Calling: An Opera of Forgiveness

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Roland Burks and Nicole ToriNicole Tori and Roland Burks
Roland Burks and Nicole Tori, Calling leads September 2008.
Photos by Azikiwe Mohammed.
Calling:  Audio Clips

Here are a few select audio excerpts from Calling:

1. Scene 3A, "In the Apartment/On the Roof," clip #1. Click HERE for high-quality or HERE for mp3.
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Scene 3A, "In the Apartment/On the Roof," clip #2. Click HERE for high-quality or HERE for mp3.
  • Laura Anderson, soprano; Tim Bruett, baritone; Patrick O'Keefe, clarinet; Heather Barringer, percussion; Shannon Wettstein, piano; Maja Cerar, violin; Douglas Geers, computer; David Walsh, director.  Recorded live at Ted Mann Concert Hall, February 27, 2008.  Performed at the 2008 Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts.
  • This scene features the Mother and Father.  The first tower has just been hit.  They watch it together from their apartment window.  She wants to go rescue their son, who is in a school near the tower.

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Scene 4, "The Lesser of Two Evils," clip #1. Click HERE for high-quality or HERE for mp3.
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Scene 4, "The Lesser of Two Evils," clip #2. Click HERE for high-quality or HERE for mp3. 
  • Kamala Sankaram, soprano; Jesse Murray, boy soprano; Maja Cerar, violin; Douglas Geers, electronic keyboards.  Performed at the Calling
  • This scene features the Mother and son.  That night, after they have run home through the streets from his school, the boy has troubled sleep,remembering the sight of people jumping from the towers.  The mother tries to console him. Benefit, June 26 2008,  Minor/Boyle loft, New York City.

5. Scene 2, "How Long," clip #1. Click HERE for high-quality or HERE for mp3. 
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Scene 2, "How Long," clip #1. Click HERE for high-quality or HERE for mp3. 
  • Laura Anderson, Soprano; Patrick O'Keefe, clarinet; Heather Barringer, percussion; Shannon Wettstein, piano; Maja Cerar, violin; Douglas Geers, computer; David Walsh, director.  Recorded live at Ted Mann Concert Hall, February 27, 2008.  Performed at the 2008 Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts.
  • This scene is a meditation by the main character, the Mother, after she sees that the first WTC tower has been hit.


Calling:  Video Clip
Click HERE to see a brief video of excerpts from Calling.