This week's guest blog comes from David Mallamud. David and I had the pleasure of working together when he and I were part of a musical theatre writing project with one of my plays. Below he tells his story of putting together an evening of his work. I'll be there on Monday and I hope some of you will also check it out.
I’ve always found the idea of a concert where I was the sole composer to be incredibly daunting. Aside from self-doubt, self-loathing and good old fashion insecurity, the fact that I tend to write in a lot of different styles creates a specific set of difficulties when trying to condense that into an evening of song. Suddenly, it’s not just a matter of what songs to present, but how to present them. My biggest concern was presenting my work in such a way that it came off as being one thing, and having one perspective, even though the influences were rather varied. To put this stylistic variance into perspective, the musical influences on this concert range from 80’s Hair Metal to French Cabaret to Irish Folk to more mainstream Musical Theater.
Tickets are $15 (+$15 food/drink minimum - and the food is GOOD!) and can only be purchased over the phone - 212-695-6909
Guitar: Austin Moorhead
Violin: Joel Waggoner
Bass: Joseph Wallace
Alto Sax: Jeremy Clayton