Eric Moe – The Artwork of the Future
Ask composer Eric Moe, whose work has been described by others as “music of winning exuberance” and “maximal minimalism,” to describe his music, and he writes, “Although the surfaces and genres are varied, my works share a concern for rhythmic propulsion and a disregard for stylistic orthodoxies.” Winner of numerous honors and awards, Moe is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh and founder of that city’s Music on the Edge new music concert series.
A new opera by Eric Moe and librettist Rob Handel, The Artwork of the Future, will have its world premiere in a production by Fresh Squeezed Opera in five performances at HERE Performing Arts Center in SoHo, NYC, on May 13, 14, 16, 18, and 19, 2023. The 70-minute work, scored for four singers and instrumental septet, is a lighthearted science-fiction opera that looks at the purpose of art in challenging times through the lens of comedy. See the press release here:
- Read reviews of The Artwork of the Future on New York Classical Review, Seen and Heard International, and OperaWire
- The Artwork of the Future, a New Opera by Eric Moe and Rob Handel – World Premiere by Fresh Squeezed Opera May 13-19, 2023 – Press release
- ERIC MOE’S UNCANNY AFFABLE MACHINES – “SIX SCENARIOS OF HUMAN/MACHINE INTERACTION” IS AN AUGUST 2018 RELEASE FROM NEW FOCUS RECORDINGS | press release
New CD Features Performers Yihan Chen, Pipa; Lindsey Goodman, Flute; Jessica Meyer, Viola; Paul Vaillancourt, Drumset; and the Composer Himself on Piano