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Published on Jun 10, 2013
Matthew Welch - The Three Truths (excerpt)
The Three Truths - "a robot opera" Music and Libretto by Matthew Welch Directed by Louisa Proske Costumes by Seth Bodie Anne Rhodes, soprano (RX-1) Jeffrey Gavett, baritone (JCN-76) Amelia Lukas, flute Vasko Dukovski, clarinet Brendon Randall-Myers, electric guitar Manon Hutton-DeWys, piano Joe Tucker, percussion Conductor: Paolo Bortolameolli
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Matthew Welch's The Three Truths is an operatic setting based on a Sufi parable, in which a robot and a cyborg discuss the human capacity for truth. Soprano Anne Rhodes portrays the robot tyrant, RX-1. Welch's music presents an unusual blend-Indonesian gamelan, Scottish bagpipes, and indie rock.