Friday, November 21, 2008

A Ballet in Valencia

It is 6am and I am wide awake here in my temporary apartment on a quiet medieval street in Valencia, Spain. It is so beautiful! Its like a stone stage set. I am still having difficulty believing I am here.

How it happened....the choreographer Asun Noales discovered my music on iTunes. She choreographed a ballet to "Updraught", "Legions (War)" and "Frozen Angels". Then she was invited to put on the ballet at the Teatro Principal here in Valencia so the music director of the theater contacted me to see if I could produce sheet music for orchestra. However, because I didn't have time to do that (because I was leaving the following day to play at MIT and then join Amanda Palmer's European tour) they asked me to come do it live.

Hmmm...let me think hard about that one...a two week trip to Valencia, Spain to perform with a ballet company in a grand theater that is a copy of La Scala in Milan...how about....FUCK YES?!

So here I am. I've stayed up nearly every night the last 4 days making the music perfect. I'm finally ready, which is good because the premier is today.

Here are the details if any of you happen to be in Spain over the next week (come on, the weather is lovely and the food here is fantastic!).


"Llebeig"

danced by the Ballet de Teatres de la Generalitat
choreography by Asun Noales

live music by Zoe Keating

Teatro Principal
Valencia, Spain

Nov 20, 21, 22 and 28 at 9pm

Nov 23, 26 and 27 at 7pm

10 to 20 Euro

tickets here: http://www.bancajaticket.es/Servientrada/janto/main.php

Celloly yours from Spain,

Zoe





6 Comments:

Blogger Liz said...

That is amaaaaazing.
Rock that shit.

Blogger Jerry said...

Zoe, I just this week discovered your music while listening to the RadioLab podcast that featured you.

All I can say is, AWESOME, and I immediately went to iTunes and bought both your albums.

Can't wait for you to finish your new album!

With much fanboy love,

Jerry

Blogger Ether said...

Wow, that looks fantastic.
I hope you're having a good time.

Blogger Ariel said...

And you discovered chocolate and churros... mmmm.

Blogger Jake Barlow said...

I wish I was in Spain for that. I only just discovered your music today while listening to a Yo-yo Ma station on Last.fm. I also see that you'll be at SFO tomorrow, but I have to work. Perhaps I will have to call in sick.

Blogger The Distant One said...

It's not too much to hope that an official video recording of this was made? It's the only way many of us will get to enjoy it. otherwise, one more lovely bit of ephemera...

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