Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Memory Stone (Week 1: March 28)

Today Kenny and I were invited to give a talk at the University of Houston Moore School of Music. We returned in the afternoon session to discovover that Matthew had made it all the way through to Scene 5: "This is what happens when you stray...". The staging for Scene 4: "Twenty years ago..." featuring the love duet between The Man and Hana is simply sublime.  There is such an element of richness to this work that I hardly even recognized existed until I saw it staged. Notice the staging below. The Man and Hana are remembering the precious time they spent twenty years ago while singing "You were in my arms, I was in your arms..." While they are physically close and their sentiment towards each other is expressed through the music, they are not touching. Such detail!
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"You were in my arms, I was in your arms, You were in my arms, I was in your arms..."
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Music staff Eiki Isomura and music director Tim Myers

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