Lewis Pesacov - The Edge Of Forever
ORDER LIMITED TO ONE ITEM PER CUSTOMER
Music by Lewis Pesacov
Libretto by Elizabeth Cline
Orchestra : Wild Up
Christopher Rountree, conductor
1 LP, standard sleeve, Booklet insert includes synopsis, libretto, photo documentation, and text by the librettist, composer and The Industry Records' Artistic Director Yuval Sharon
Limited to 500 copies
Original analog Master tape : YES
Heavy Press : 180g
Record color : black
Speed : 33RPM
Size : 12”
Live & studio
Record Press : unspecified
Label : ORG Music
Original Label : The Industry Records
Recorded December 21, 2012 at Ahata Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA and the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles
Engineered by Nick Tipp, Lewis Pesacov & Clinton Weelander
Produced by by Lewis Pesacov
Remastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen
Released in 2014
The Edge of Forever is a chamber opera in five scenes inspired by the ending of the Mayan Long Count Calendar. It is a time-responsive opera, written for one moment in time and performed once on December 21, 2012, the final day of the Mayan Calendar.
The Edge of Forever explores the nature of consciousness and its relationship to time through a prophecy of divine love. It is the story of an ancient astronomer and a distant beloved, a cosmic union that will begin a new, undocumented era of time. Pesacov's score manifests his journey from dark emotional states of yearning to the warm glow of infinite love. The sound world balances imaginary ancient and future musics, from conch shell to electronic oscillations: Deep earth sounds ripple, murmur and surge into shimmering ritualistic music.
To remain true to the concept and experience of the work, this recording is the only documentation of the production. It is comprised of both live and post-performance studio recordings, produced by the composer with the utmost sensitivity to creating the best possible representation of the live experience.
The Edge of Forever was site specific to the historic Philosophical Research Society, a Mayan Revival architecture style building in Los Angeles. The audience entered the opera in Act III, at that present moment in time on December 21, 2012 at 8pm—an event that has been recorded in stone since the 9th century by the Mayans as the end of their calendar. The opera was staged as an immersive experience that begins with a procession of chorus members leading the audience into the theater with their voices. Once inside, the audience was immediately transported to the cenote where the action is already taking place.