Steven Mackey and Jason Treuting: Orpheus Unsung

Published: October 27, 2017

A guitar and percussion-based wordless opera that details the tragic Greek myth, Mackey and Treuting construct an ambitious and accessible musical landscape.

Since their inception in 2008 New Amsterdam has done excellent work in championing innovative voices in contemporary classical music. Although traditionally associated with “indie classical” performers and composers (a complex and confusing term intended to reference a sort of rock influenced, post-minimalist aesthetic), the label unabashedly champions whatever music it finds intriguing and worthy of promotion. Orpheus Unsung, a collaboration between guitarist Steven Mackey and percussionist Jason Treuting, is an hour-long depiction of the story…
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