We Are All Failing Them

May 16 - May 18, 2013

a new work by Robin Holcomb, Britta Johnson and Curtis Taylor

World premiere!

The border between ambition and hard luck is a blind spot. We Are All Failing Them is a song cycle, performed live with film and objects, that engages in a sideways view of the curious and spectacular tragedy of the Donner Party. Drawing upon the languages of recital, film and staged séance, this evening-length entertainment asks: what gets left behind along the trail to the Promised Land? 

The world premiere of this collaborative work by composer Robin Holcomb, filmmaker Britta Johnson and theatre artist Curtis Taylor features performances by Robin Holcomb (piano, voice), Peggy Lee (cello), Danny Barnes (voice, banjo) and Susie Kozawa (sound effects). 

>> Tickets for this performance are $12/Film Forum Members, $15/General Admission, and can be purchased online or by phone from Brown Paper Tickets at 1.800.838.3006.

>> Listen to an interview with Robin Holcomb about the work on KUOW (starts at 16:30).

>> Listen to a recorded performance excerpt and conversation with Robin Holcomb on KBCS' The Caravan (look for 5/8, Hour 2 on the online audio archive).

Support for this new work provided by 4Culture and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital.

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