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12.16.2015

Passionate Pilgrim, an album of Shakespearean apocrypha

Friends,

I am beyond excited to share with you a sneak preview of a new album in progress, "The Passionate Pilgrim."

Written and conceived by Oracle Hysterical (composer-performers Elliot Cooper Cole​, Brad Balliett​ & Doug Balliett​, and Majel Connery​) in collaboration with New Vintage Baroque, "The Passionate Pilgrim" brings an all-but-forgotten poem cycle back to life. Once thought to have been penned by Shakespeare, the poems were stripped of this stature when their Shakespearean parentage was revealed as a fake. Here, finally, the orphaned cycle enjoys new pride of place, reimagined as tuneful Baroque pop.

Thanks to Ryan Streber (mix), Kevin Eikenberg​ (video) and to Todd Carder​ and The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn. We love you guys.

"The Passionate Pilgrim" is a co-production of Opera Cabal and New Vintage Baroque.

12.08.2015

My Admiration Knows No Bounds

A shout-out & huge thanks to Teddy Rankin-Parker, who performed at Opera Cabal's Art+Science Berkeley Salon last Saturday night. If you haven't heard of Teddy already, you will soon.