Fly Away All — A Surreal Dance Opera
Composer: Brenda Hutchinson
Librettist: Theodore Shank
Premiere Date: May 20, 1988
Producing Company: Minnesota Opera New Music-Theatre Ensemble
Description: In a waiting room in limbo there are several inhabitants. The zombie-like Attendant is in control and a Squawk Box gives instructions. A Young Man is in a state of mental collapse and his Girl Friend tries to help. An old woman (Wife) brings her Husband to this place and tries to leave him there.
Length: 00:30
Musical Style: The music was created on an Emax sampler and can be performed by one keyboard musician. A variety of sampled sounds serve as the orchestra. These include the sound of wind, children playing, laugher, gasps, ticking clock, footsteps, electronic hums
Contact: Theodore Shank
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