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Pat Spadine, Ashcan Orchestra



Eve Essex talks to the composer about his story-driven, genre-defying, deliciously sensual, multimedida "opera", Apollo's Accidental Answer, which appears in its final form at Issue Project Room Friday, June 27, 2014. The piece was developed with his ensemble during his Clocktower residency in 2012.

Re-imagining of the ancient myth of Cassandra, the work presents an eyewitness account of the evolution of the universe, as the heroine struggles to give order to the visions that confuse her mind. Orchestrated for toy instruments, saw, water glasses, percussion and handmade gadgetry, with a sculptural backdrop of televisions and mechanical effects, the opera is a culmination of many facets of the ensemble's DIY ethos. Originally commissioned by Clocktower Productions in 2012, ISSUE is pleased to support this opera's premiere in its first full staging with new orchestrations.
 

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