Livestream: The Electronic Lover
Programmed by Sean Carson
We present the online premiere of two episodes of The Electronic Lover, a new “audio opera” by Bay Area composer Lisa Mezzacappa and New York writer Beth Lisick. The cast and creators join us for a conversation after the premiere.
The Electronic Lover is a serial audio drama set in Internet chatrooms in the early 1980s, at the moment when we first invited computers into the most intimate aspects of our lives. The cast includes six lead vocalists, a choir, an ensemble of three instrumentalists, and a narrator. Previous episodes of the series are free to listen to on all podcast platforms.
The Electronic Lover is supported by the Gerbode Foundation, InterMusic SF and the City of Berkeley Civic Grants program. The Opera Intensive Workshop is supported by InterMusic SF’s Cypress Award and the East Bay Center for the Arts.