Recent Past Work (Selection)
SCHICK MACHINE returns to San Francisco
See virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick explore a visually stunning theatrical stage filled with huge invented instruments and sound sculptures by Paul Dresher, Daniel Schmidt & Matt Heckert and with text and direction by Rinde Eckert.
Rinde Eckert and fellow musicians from the 2004 album Sandhills Reunion perform the work on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 pm at National Sawdust as part of Rinde's curated series at the new venue. U.S. Premiere.
As part of Two River Theatre's 2015-16 season in Red Bank, NJ, see Pericles by William Shakespeare reimagined with original music and lyrics by Rinde Eckert and direction by David Schweizer.
On Saturday, April 9th at 6:00 pm hear Rinde Eckert speak on "The Power of the Blank Page" along with other TEDxNavesink speakers, selected to share their insight on the concept of making, and being a maker. Taking place at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ (photo by Eva Mueller)
“…an enigmatic detente….potent, soulful.” Steve Smith, NY Times
“Aging Magician is brilliant” Robert Wilson
“The Aging Magician is grandly, even venerably, operatic…[from the composer] who wrote the acclaimed Oceanic Verses.” WQXR
March 5 and 6 at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN Aging Magician Co-created by Paola Prestini, Rinde Eckert, and Julian Crouch; featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, conducted by Dianne Berkun-Menaker, Walker Commission/World Premiere. Tickets: $28 ($24 Walker members)
After a week in residence at Mass MoCA working on the finishes touches of Aging Magician in preparation for the world premiere at Walker Arts Center, the team at Aging Magician presents an exclusive performance for the community in North Adams, MA.
Photo by Jill Steinberg
Rinde Eckert curates his third music event at National Sawdust on February 10 at 7:00 pm. See and hear this music work in seven parts based on seven different texts for five musicians: Rinde Eckert, Will Bernard, Kenny Wollesen, Don Falzone and Jeffrey Zeigler.
This World Premiere of My Lai, a new operatic work composed by San Francisco Bay Area composer and Stanford University Professor of Music Jonathan Berger will be performed by Rinde Eckert, Kronos Quartet and Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, traditional Vietnamese musician at Harris Theater Millenium Park in Chicao, IL in January 2016.
On November 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm see curator Rinde Eckert's presentation of Big Farm at National Sawdust.
The band explains: “Big Farm is a place where serious counterpoint can meet burlesque, earnestness meet abandon; a place where they can kick it or take it to tea, reflect, attack, mourn, dance, pray, or mock with ease or determination, joy or fervor, using any and all means necessary. This world is a big farm – lots of different crops, changing weather, livestock, and a duck pond for good measure.”