[NetBehaviour] 5 Operas

Michael Szpakowski szpako at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 11 14:01:30 CEST 2016


Cheers Edward! michael

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> On 10 Jul 2016, at 15:23, Edward Picot <julian.lesaux at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Wonderful! I'd forgotten how good these were/are, even though I've got them on a disc on my shelf. I played them to my father-in-law, Jack Hindmarsh (now deceased), who was a church organist and a music teacher, and he really enjoyed them. Looking at them again, I found myself thinking 'Oh, this is the best one' as I came to each of them in turn, a bit like you do with the tracks on a really good album you haven't heard for ages.
> 
> I love the mixture of different techniques and materials used in the them - hi-tech and lo-tech cobbled together - and, as Ruth says, the unexpectedness of the subjects. And just the sheer exuberant inventiveness of the whole thing!
> 
> - Edward
> 
>> On 10/07/16 12:02, Michael Szpakowski wrote:
>> In 2003 I put out a call for opera libretti of exactly 100 words, 5 of which I then developed into internet resident tiny operas, 
>> 
>> with performances by a chorus of primary school students and with the principals sung by local FE students.
>> The format in which I made them, shockwave movies, is increasingly unreliable nowadays 
>> 
>> so I am converting them all into videos and re-posting them here
>> 
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/szpako/albums/72157670738115225
>> 
>> 
>> and on my own website. If you're interested the original project is here:
>> 
>> http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com/5operas.html
>> 
>> 
>> cheers
>> 
>> michael
>> 
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