Let’s Make A Sandwich

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Let’s Make A Sandwich!

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Let’s Make A Sandwich began in 2014 as an idea to showcase the creative process. By asking two composers to write short operas based upon the same source material, and having two different directors stage each opera, LMAS highlights the blurred line defining where the composer’s work ends and the creative team’s begins.

SOURCE MATERIAL

Sally Gasco (short for "gas company") and her mother make tuna rarebit for their young boy guests. Thanks to their gas stove, this process is quick and easy. This short features both the mother, daughter, and kitchen from "A Date With Your Family."
 

PERFORMANCES

Let’s Make A Sandwich: Curtis Hughes & Rudolf Rojahn

September 25-27, 2014
The Zack Box
Boston, MA

World Premieres of Rarebit by Curtis Hughes and Ouroboros by Rudolf Rojahn with directors Giselle Ty and Copeland Woodruff.

Let’s Make A Sandwich: Victoria Cheah & Anthony R Green

May 1-3 & 8-10, 2020
Boston Playwright’s Theatre
Boston, MA

World Premieres by Anthony R. Green and Victoria Cheah.

 

ABOUT THE 2020 LMAS COMPOSERS:

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Victoria Cheah (b. 1988) is a composer working in multiple media and genres, exploring hierarchy, ambiguity, and the concert ritual. Her work has been commissioned / presented by MATA Festival, Ensemble Dal Niente, Vertixe Sonora, Marilyn Nonken, Trio Okho, Transient Canvas, Trio de Kooning, PRISM Quartet. Her teachers include David Rakowski, Eric Chasalow, Yu-Hui Chang, and Chaya Czernowin. 

Cheah holds a B.A. in music from City University of New York Hunter College & Macaulay Honors College, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in composition at Brandeis University. In addition to her doctoral studies, Cheah has taught at Longy School of Music of Bard College, Harvard University (TF), and Brandeis University. 

From 2011-2015, Cheah served as founding executive director of Sound Icon and has worked with new music organizations Manhattan Sinfonietta, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composit and is currently production manager of Talea Ensemble and co-director of Score Follower/Incipitsify.

 
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Anthony R.Green (composer, performer, social justice) has had works presented in over 20 countries by The Playground Ensemble, Transient Canvas, Ossia New Music, Access Contemporary Music, Ensemble 212, and Alarm Will Sound and he has received grants from Meet the Composer, Argosy Foundation, New Music USA, and American Composers Forum as a McKnight Visiting Composer. 


His work includes musical and visual creations, collaborations, educational outreach, and more. Behind all of his artistic endeavors are the ideals of equality, freedom, and social justice. Green is Co-founder, Co-artistic director, and composer-in-residence with Castle of our Skins, an organization dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music performance and education. His work with Castle of our Skins has included concert and workshop curation and development, community outreach, and lecturing about the history and politics concerning Black composers of Classical music.