2020 Recital Project
In this pandemic period, I couldn’t help but think of music peers whose degree recitals were cancelled, and who also were graduating this May. In an effort to honor them, I reached out to graduate and undergraduate music students, and five were chosen to share in this project. This cohort represents students in the opera Master’s (Yale School of Music), undergrad Yale College, and graduate ISM early music voice programs.
Each of them was prompted to select one piece of music from what would have been their graduating recital - singers and accompanists recorded their tracks separately, at home, to keep social distance.
I then reached out to designers from the Yale School of Drama (which includes a cohort of current students, as well as both an incoming student and a graduate of the Design program), who kindly joined as collaborators and were each assigned a musical piece.
I saw this also as a chance to bring together music and design, for students across departments to create together/be inspired by each other’s artistry. This was also a great personal exercise in audio editing as well as visual design.
Our cohort is as follows. I can't thank them enough for being on board!
Miniver Cheevy by John Duke
Edwin Joseph, baritone (YSM Master’s Opera, ’20)
and Kyle Swann, faculty pianist
Visual Design: Jimmy Stubbs (YSD Set Design ‘21)
Sound design: Camilla Tassi & David Budries (YSD Faculty, Sound Design Head)
Verschwiegene Liebe by Hugo Wolf
Corey Shotwell, tenor (Institute of Sacred Music ’20)
and Jerrick Cavagnaro, pianist (ISM ‘20)
Visual Design: Hannah Wasileski (YSD Projection Design ‘13)
Sound Design: Camilla Tassi & Evdoxia Ragkou (YSD Sound Design ‘22)
Adelaide by Ludwig van Beethoven
Harrison Hintzsche, baritone (Institute of Sacred Music ’20)
and Tomoko Nakayama, faculty pianist
Visual Design: Hannah Tran (YSD Projection Design ‘22)
Sound Design: Camilla Tassi
Intenerite voi lagrime mie by Sigismondo d’India
Lucine Musaelian (Yale College ’20)
Viola da gamba & Voice
Visual & Sound Design: Camilla Tassi (YSD Projection Design ‘21)
“What They Tell You”, Y2K: A Survivalist Musical to be premiered in Fall 2020
Dylan Schifrin, Composer (Yale College ’20) & performers Lauren Bond (Yale College ‘21 + 1 ) and Zach Lee (Yale College ‘21)
Visual & Sound Design : John Horzen (YSD Projection Design ‘23)