Murderous Little World
Friday, November 30th, 2012
8:00PM (Pre-concert talk 7:15PM)
Conceived by award-winning composer Linda Bouchard, Murderous Little World is an evening-length work of experimental music theater based on poems by Anne Carson. Inspired by Carson’s achievement, Bouchard has translated the book’s intellectual power and emotional energy to the stage as a work of experimental music theater.
The title comes from within Carson’s 2001 collection of poems “Men in the Off Hours”, in which she blends free verse with prose passages. The result is startling reinventions of historical figures such as Lazarus, Virginia Woolfe, Sigmund Freud, and Hokusai. Murderous Little World is given visual expression by video artist Jan Breuleux and is set to an electronic score showcasing trumpet, trombone, accordion, and piano.
Tickets available at the door as well as at the University box office - 250-721-8480