Here's the music I wrote for Lileana Blain-Cruz's 2011 production of Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights" at the Iseman Theater in New Haven. Special thanks to Lileana Blain-Cruz & Sunder Ganglani, Elizabeth Atkinson, Adam Rigg, Jayoung Yoon, Masha Tsimring, Hannah Wasileski, Kirstin Hodges & all the actors, singers and musicians: Hallie Cooper-Novack, William Demeritt, Chris Henry, Seamus Mulcahy, Fisher Neal, Lupita Nyong'o, Jillian Taylor, Alexandra Trow, Adina Verson, Benjamin Firer, Gleb Kanasevich, Matt Rosenthal, Paul Kerekes & Jack Vees.
released April 30, 2013
Composed, produced, mixed and mastered by Adrian Knight. Words by Gertrude Stein by Permission of the Estate of Gertrude Stein.
The musicians who played on the recordings were Benjamin Firer (trombone), Gleb Kanasevich (clarinet, bass clarinet and bassett horn), Matt Rosenthal (double bass) and Adrian Knight (vocals, keyboards, guitars, percussion, electronics). Vocals on “Yes They Shine”: Jillian Taylor. Additional piano on “Yes They Shine”: Paul Kerekes. Additional engineering by Elizabeth Atkinson.