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Summer Daze: Opera, Music, and More!

electronicaIt's exciting to be in Buffalo, New York in the Summer! Sunshine, art, music, and nature combined with just the right touch of city life and international cuisine. 

This summer will be an exciting one musically speaking. After two and half years and 1033 vocal tracks, I am wrapping up Libertaria: The Virtual Opera this summer. Thanks to our wonderful Kickstarter backers, the talented film composer Patrick Rundbladh is finishing up the final Libertaria Cast Album. Patrick has done exquisite work on Libertaria, combining both artistry and technical prowess. 


Animators Kera Hildebrandt and Lucinda McNary have finished animation production and now I have a summer ahead of me of editing and animating the movie for the world premier October 5th in Lake Worth, Florida. (more info on that soon!)


But I'm not just working on opera. Yesterday I lay down some blues tracks for the second Unraveling Music Album for Easy Ear Training. I've been working with Easy Ear Training for a few years now, blogging on ear training skills, writing up tracks for the site, and now working on a second exciting ear training album. More updates on this new project later this summer! 

Some of you may know that I have started writing the sci-fi novel version of Libertaria. I was inspired to expand the opera to a novel initially as a way to know my characters better. I wanted to know how the addict Simeon transformed from loving father to addict megalomaniac. I wanted to know what happened to Libertaria's mother, how Lucinde became so deformed, and if Miguel and Lucinde had a past. I wanted to know more about the evil Collective, reverse-aging geneticists that run the dystopic USSA and Genetics Factory. So I began to write and discovered that there was a story and history there that could fill pages, or even books with history, love, war, and loss. 

Maybe every artist goes through a time of reflection and transformation, trying their hand at various creative endeavors. Already I have worked in music, video art/film, and now the written word. (I will save painting to more talented individuals...my drawing is atrocious!).  

In the end, it is proving to be a creative and exciting summer! Now off to eat some delicious Indian cuisine! 
 

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