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Title Astronome [videorecording] : a night at the opera : a disturbing initiation / by John Zorn & Richard Foreman ; text and theatrical staging by Richard Foreman ; music by John Zorn ; a film by Henry Hills ; an Ontological-Hysteric performance ; in collaboration with Hips Road ; a Tzadik DVD.
Published New York, NY : Tzadik, c2010.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  M1500.Z86 A8 2010    IN LIBRARY
 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  M1500.Z86 A8 2010    IN LIBRARY
Edition Tzadik DVD ed.
Description 1 videodisc (63 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Filmed by Henry Hills, Andrew Lampert and Hunter Herrick ; edited by Henry Hills ; staged by Richard Foreman ; sound mix, Travis Just.
Note "Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, Vol. 2"--Container.
Program and biographical notes on container.
Special features: a short film (20 min.) King Richard by Henry Hills; starring Richard Foreman and Emma Bee Bernstein; combines an interview from the 1997 set of Benita Canova by Emma Bernstein with footage from the 2004 production of King Cowboy Rufus rules the universe.
System Reqs DVD ; NTSC ; all regions ; aspect ratio: 16:9 ; stereo.
Performer Karl Allen (Man in Striped Hat) ; Benjamin Forster (Man in White Blouse) ; Fulya Peker (Woman in White Blouse) ; Eric Magnus (Man in Fez) ; Morgan von Prelle Pecelli (Woman in Fez) ; James Peterson (Man in Green Face) ; Deborah Wallace (Woman in All Black) ; Joey Baron, drums ; Trevor Dunn, bass ; Mike Patton, voice.
Note Recorded live, Mar. 10-21, 2009, at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, St. Mark's Church, New York City.
Summary Hear Zorn's score dominated by ecstatic groans, grunts and babbling while witnessing the initiation of a group of people into a world where ambiguous behavior alone leads to freedom. Foreman drew upon alchemical and mystical imagery to create the world where the opera's events play out. Ten performances were captured and edited together to make this film.
Subject Noise -- Drama.
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery -- Drama.
Operas -- 21st century.
Experimental drama, American.
Genre Filmed operas.
Nonfiction films.
Related Names Foreman, Richard, 1937- Librettist. Director.
Zorn, John, 1953- Composer.
Patton, Mike. Singer.
Dunn, Trevor. Instrumentalist.
Baron, Joey. Instrumentalist.
Bernstein, Emma Bee, 1985-2008. Performer. Interviewee.
Hills, Henry. Cinematographer. Director. Editor.
Zorn, John, 1953- Astronome.
Ontological-Hysteric Theatre. Performer. Producer.
Hips Road Edition. Producer.
Tzadik (Firm)
Alternate Title Night at the opera
Standard # 702397301097
Publisher # TZ 3010 Tzadik
OCLC number 662706368