War Music


War Music
scored for: singing/speaking actors, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, percussion, piano, and string quartet
duration: 175 minutes

Commissioned by/Premiere:

American Conservatory Theater (commission and world premiere)
March 26 - April 26, 2009 / Geary Theater, San Francisco CA


Preview Behind-the-scenes video from the A.C.T Production

About the work:

Fusing language, music, and mmovement, director and playwright Lillian Groag creates a theatrical realization of poet Christopher Logue’s epic War Music. Logue's poem is a modern intpretation of the Iliad and served as a starting point for creating a theatrical event with a through-composed score.

Interview with John on integrating music with Logue's poetry