BOOK OF MOUNTAINS AND SEAS

CREATIVE TEAM

Music and Libretto HUANG RUO

Production BASIL TWIST

Music Direction PAUL HILLIER

Featuring ARS NOVA

ABOUT

Book of Mountains and Seas is a work of vocal-theatre for 12 singers, two percussionists, and puppets. It is inspired by the ancient Chinese compilation of early myths of the same title, which was first transcribed in 4th century B.C. Over the years, these mythological stories have become part of Chinese written and oral history, shifted and reshaped to match contemporary times. Book of Mountains and Seas is a 21st-century adaptation through the lens of our modern-day relationship with the natural world. The creation stories conjure a sense of respect and awe for the environment and the water stories challenge us to be good stewards of the natural resources we have been given.

SUPPORT

Book of Mountains and Seas was commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, Ars Nova (Copenhagen), Toronto Soundstreams, Koorbiennale, and Hong Kong New Vision Festival, and Linda & Stuart Nelson.

PRESS

PRAISE FOR HUANG RUO

"one of the world's leading young composers" 

- The New Yorker

PRAISE FOR BASIL TWIST

"No theatre artist in New York is showing more poetic force or technical skill than the puppeteer Basil Twist."

- The New Yorker

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