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Likeness to Lily http://likenesstolilymusic.com Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:41:40 +0000 en hourly 1 Portrait Songs at Music Salon @ The Cell http://likenesstolilymusic.com/166/portrait-songs-at-music-salon-the-cell/ http://likenesstolilymusic.com/166/portrait-songs-at-music-salon-the-cell/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:41:40 +0000 susanoetgen http://likenesstolilymusic.com/?p=166 Likeness to Lily’s Portrait Songs are a series of vignettes inspired by the true stories of real life women.  Each of these story-songs are brought to life by the elegant candor of Susan Oetgen’s classically trained voice and unfold in the light-drenched colors and sensual figures of collaborator Justin Waldstein’s original artwork-in-projection.  Mythic but intimate, the Portrait Songs capture and reveal the shifting inner narratives of characters whose beauty exists nowhere, if not in the eyes of their beholder.


Music Salon @ The Cell
Wednesday, January 26  7pm
The Cell Theater
338 West 23rd Street, at Eighth Ave, NYC
Tickets $20, suggested donation, available at the door

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L2L in Tribeca Spotlight Series Nov. 12 http://likenesstolilymusic.com/158/l2l-in-tribeca-spotlight-series-nov-12/ http://likenesstolilymusic.com/158/l2l-in-tribeca-spotlight-series-nov-12/#comments Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:38:07 +0000 Tony Melone http://likenesstolilymusic.com/?p=158 We’re returning to the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 12th as part of their Spotlight Series. This is the venue where we produced Command Voice last summer, and where Susan Oetgen continues her artist’s residency. We’ll perform some brand new songs and some favorites from Farewell, Recruit and Command Voice. Original drawings-in-projection and video by visual artist Justin Waldstein will accompany the music. It’s our only show this season, in a great theater, so don’t miss it!

Tribeca Performing Arts Center Spotlight Series
Friday, November 12 8pm
TribecaPAC Theater Two, inside BMCC
199 Chambers St betw Greenwich St & West Side Hwy, NYC
Tickets $15, available from Smarttix or 212-220-1460

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COMMAND VOICE : TPAC Work-and-Show Festival http://likenesstolilymusic.com/154/command-voice-tpac-work-and-show-festival/ http://likenesstolilymusic.com/154/command-voice-tpac-work-and-show-festival/#comments Thu, 29 Apr 2010 19:08:12 +0000 susanoetgen http://likenesstolilymusic.com/?p=154 Sat, June 12, 2010 at 8pm
Sun, June 13, 2010 at 7pm
Command Voice
TPAC’s Artists-in-Residence Work-and-Show Festival
Tribeca Performing Arts Center at BMCC, Theater 2
199 Chambers St. between Greenwich and West St.

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AugCog http://likenesstolilymusic.com/148/augcog/ http://likenesstolilymusic.com/148/augcog/#comments Wed, 31 Mar 2010 03:09:10 +0000 susanoetgen http://likenesstolilymusic.com/?p=148 Seriously?


I came across this in my research for Command Voice, and really had to share. Mind-boggling.


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FILM : Severe Clear at the Angelika http://likenesstolilymusic.com/146/film-severe-clear-at-the-angelika/ http://likenesstolilymusic.com/146/film-severe-clear-at-the-angelika/#comments Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:14:22 +0000 susanoetgen http://likenesstolilymusic.com/?p=146 FILM : Severe Clear at the Angelika
by Susan

Did anyone else notice the spate of editorials written by veterans about The Hurt Locker in the run-up to the Oscars? None of these veterans were particularly positive in their reviews of it, mostly citing gross inaccuracies about the military that made a good story, perhaps, but totally misrepresented the real experience of combat. I haven’t seen The Hurt Locker, nor have I experienced combat, so I’m not really in a position to comment on the dilemma of how Hollywood raises our cultural consciousness about war, but falsely so. I have seen Severe Clear, however, which is a film made from a lot of raw camcorder footage Marine Lt. Mike Scotti took during his deployment early on in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and I can tell you that it is an accurate representation, at the very least, of confusion, chaos and lack of clarity in the art of story-telling. This film is less a narrative about a personal war experience from which you can extrapolate universal truth as much as it is Scotti’s personal point of view about why he’s in Iraq, which, it should be noted, he himself isn’t always clear about. There are frustrating interruptions in the filming – understandably enough, I guess, when Scotti and his cohorts are getting shelled and taking cover. For all the smart editing choices made by director Kristian Fraga, I came away from the film feeling more confused about this war than ever. But this is also why I liked it. It wasn’t artful, it was actual. It opens this Friday, Mar 12 at the Angelika and runs for a week. While I’m pretty certain Severe Clear will not win any Oscars, I’m also betting it will matter a lot more to the people who have lived Scotti’s fragmented, disjointed and very un-Hollywood story themselves, and that is perhaps precisely what makes it a worthwhile film for civilians to see.

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It’s Coming Together! http://likenesstolilymusic.com/129/its-coming-together/ http://likenesstolilymusic.com/129/its-coming-together/#comments Sun, 21 Mar 2010 03:44:24 +0000 Tony Melone http://likenesstolilymusic.com/f4n6xjq/?p=129 Very excited to be doing 10 new songs from Command Voice at the work-in-progress show on Wednesday, and to see some of Justin’s new artwork projected on screen (and on some other surfaces, but that’s top secret). Hope you can catch it…details on the shows page.

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Website upgrade! http://likenesstolilymusic.com/44/website-upgrade/ http://likenesstolilymusic.com/44/website-upgrade/#comments Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:01:52 +0000 Tony Melone http://likenesstolilymusic.com/f4n6xjq/?p=44 Welcome to the new Likeness to Lily web site. It looks similar to the old one, but it’s now built on WordPress, with many new interactive features, like subscription and comments. Look around, and leave us a comment below if you have any feedback or suggestions. Thanks!

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Command Voice Work-in-Progress Showing http://likenesstolilymusic.com/41/command-voice-work-in-progress-showing/ http://likenesstolilymusic.com/41/command-voice-work-in-progress-showing/#comments Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:38:45 +0000 Tony Melone http://likenesstolilymusic.com/f4n6xjq/?p=41 Tribeca Performing Arts Center at BMCC, Theater 2
199 Chambers St. between Greenwich and West St.
6-7pm, free

A preview of our multimedia opera Command Voice, with 10 new original songs, and featuring new visual art by Justin Waldstein.

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