Jeff Myers writes music for acoustic instruments and voices. Though much of his work draws on an eclectic array of musical forms, all of his music has one thing in common: expressive intensity. Many of his works draw on preexisting musical works, styles and genres, as well as visual art and natural phenomena. Filipino kulintang music, works by M. C. Escher, overtone music, and more recently, folk music and geographical narratives, have all been sources for inspiration. His operatic collaboration with writer and filmmaker Royce Vavrek yielded the one-act opera The Hunger Art, based on Kafka’s “Hunger Artist” and the Adam and Eve story. Currently Myers is working on a new opera with writer Quincy Long and the American Lyric Theater based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
|Other Artistic Personnel:
Timothy Nelson (Director)
Noah S. Weber (Artistic Director & Conductor)