Monday, August 24, 2009

Residency with the Heretic Opera

Big news: I have officially been made the "Composer in Remote Residence" with the Heretic Opera! As part of this residency, I will be writing the music to two operas - "Josephine and Valentine," an opera that will be produced for the Fall of 2010; and "Seeking Jefferson (tentative title)" for the Fall of 2012.

You might be wondering why it is called a "remote" residency. Since I won't actually be residing with the opera company (located in Portland, OR - a shame that I can't actually live there for the year!), I will instead be writing about my experience writing an opera here on this blog, as well as posting video logs and interviews over the course of the creative experience. Think of it as a "behind-the-scenes" look into writing a contemporary opera.

Anyways, I wanted to share the news here first! You can find out more about the Heretic Opera on their website. I'm personally very excited to be participating in this project.

Since I will now be posting multiple topics here, I will also begin labeling my posts for your reading pleasure. My weekly composition tips log will be up as advertised on Thursday, so check back then. Until next time!


  1. Congrats, Ken! Why not a (or similar) opera website for the forum, instead?

  2. You mean instead of posting here? I'll think about it - might make more sense...