Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Curtis Taylor

Curtis has regularly produced live art song theater from his Vodvil studio and elswhere over the last several years. This past weekend he converted Vodvil into a 70's era amusement club for men as a set for a short film adapted to the 1934 operatic art-song The Bachianas, by Heitor Villa-Lobos. The music, recorded specifically for the film, was adapted for three sopranos and saxophone orchestra by Scott Granlund while the vocalists play the part of the "women of the night". In the low, lustrous light male patrons exchange pink slips for enticement while tragedy looms...

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