International Herald Tribune – Opera With Atmosphere of Brave New World

Two weeks after the world premiere of Death and the Powers, the reviews are starting to come in (see BUZZ)! This week, Jonathan Levi published his article, "Opera With Atmosphere of Brave New World," in the International Herald Tribune. It is a beautifully written piece that brings Levi's own perspective to Death and the Powers. …

Meet the Artists – Alex McDowell (Production Designer)

Alex McDowell is one of the most innovative and influential designers working in narrative media, with the impact of his ideas extending far beyond his background in cinema.  Alex advocates an immersive design process that acknowledges the key world-building role of design in storytelling. He currently serves as adjunct professor at the Interactive Media Department/School …

BBC News article – Is music going back to its roots?

Death and the Powers was recently featured in a BBC News article entitled Is music going back to its roots?, the last of a five-part series exploring the intersection of technology and culture. In the article, Tod Machover discusses the coalescence of modern music and technology, the challenges auto-tune has brought to the new generation of …

Meet the Artists – Jim Maddalena (Simon Powers)

The role of Simon Powers is performed by the renowned baritone, James Maddalena.  Simon is described as "a billionaire entrepreneur obsessed with his death.  Mid-sixties.  Mad, eccentric, charismatic, virile, successful.  Has a devilish side to him, mischievous." Maddalena appears on stage in the first scene, at the end of which he vanishes into The System …

Interview with Karole Armitage, Choreographer

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to grab a few minutes of Karole's time during rehearsals and shoot this interview. When Karole Armitage isn't busy staging the characters in Death and the Powers, she serves as the artistic director for Armitage Gone! Dance, choreographing for numerous companies throughout Europe and America as well …