Karl Cronin’s The Wild Men CD Release Party & TOC Residencyon May 08 in TOC Residency, [**] SPACE by Ernesto
Karl Cronin presents a free concert performance of his one act opera The Wild Men.
About Karl Residency at THEOFFCENTER
With his residency at The OFF Center, Karl is tackling four primary research areas:
1. Music as a technology for documenting and communicating somatic states and subjective experience.
2. Transpersonal narratives derived from personal mythology.
3. Modular, scalable touring models for catalyzing teams of performers, designers, and producers to create spectacles at the intersection of pop music, contemporary classical music, and fashion.
4. The potential for music concerts to serve as cultural forums for building community and exploring human potential.
To hear Karl’s music and for more information visit http://karlcronin.com
KARL CRONIN is a neoclassical pop singer & composer. Working at the intersection of pop music and contemporary opera, Karl performs original song cycles in collaboration with musicians, dancers, DJs, fashion designers, and theater directors. Working in the tradition of grand opera, his mission is to create performance events that serve as public forums for exploring the challenges and opportunities facing humanity. His compositions often use allegory and myth to explore contemporary themes of love, fear, radical generosity, and our relationships with each other and the earth. Trained in classical cello and contemporary dance, Cronin received a BA in Music from Boston College, which is where he co-produced his first opera, Dido and Aeneas. His work is deeply influenced by his history as a performance and intermedia artist, and he has studied music composition with Thomas Oboe Lee, music cognition with Drs. Gottfried Schlaug and Ellen Winner, contemporary performance with Deborah Hay, JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Jennifer Monson, and faculty at Movement Research (NYC), and currently studies voice in San Francisco with Jonathan Smucker. He has presented his work at clubs, concert halls, and galleries throughout the country, including the San Francisco Art Institute (CA), San Francisco International Arts Festival (CA), SOMArts (CA), The Boston Institute of Contemporary Art (MA), Jay Etkin Gallery (NM), Rainbow Starlight Lounge (NM), Danspace (NYC), MR @ Judson Memorial Church (NYC), and the Santa Fe Art Institute (CA). The Wild Men was inspired by research conducted while in residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute (NM) and Playa (OR).