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David T. Little: Dog Days

Alan Pierson

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Dog Days  
1
Prologue, A Man In A Dog Suit
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; Marnie Breckenridge; Michael Marcotte; Lauren Worsham; Peter Tantsits; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
6:22
2
Act I "Summer": Scene 1, Dinner
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; Marnie Breckenridge; Michael Marcotte; Lauren Worsham; Peter Tantsits; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
10:19
3
Act I "Summer": Scene 2, Friends
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; Marnie Breckenridge; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
12:42
4
Act I "Summer": Scene 3, Parents, My Legs Won't Walk Me
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; Marnie Breckenridge; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
4:07
5
Act I "Summer": Scene 3, Parents, We Should Have Went...
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; Marnie Breckenridge; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
3:44
6
Act I "Summer": Scene 3, Parents, The Fresh-Dead Deer
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; Michael Marcotte; Peter Tantsits; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
3:27
7
Act I "Summer": Scene 4, Brothers
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; Michael Marcotte; Peter Tantsits; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
3:04
8
Act I "Summer": Scene 5, Letter
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
2:43
1
Act II "Fall": Scene 1, Naming
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; Marnie Breckenridge; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
7:50
2
Act II "Fall": Scene 2, Alea, It's Getting Closer...
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; Michael Marcotte; Peter Tantsits; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
3:00
3
Act II "Fall": Scene 2, Alea, Stand Up like a Man
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; John Kelly; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
2:43
4
Act II "Fall": Scene 2, Alea, This... Fucked
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; Marnie Breckenridge; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
2:12
5
Act II "Fall": Scene 3, Mirror
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; Marnie Breckenridge; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
2:33
6
Act II "Fall": Scene 3, Mirror, Mirror, Mirror
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
8:53
7
Act II "Fall": Scene 4, Rubicon
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; Cherry Duke; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
9:44
8
Act III "Winter": Scene 1, Odds
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; Marnie Breckenridge; Michael Marcotte; Peter Tantsits; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
6:18
9
Act III "Winter": Scene 2, Endgame
David T. Little; Royce Vavrek; James Bobick; Marnie Breckenridge; John Kelly; Michael Marcotte; Peter Tantsits; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
9:10
10
Epilogue, The Three Ravens
David T. Little; Lauren Worsham; Newspeak; Alan Pierson
10:37
Total Playing Time    1:49:28
"Four Stars ... 'opera theatre' at its finest ... led by conductor Alan Pierson, the members of the Newspeak ensemble handle Little’s complex, percussive and hook-filled music with suave assurance. The vocal cast, seasoned from previous stagings, likewise works at a high level ..."
- The Guardian

"... a taut, nuanced work that clawed beneath the surface of every situation ... its poetry is indelible and affecting ... Little responded with music of emotional insight and charm, suggesting pop music modes at times without ever resorting to pastiche. Harsh, angular lines and abrasive textures cede to wistful melodies and touches of hymnody ... Newspeak, augmented with guests and conducted by Alan Pierson ... played with a stylishness born of familiarity and commitment."
- The New York Times

"... a bracing score ... Little grafts pop music, musical theatre, industrial electronica and other influences onto an expansive post-minimalist canvas, creating an opera in turns catchy, kitschy, beautiful and violent ... a crack cast and the ensemble Newspeak, conducted by Alan Pierson ... a fine document it is. Voices and instruments are captured with pristine clarity ... there are many highlights to celebrate here. Newspeak is smoking hot. The soloists are uniformly excellent ... (a) valuable addition to the 21st century discography ..."
- WQXR-FM

David T. Little and his amplified ensemble Newspeak present Dog Days, a contemporary opera that investigates the psychology of a working class American family against a not-so-distant-future wartime scenario. Based on a short story by Judy Budnitz, this black comedy asks is it madness, delusion or instinct that guides us through severely trying times? Where exactly is the line between animal and human? At what point must we give in to our animal instincts merely to survive? Embedding elements of a rock band into a new classical ensemble, Newspeak confronts the boundaries between the two musical traditions.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – VIA Records Studio Masters

Disc 1, Tracks 1 - 8 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
Disc 2, Tracks 1 - 10 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit

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