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Bt_movie_not_in_use Part I (00h:00m:00s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Mondestrunken (Moon-drunk) (00h:00m:00s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Columbine (00h:02m:05s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Der Dandy (The Dandy) (00h:03m:55s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Eine blasse Wäsherin (A Pallid Laundrymaid) (00h:05m:43s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Valse de Chopin (00h:07m:16s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Madonna (00h:08m:50s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Der kranke Monde (The Sick Moon) (00h:10m:55s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Part II (00h:13m:30s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Die Nacht (Night) (00h:13m:30s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Gebet an Pierrot (Prayer to Pierrot) (00h:15m:54s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Raub (Theft) (00h:17m:03s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Rote Messe (Red Mass) (00h:18m:16s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Galgenlied (Gallows Song) (00h:20m:15s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Enthauptung (Beheading) (00h:20m:47s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Die Kreuze (The Crosses) (00h:23m:06s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Part III (00h:25m:30s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Heimweh (Nostalgia) (00h:25m:30s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Gemeinheit (Mean Trick) (00h:27m:46s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Parodie (Parody) (00h:29m:22s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Der Mondfleck (The Moonfleck) (00h:31m:01s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Serenade (00h:32m:19s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Heimfahrt (Journey Homeward) (00h:35m:16s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use O alter Duft (O Ancient Scent) (00h:37m:02s)

Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21

Founded by students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music who wanted to perform Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire, Nonsemble 6 teamed up with director Brian Staufenbiel to create a stunning theatrical production of the work as a centennial celebration of its premiere in 1912. Along with costuming and makeup Nonsemble 6 commissioned Mara Elana to create a set of 21 works of art that have been incorporated into Alex Wroten’s video that accompanies this performance. “Pierrot lunaire,” Op. 21, is a set of twenty-one of Giraud’s poems, arranged into three parts, each of seven poems. The first part, beginning with the poem “Moon-drunk,” is Pierrot’s celebration of the mind-altering power of moonlight. The clown Pierrot switches constantly between experiencing and narrating his own life. As he moves from scene to scene, the tone descends into darker and more horrifying places. The second part, beginning with the poem “Night,” finds Pierrot lost deep in frightening hallucinations, some of which he seems to take part in with disturbing pleasure. The climax of these nightmares is poem thirteen, “Beheading,” in which Pierrot imagines his own beheading. His enemy in this poem is his old friend the Moon, who he sees now in its sickle shape, glinting like the sword of the executioner. The third part opens with the poem “Nostalgia.” It begins the process of reassembling Pierrot’s shattered mind in a metaphorical journey home. The closing poem “O Ancient Scent” is a touching return for Pierrot, delivered (after a very rough night) from his “sun-filled window.”

Artists Bt_info_artist Nonsemble 6 Bt_info_artist Amy Foote Bt_info_artist Justin Lee Bt_info_artist Anna-Christina Phillips Bt_info_artist Kevin Rogers Bt_info_artist Ian Scarfe Bt_info_artist Anne Suda

Composers Arnold Schoenberg


Instruments Bass clarinet, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Piccolo, Soprano (voice), Viola, and Violin

Recorded Date 10-04-2012