Ryan Brown's Mortal Lessons is a 35 minute work setting poetry of Richard Selzer, a former surgeon. He explores the processes of the body, illness, anesthesia, and surgery. Despite the somewhat grisly subject matter, Ryan's music is rhythmically vital, tuneful, and at times humorous. This performance premieres two new movements added to the ones already premiered in 2014 as The Exact Location of the Soul.
June 10, 2017, 4:30pm
Switchboard Music Festival
Z Space, San Francisco
Tonia D'Amelio, Justin Montigne, Samuel Faustine, and Sidney Chen, singers
Eric Dudley, conductor