Under The Bridge
The Hip-Brass-Hop-Opera
Year of Origin: 2002
Instrumentation:

Under The Bridge - The Hip-Brass-Hop-Opera

Instrumentation Details

Solo: soprano (1), tenor (1), speaker (m) (1)

orchestra (1)

Publication

Type of Publication:  Manuscript

Recording

Title:  Under The Bridge
Label:  Tonstudio AMOS
Year:  2010

Commission-Dedication-Occasion

Occasion:

Weltausstellung/Exposition Mondiale (EXPO)

EXPO 2002 (Neuchâtel/Switzerland)

Commission:

2002

Swiss Army Brass Band

Premiere

Date:  9. July 2002

Location of the Premiere: Interlaken (Switzerland)
Other Performances: a.o. at the EXPO 2002 at Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

Description of Style

 

The Opera is sung, rapped, and danced, and its combination of modern influences from hip hop with the traditional sound of a brass band speaks to the modern audience. Diverse elements such as brass, singing, DJ’ing, rap and breakdance are brought together in this crossover project. The usual loops from hip hop are transcribed and then performed live.

Commissioned Composition of (Person)