Above the Noise, an oratorio composed by Daphne Gampel, explores the experience of young adults questioning, reaffirming, discarding, and deepening their relationships with religion in an increasingly secular society. As we grow up, we often find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of questioning ideas and beliefs weve always held as true. Our world expands, and we are unsure how our familiar little corner of it fits into the larger tapestry. Updating traditional oratorio form through jazz-inflected, folk-pop-choral music, Gampel weaves interview-based narratives to create a shared space of stories and interconnected differences.
News About Above the Noise at Dixon Place
Soho Rep. Launches Job Creation Program Called SOHO REP. PROJECT NUMBER ONE
September 24, 2020
Responding to the extreme precarity the artistic community is experiencing amidst a dire lack of government intervention, Soho Rep. Project Number One creates jobs to support artists in this moment and will be part of building a new path forward.
2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced
January 15, 2020
In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.
ABOVE THE NOISE By Daphne Gampel to Premiere At Dixon Place
December 19, 2019
Henry Lombino will present a new oratorio: Above the Noise by Daphne Gampel premiering at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street) for one performance on December 21 at 7:30pm.