Nothing is Broken

Nothing is Broken

• movement #1 – What if I just…?
• movement #2 – Who is Commanding Who?
• movement #3 – I Remain in the Dark
• movement #4 – Out of Sight, Out of Mind
• movement #5 – Nothing is Broken

This piece is filled with questions. Nothing is Broken is a portable mini opera that resembles a ceremonial rite and the initial inspiration was Beckett’s tragicomedy “Waiting for Godot.” Maybe it was inevitable then that what would end up was this existential opera. After all, if one presents a question, it assumes that they are waiting for an answer and it’s really more of a realization or acceptance that the answers may never come or will they? We, as a society, are in a place of questioning right now. And we, as individuals, also find ourselves in a sea of questions. Therefore, taking delight in the asking of questions, without necessarily providing answers, seems to be the appropriate course of action at this point or is it? Presented in 2008 at REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA and Theatro Caliente in Phoenix, AZ as well as at Beyond Baroque and Dangerous Curve Gallery in Los Angeles.

Performed by Julie Adler & Sylvia Desrochers
Music by Julie Adler, text/lyrics by Julie Adler & Sylvia Desrochers
Staging by Sylvia Desrochers

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This is the audio recording of the entire piece:

Nothing is Broken