New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Experimental electronic musician, Alexander
Tanson, announces the compostion of an original soundtrack for the new play by internationally renowned author, Domnica Radulescu. Directed by Andreas
Is My Home, is a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic fairy tale inspired by the playwrights experience as a political refugee from the former communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu. The original music and sound design follow the themes and events of the play revolving around nostalgia, exile, surreal landscapes and absurd, sometimes violent events. The result is a soundtrack moving between ambient soundscapes, emotional melodies, and surreal sound collages.
Based in Charlottesville VA, sound designer and musician Alexander
Tanson has been recording and performing music under the alias Siamese Floater since 2014. Performing all hardware sets using analog synths, drum machines, and tape Tanson ventures into spacey realms of ambience and cinematic techno. His obsession with electronic music began at a much younger age listening to boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, early dub music and other staples of 2000's electronica and he began experimenting with various forms of production.
In Charlottesville he is an active member of the music community, organizing and booking shows as well as curating and dj'ing an experimental electronic show local radio station wtju. "Having a radio show really pushed me to constantly find new music and I discovered so many amazing independent labels and contemporary artists from around the world. It really pushed the limits of experimentation for me and I've been able to confidently create much more non-conventional music/sound and not worry what people will think."
Is My Home opens Thursday
evening, April 28th and runs through Sunday, May 22nd , 2016. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at8:00 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased at SmartTix, www.smarttix.com, or by phone at 212-868-4444. Reservations can also be accepted by calling Theater For The New City at 212-254-1109. Theater For The New City is located at 155 First Avenue in New York City.
The cast of Exile
Is My Home will feature Mario
Golden, Vivienne Jurado, A.B. Lugo, Noemi
de La Puente*, Mirandy Rodriguez, Nikaury Rodriguez, and David
van Leesten. The production will be directed by Andreas
Robertz, with Set Design by Jon Collins, Costume Design by Nicole
Slaven, Lighting Design by Joseph Thompson and Art Work by Traci Mierzwa.
*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Domnica Radulescu is the author of two internationally acclaimed novels: Train
to Trieste, which was translated into thirteen languages and won the 2009 Library of Virginia Best Fiction award, and Black
Sea Twilight. Her third novel, Country of Red Azaleas will be published on April 5th of this year. Trained as an actor in a Grotowski style theater while living in her native Romania in the eighties, Radulescu has been actively engaged in the theater for several decades as director, teacher, scholar and playwright. She has directed plays by Eugene Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Fernando Arrabal, and Franca Rame at universities in the United States, the International Theater Festival in Avignon, and the National
Theater in Cluj, Romania. Two of her most recent plays The Town with Very Nice People
Is My Home have received second prize and honorable mention respectively, from the Jane Chambers
Playwriting Award. www.domnicaradulescu.com