October 30, 2019

FROM INSIDE: Paul Catanese


Thank you, Cleveland!

Watch the SPACES Residency Interview

I created an installation version of Century of Progress / Sleep at SPACES this summer, expanding the work as well as performing new material with Julie Licata, Matt Sargent, and Chris Auerbach-Brown; this video interview provides insight into that process.

Where does it go from here?

The next phase of Century of Progress / Sleep will be developed as a VR experience at the University of Michigan through a year-long visiting artist engagement organized by the Stamps School of Art and Design. This process involves partners from across several areas of the university, including the Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory at Michigan Medicine. Act II will debut in the summer of 2020, with details forthcoming this academic year.

Century of Progress / Sleep LP Release

The Limited Edition Vinyl LP of Century of Progress / Sleep is available via Bandcamp! This milestone was made possible via the tremendous support of Colgate University, where I was the 2018/19 Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist-in-Residence. Through that year-long residency, the opera transformed into an ensemble arrangement culminating in a series of live performances in the campus planetarium dome. The residency program at Colgate also supported producing and publishing a studio recording, pressed at Gotta Groove Records.

Visit Bandcamp to purchase the LP or listen to a free streaming version!

Deepest appreciation and gratitude to all those who made this work possible, with special thanks to: DeWitt Godfrey, Joe Eakin, Matt Sargent, Julie Licata, Evan Runyon, Gemma Godfrey, Angela Kowalski, Lois Wilcox, John Robinson, Mark Williams, Rich Grant, Jasmine Kellogg, Mark DiOrio, Brian Ness, Ben Gorton, Francis Criscione, Kenny Wilson, Amy Macek, Matt Earley, Chris Kallmyer, Brian Kirkbride, Margaret Luthar, and Lynn Baus.

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