“I like the voice, be it sung, spoken, snoring or muttering. ” Those are the words of Kurt Rohde, UC Davis professor of music.
The human voice and words take center stage in several upcoming performances of Rohde’s music, including his newest piece, “Never was a knight ...” and his 2015 opera “Death With Interruptions.”
San Francisco’s Left Coast Chamber Ensemble will stage both productions on Nov. 4 and 5 in San Francisco. Rohde is a founder of Left Coast, which is calling the production the biggest – in terms of numbers of musicians, sets and cost -- in its 25-year history.
The Department of Music will also present “Death With Interruptions” in the Ann E. Pitzer Center on Nov. 11.
Full story, with ticket information and more venue information by Jeffrey Day on the College of Letters and Science web site.
A sample of "Death With Interruptions:"