UPCOMING APPEARANCES

of Christopher Fulkerson

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Dr. Fulkerson has no performances projected at this time.

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Dr. Fulkerson's previous public appearance was to give a paper on June 9, 2012, before the Wagner Society of Northern California at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center.
This major new paper
"SUCH GRAND PRIMARY MOTIVES:” THE ALCHEMY OF TRANSITION IN WAGNER
is now with an interested publisher.

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Prior to this in 2011 Dr. Fulkerson gave an overall introduction to his compositional work, which included a reading of a scene from his opera in progress THE NUERNBERG TRIAL, and this talk may be given at any time to interested parties:

S.H.A.R.P. TALK

On Monday, August 8th, 2011, at 7 pm, Christopher Fulkerson will give a “SHARP Talk” introduction to his instrumental, vocal, and dramatic work.    The venue will be the S.H.A.R.P. Meeting Space, which is located behind 1736/1738 Ninth Avenue between Moraga and Noriega Streets in San Francisco.   He will first present an overview and musical pieces of his work-in-progress called THE FESTIVAL, consisting of dozens of pieces organized into a “Cycle of Epicycles” on various literary and spiritual themes ranging from sources as disparate as Wyndham Lewis, Ray Bradbury, Dante, and Michelangelo, to an iconic progress through the Modern era.   

Following this Dr. Fulkerson will outline the scenario he has written for his opera THE NUERNBERG TRIAL, giving an idea about the nature of the piece, and reading the text for one of the principal “Set Pieces” of the opera, JUSTICE JACKSON’S SPEECH.

All are invited to hear these musical and librettistic excerpts and engage the composer in discussion afterwards.

PROJECTED PROGRAM

PART ONE: THE FESTIVAL and A MIRACLE

Introduction to the Epic Cycle of Epicycles

One Cycle: L’uccel divino, for harp, and E piu di cento spirti, for harp with percussion

Remarks About My Compositional Methods

MOYS ICOS

A MIRACLE OF RARE DEVICE: Concluding scene of the Dramatic Recital, with music, read by the composer

PART TWO: THE NUERNBERG TRIAL

The genesis of the project

The scenario in terms of character and character interaction, not in terms of plot, or, How to discuss an opera without talking about the plot

Jackson vs. Goering
The Psychotherapists
         With Hess
         With others

The Stage Setting
This is not a “Holocaust” piece nor a “revenge on the bad Germans” piece

Finale: A reading of the text of JUSTICE JACKSON’S SPEECH

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Update of July 10, 2012

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