Inspired by the Greek myth, Psyche follows the quest of the wrathful Aphrodite to ruin Psyche, a mortal rumored to be more beautiful than the goddess herself. This new chamber opera features music by Garrett Fisher, libretto by Thom Schramm, direction/dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia, choreography/co-direction by Christy Fisher, and puppets/costumes by Tori Ellison. Like Fisher’s other works, Psyche explores the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western traditions by combining such diverse elements as haiku, an eclectic ensemble, melodies and rhythms that incorporate Indian classical traditions, stylized movement, and puppets inspired by various Asian traditions.
Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present ten concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center (which sits on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish people): contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics. Watch a video clip about us on the Seattle Channel.
Location & Contact
In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center.
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle WA, 98103
(SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford. Nearest Metro bus stops: 62, 44, 26)