Wold, Erling - Uksus

SKU 34-MM-020
I first came across Erling’s name as a member of the San Francisco guitar-based group, Name, which also featured Bob Adams & Henry Kaiser, a.o. Since then, he’s concentrated on ‘modern composition and large dramatic works’, about really unusual subjects (see below) and this is his latest.

“Erling Wold is a bon vivant and a composer of large dramatic works. His new chamber opera UKSUS is ''a feverish mashup of artistic and political history, commentary on vinegar and meatballs, and non sequiturs, all set to Wolds tangy, versatile score'' (San Francisco Chronicle). The composer has been described as ''a true California eccentric and polymath'' (Bachtrack) and ''The Eric Satie of Berkeley surrealist/minimalist electro-artrock'' (Village Voice).
The work is a mixture of stories and poems from the OBERIU, a group of Russian writers and artists in Leningrad in the 1930s.
The cast features Timur, the ''extravagantly transgressive tenor'' (Los Angeles Times), the ''vocally resplendent'' (Opera News) Laura Bohn, mezzo Nikola Printz, and actor Bob Ernst.
An ensemble of crossover musicians from the new-music / jazz / classical scenes is conducted by Bryan Nies.
UKSUS follows Wold's previous, critically acclaimed operas Certitude and Joy, about a woman who kills her three children on orders from God; A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, the dream-story of a convent-bound girl by Max Ernst; and Mordake, chronicling the descent of Edward Mordake, born with his sisters face on the back of his head.”
  • LabelMinMax
  • UPC754702202025
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