Composer Kevin Puts: SILENT NIGHT Music that tells a story

Composer Kevin Puts: SILENT NIGHT Music that tells a story



you know it occurred to me today actually 3 2 or 3 days before their premiere that you know when I saw the production last night and it was really close you know to how it's gonna be it was it was beautiful and overwhelming visually and aurally I mean you can feel the bombs throughout the theater and my music was sung if sung and played by the orchestra so beautifully I think what I thought was that's just amazing that people can do this you know that human beings can just start from scratch from nothing from Dale watching a film and thinking and this could be a good opera and then it's calling me and then calling mark and then we get together for a couple of years and then we assemble a creative team we assemble a cast everybody's perfect for every role they're all amazing musicians and suddenly we have this thing which is a compelling show and it came from you know like what it came from an idea and it seemed so significant and sort of overwhelming in so many ways to sit in the audience and I hadn't really sat on the audience I've all I've been thinking about is you know should the oboz double the horns or what's is this tempo too fast for the singer or how do I cut the strings down a little to balance the singer and then I suddenly last night realize that this we have this this powerhouse of a show I mean my in my humble opinion I mean it's just it's really incredible to see all this come together and it's because of this this amazing team of creative people who have put it together and so it's it's informed the work immensely I mean it's it's enhanced it in ways that I I didn't imagine you know coming from my background writing concert music basically the music has to do everything I mean that's you know I I think if the music doesn't tell the story if the music doesn't do everything I don't even think about a visual element you know you should be able to close your eyes and and get all the information you need but with this you know there's so many other elements there's acting there's the the scenery there's the you know the costumes there's lighting and sound I mean there's so many other elements that just make the music even better I mean it's just it's an amazing experience

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