Artistic director and Performer
Anne Harley BA (Yale College); MMus (Boston University); Opera Certificate (Boston University Opera Institute); DMA (Boston University) is an award-winning performer-scholar and an educator based in Claremont, CA, where she teaches at Scripps College. Born in Toronto, Anne Harley moved to the US to study comparative literature at Yale University and then to Boston, where she trained in voice and opera performance at Boston University, eventually completing her doctorate there in Historical Performance. Since 2009, she teaches voice, music history and interdisciplinary humanities at Scripps College, and specializes in performing music from challenging and ground-breaking contemporary composers as well as music from early oral and written traditions in Europe, America and Russia.
She has premiered, performed and recorded works by contemporary composers Evan Ziporyn, John Adams, Lee Hoiby, Louis Andriessen, Peter Eotvös and John Harbison, Jodi Goble, Christine Southworth, Moshe Shulman, Yii Kah Hoe and Chaipruck Mekara, among others. She performs in North America, Europe and Asia and has appeared as soloist with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Angels in America), Opera Boston (Nixon in China), American Repertory Theatre (Oedipus), Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Camerata, and at the Banff Centre for the Arts and at the Tanglewood Festival.
Her solo performances are available on Hänssler Profil, Naxos, Sony Classics, Canteloupe, Musica Omnia, einKlang and BMOP/sound, among others. For more information, see www.anneharley.com
Michael Pope is an award-winning filmmaker/video artist born and raised in New York City. His creative opus, the multi-media Film/Event, “NEOVOXER”, won him a Tanne Award for Outstanding Achievement (2000). Combining live musical performance and sound effects to a feature length experimental narrative, The Boston Globe acclaimed Neovoxer “An unforgettable sensory experience. A must see event” and has been referred to as “Surrealistic Lyricism” (Metalopolis) and “Nothing less than cataclysmic” (The Dig).
Considered the unofficial “Third Doll,” Michael Pope is a long-time collaborator with Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls, directing their music videos, their first live concert/documentary DVD, as well as numerous multi-media installation/events under the Dresden Dolls banner. Pope also directed “Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Surrealist Mini Mystery,” which is a series of eight music videos shot in seven days for her first solo album “Who Killed Amanda Palmer.” In conjunction with the film, a book of the same name with text written by author Neil Gaiman was released. In addition, Pope has directed music videos for Ben Folds, Bang Camaro and numerous undiscovered bands. His music videos are in international rotation including MTV, LOGO and RAGE and have premiered on People, Spin and Pitchfork websites.
As video artist, Pope has received artist’s residencies from The Experimental Television Center (2000), The Mobius Artists Group (2001/2002) and E/Merge Interdisciplinary A.I.R. (2013). His video art has shown at 31 Grand Gallery (NYC 2007/2008) as well as numerous site-specific installations in collaboration with The Nu Dance Theater (NYC/PARIS 2008). In 2009 he was commissioned by the Boston Pops for the original short film “The Old and The New” to be screened during the live performance of Bjork’s “Dancer In The Dark Theme.”
He made his first film on Super8 when he was 7 years old.
Kati Agócs, composer of Divani Hayati
Bill Alves, composer of Therigatha
Derek Holman, composer of Revelations of Julian of Norwich
Marjorie Merryman, composer of Snowflakes, Blossoms: Friends of the Way
Karola Obermüller, composer of Psalms of the Sisters [working title]
Moshe Shulman, composer of Shir Ha Shirim
Yii Kah Hoe, composer of The Secret Book on the Inner Elixir as Transmitted by Sun Bu’er (Sun Bu’er yuanjun chuanshu dandao mishu)