THE SWEETEST LIFE
a song cycle / music-theater work
inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's tale "The Flax"
A treatise on loss of innocence and resilience in the face of life’s hard knocks, The Sweetest Life melds concert and theater to tell the story of the life cycle of a humble, hopeful flax plant via a compendium of offbeat, soulful songs, strands of spoken text, and a handful of theatrical gestures that will animate and transpose the convention of a band playing a gig into that of a “band” of storytellers who have come together to impart a story through music, word, and image.
BRIC Arts l Media House BRIClab Residency, March 2016, Brooklyn, NY
with Saskia Lane (bass), Damon Daunno (guitar), Julian Crouch (banjo), Elena Moon Park (fiddle), and Liam Robinson (keys and accordion)
Residency #2, December 2017, NYC—to be announced