A new opera that looks at the nature of inspiration, originality, and illusion, through the cautionary tale of a fictional composer’s behavior on social media.
A collaboration between composer Nick Hallett and filmmaker Josh Thorson, To Music investigates the creative process and its distractions—a portrait of the artist on Facebook. The workshop of To Music is currently being produced by Experiments in Opera.
Early press for To Music:
"Gorgeous, heartfelt vocalises...it's a genius solution to expressing the inner lives of characters while keeping the action moving forward...most successful"—Opera News
"The best of the operas juxtaposed wildly contrasting musical styles. Hallett’s dark comedy To Music was the most elaborate collage”—Pitchfork
"Most engaging...Hallett craftily worked ringtones into the score and scripted a glitching and stalling streaming internet ad for soprano" —New York Classical Review