Songs of the Fisherman (DVD)
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A DVD that demonstrates the power of operatic singing with the kinesthetic narrative potential of dance.

Originally written as a song cycle, Timothy Nelson re-composed Songs of the Fisherman for the forces seen on this video. Tenor Brian Arreola and choreographer Gretchen Alterowitz hoped to find a way to synthesize the lyrical power of operatic singing with the kinesthetic narrative potential of dance. The singer-dancer relationship is fluid throughout the work, with the dancer taking on shifting roles of lover, rival and society. A three-movement piece for solo violin, Jorge Grossmann’s La Ricerca della Spiritualità Transcendente deals with the subject of spirituality and even symbolizes an open-ended journey in search for inner growth. The work is performed by Wei-Wei Le, who has performed around the world and won numerous international violin competitions.
Timothy Nelson, composer
Songs of the Fisherman
Brian Arreola, tenor, Alison Mixon, dancer, Wei-Wei Le, violin, Kari Giles, violin, Kirsten Swanson, viola, Mira Frisch, cello, Scott Christian, percussion, Yin Zheng, piano, Gretchen Alterowitz, choreographer

Jorge Villavicencio Grossman, composer
La Ricerca della Spiritualità Trascendente
Wei-Wei Le, violin

“[Timothy Nelson’s] skillful and original Songs of the Fisherman, an opera-dance-theater piece…is by turns colorfully atmospheric and acerbically driving.” (Opera News)

"Timothy Nelson'a song cycle, Songs of the Fisherman was transformed...on this video into a mesmeric synthesis of operatic singing and dance... " (American Record Guide)