DCTheatrescene.com reviews TRW’s NEVERMORE in their latest edition. Composer Matt Conner directs his own macabre musical. In a mostly glowing review, Susan Galbraith praises the composer: “Conner’s ear as a composer suits the gothic genre of early 19th century literature. He certainly gets the eerie and macabra tone of Poe’s writings. He conjures up a great sense of atmosphere, incorporating suggestions of a clock ticking, the eerie twistings and rustlings, the plaintive strings, and bells in his score. This musical landscape is grounded with tunes that flow from Poe’s lyrical sense. Poe’s poetry naturally lends itself to song. Even with this production’s reduced orchestra using only piano, violin and cello, you get a sense of Conner’s authentic impulse as a composer.
The Creative Cauldron production has also afforded Conner the opportunity to direct his own work. His stripped down version puts the emphasis back on Poe and his imagination.”
Read the review here: http://dctheatrescene.com/2011/10/11/nevermore/
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