Surrealism from the Age of Romanticism in multi-media form: music of Rbt Schumann, a tale of ETA Hoffmann & tantalizing videos.
AN ADVENTURE IN ROMANTIC PSYCHEDELIA
is a mutli-media production which was presented at the NY Open Center by the NYC based chamber music ensemble Vista Lirica on December 11 and 16, 2011. The work is mélange of 3 media:
ETA Hoffmann's tale: 'A New Year's Eve Adventure'*;
music of Robert Schumann (Fantasy Pieces; Song Cycle and Narrated Tales);
video graphics by Onomé Ekeh;
and also You, the Travelling Enthusiast who takes this journey with us.
Themes inherent in the music and literature of Romanticism, such as magic, multi-dimensionality, light play: mirrors, doppelgänger, reflections and shadows are highlighted and the video treatment enhances the connective thread.
Our goal: promotional DVD with narration, music videos and presenting wonderful classical music in a context to extend our audience beyond concert goers. There are some clips in the video posted in this section and look for the extended preview: www.youtube.com/NRynston (Schumann Fantasy Pieces)
also, please visit www.vistalirica.com/concerts.php, please visit other pages
such as www.vistalirica.com/bios.php
on the site to get a background of what Vista Lirica is all about.
The musicians of Vista Lirica are joined by actor Stephen Park (Do the Right Thing, Dumb Waiter, Fargo, A Serious Man) who narrates selections of Hoffmann's work.
The project was coaxed forth after having attended the Horizons Conference (2010). At this conference, psychedelia is discussed from the research and experiences of scientists and shamans alike, all of whom take this subject quite seriously. At one point in the conference, I raised my hand and found myself giving a short talk about the Romantic movement of the 19th c. - Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, Hoffmann and Schumann. This 'spiel' made a strong impression and the subject matter clearly holds its own in discussions on expanded consciousness, ayahuasca, and how all of this relates to deep ecology. (OK don't get me started! see our web site!). Several Horizon keynote speakers approached me with great interest, and I decided to take the next step, which is this project. Fortunately, I have some amazingly talented colleagues who are willing to make this a true collaboration.
Historically, it's easy to trace the thread from early Romanticism to Art Deco and then 60's psychedelia. Hoffmann and Schumann may have written an original hitchhiker's guide to the universe, and in this spirit, we so embark on this project. They inspired many contemporary artists, and esp., in the case of ETA, filmmakers. *And ETA wrote a lot more than The Nutcracker!!
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pledged of $4,200 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 22, 2012.
Dec 13, 2011 - Jan 22, 2012 (40 days)
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one still from video and we include you name on our donors page in our web site. Everyone is invited to beome a friend/subscriber on our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/NRynston and tune in!! It's free and easy!!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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1 Vista Lirica CDs from this list: ***1. Brahms Clarinet Quintet (Adagio)/ Cantorial Aria/24 Chopin Préludes ***2. Schubert – Shepherd on the Rock/Zemlinsky d-minor Trio ***3. Bach Goldberg Variations (one of my all-time favorite recordings!!) ***4. Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Beth Levin, piano and your name appears on our web site donors page. Our musicians have distinguished themselves internationally including via the Leeds and Tchaikovsky Competition awards, and guest artist David Del Tredici is a Pulitzer Prize winner.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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2 Vista Lirica CDs (see above) and your name will be listed on our donors pageEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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3 Vista Lirica CDs (see above) for samples of our performances, please visit www.youtube.com/NRynston and 2 comps to future concerts/events and your name will be listed on our donors pageEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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one tarot reading by N. Rynston and your name will be listed on our donors page, 3 CDs and 2 compsEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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4 Vista Lirica CDs (see above) for samples of our performances, please visit www.youtube.com/NRynston and 4 comps to future concerts/events and your name will be listed on our donors page.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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invitation to a house concert by Vista Lirica – we promise a wonderful evening of food, wine, music and interesting conversation. (in the NYC area, if can provide travel arrangements to other locales, please let us know!!) and 4 comps to our concerts/events invitation to a house and your name will be listed on our donors pageEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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invitation to a house concert and a copy of ‘The Green Guide to Vista Lirica and the Cosmos’ -- how deep ecology, Romanticism and psychedelia are all intrinsically connected, incl. pictures from past events and CDs and your name will be listed on our donors page and 8 comps to future concerts/events.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You choose from the above!!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012