2010 music theater piece, Slide, for tenor/actor, electric guitar and mixed chamber ensemble will be staged in three performances in Philadelphia, Princeton, and at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust this November.
Mackey’s 2010 album Dreamhouse, nominated for four Grammy Awards, featured tenor/actor Rinde Eckert; the composer won a Grammy for another Eckert collaboration, the music theater piece Slide, as recorded on the album Lonely Motel: Music from Slide. That piece will be staged this fall with Rinde Eckert & Orchestra 2001, conducted by Jayce Ogren.
Through a merging of rock and classical, “the stylistic sliding is … powerful and impressive.” LA Times
“the symbiosis between genres and styles that pervades this year’s densely programmed festival [Ojai] for a multitasking generation is the essence of Slide. …Few could deny the piece was musically and dramatically memorable.” Ventura County Star
Nov 14 – Princeton, NJ – Taplin Auditorium at Princeton University
Nov 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Venice Island
Nov 17 – Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust