November 23, 2009
Mouthpiece XIII, Mathilde of Loci, Part I is the first part a three-act opera telling the story of the final moments of a fictional exemplar of memory. It is loosely based on the life of Matteo Ricci, who, in the late sixteenth century, taught the Method of Loci, or “Memory Palace,” a mnemonic technique of associatively linking memories to places within an architectural location. In the opera’s account, the protagonist disappears in 1602 following a summons to the “Great Hall.” This story recounts the fantastical events that occurred within the hall.
With the American Composers Orchestra, as part of the Orchestra Underground concert.
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at 7:30 PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
(57th St. & 7th Ave., NYC)
Erin Gee (Composer, Vocalist)
Colin Gee (Writer, Director, Actor)