Pedr Solis
Composer: Per Bloland
Composer Bio: Per Bloland is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music praised by the New York Times for his “ear-opening electronic innovations.” His compositions range from intimate solo pieces to works for large orchestra, and incorporate video, dance, and custom built electronics. He has received awards and recognition from organizations including IRCAM, SEAMUS/ASCAP, Digital Art Awards of Tokyo, ISCM, the Martirano Competition, and SCI/ASCAP. He has received commissions from the Guerilla Opera Company, Wild Rumpus, the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ECCE), Ensemble Pi, the Callithumpian Consort, Stanford’s CCRMA, SEAMUS/ASCAP, the Kenners, Michael Straus and Patti Cudd. His music can be heard on the TauKay (Italy), Capstone, Spektral, and SEAMUS labels, and through the MIT Press. A portrait CD of his work, performed by the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, is scheduled for release by Tzadik in the spring of 2015. Bloland is the co-creator of the Electromagnetically-Prepared Piano, about which he has given numerous lecture/demonstrations and published a paper. He is an Assistant Professor of Technology and Music Theory at Miami University, Ohio, and recently completed a five-month Musical Research Residency at IRCAM in Paris. He received his D.M.A. in composition from Stanford University and his M.M. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Librettist: Paul Schick
Original Cast: Carrie Cheron, mezzo-soprano
Brian Church, baritone
Aliana de la Guardia, soprano
Douglas Dodson, countertenor 

Premiere Date: May 15, 2015
Description: Pedr Solis is partially based on “The Tower,” a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis. In 1970 Solis’s novel “Stillaset” spills into his real life in Oslo. The Nordic god Loki narrates.
Character List (Major): Pedr Solis (Baritone)
Ignis (Countertenor)
Adrian (Soprano)
Doctor (Mezzo Soprano)
Length: 01:15
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: Clarinet
Saxophone
Percussion
Violin
Electronics
Contact: Not Available
Composer Web Site: http://www.perbloland.com/
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