BIENNALE MUSICA 2022-OUT OF STAGE-Mestre – Teatro del Parco-YVETTE JANINE JACKSON
Mestre – Teatro del Parco
YVETTE JANINE JACKSON (1973)
LEFT BEHIND, 2022 (60’) ***
a radio opera
Radio Opera Workshop Ensemble
Malesha Jessie Taylor, voice
Joy Guidry, bassoon
Amy Cimini, viola
Judith Hamann, cello
Tommy Babin, double bass
Yvette Janine Jackson, electronics
In collaboration with Comune di Venezia /
Cultura Venezia / Teatro del Parco
Radio Opera Workshop is an ensemble established in 2020 in order to perform the radio operas of Yvette Janine Jackson. Jackson’s radio operas are narrative compositions told through electroacoustic soundscapes, sound effects, instrumental music, and text. The stories address historical events and contemporary issues in an abstract manner that invites the listener to participate in the interpretation of the narrative. The texts are derived from archival materials, including news media, historical documents, corporate websites, and internet trolls.
Left Behind is the first in a series of radio operas themed around the environmental and socioeconomic impact of space tourism on local communities near launch sites.