The Edge of Forever is a chamber opera in five scenes, with 38 minutes of music scored for a single tenor singer, a chorus of four female voices, and an eclectic ensemble comprised of two conch shell trumpets, woodwinds, strings, various standard and non-traditional percussion, and features eight sine tone oscillators played through a mixing board. The musical influences for The Edge of Forever include the avant-garde New Music tradition, ancient music and tuning systems, sound healing practices of the Californian New Age movement, and Spiritual/Free jazz from the 1960s and 1970s.
The release is the second collaboration between composer Lewis Pesacov and librettist Elizabeth Cline. The recording is pressed as a limited edition series of 500 vinyl records. Included is a booklet insert with synopsis, libretto, photo documentation, and text by the librettist, composer and The Industrys Artistic Director Yuval Sharon.
Limited Edition 12" Vinyl - Only 500 Copies
Booklet insert includes synopsis, libretto, photo documentation, and text by the librettist, composer and The Industrys Artistic Director Yuval Sharon
Christopher Rountree, conductor
Music by Lewis Pesacov
Libretto by Elizabeth Cline
Scene 1: Procession of Scribes 'Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth"
Scene 2: Entre'acte
Scene 3: Expanse of Time
Scene 4: Ripples, Murmurs, Ripples, Sighs, Ripples, Hums
Scene 5: From Stone and To Forever