An Opera About You

Inspired by the ever increasing interest we have gained in ourselves and our own community, the piece Fill the Present Day with Joy [prelude to a YouOpera] is an attempt to make a piece of music that is about the listeners themselves, rather than a historical hero. The lyrics were all taken from Facebook updates, reaching from a quotation of Wordsworth, via loving wall posts, to automatically generated texts by Facebook itself. In particular, the piece deals with the love we share online.

- Ruben Naeff, April 27th, 2011

Fill the Present Day with Joy
Live recording with Jessica Aszodi (soprano), Matt Albert (viola), Thomas Kotcheff and Charlie Magnone (piano).

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