A radical new approach to live performance

Here's another excellent article about Death and the Powers from Variety. This one sheds light on how composer Tod Machover and production designer Alex McDowell thought about rendering the character of Simon Powers through the elements of the stage design and the development of "Disembodied Performance" technology. "Machover sees applications for this technology in large …

Christian Science Monitor delves into Death and the Powers

There's an excellent article, "A thoroughly modern opera: Robots enter a new frontier,"  just out by writer Gregory Lamb in the Christian Science Monitor. Through his interviews with the creative team, Lamb helps to explicate the many layers of meaning in the technological wizardry of Death and the Powers. Lamb writes, "all this technology, some …

Preview: Scene 6 – The World Reacts

A new, stranger atmosphere: Miranda, Nicholas, and Evvy are apparently accustomed to it.  Evvy is now wearing headphones, swaying a little as if to music, nodding and tilting her head as though channeling Simon’s presence.  A delegation from the outside world—composed of The United Way, The United Nations, and The Administration—arrives and wishes to speak …