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John Glover: Lucy (Live)


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John Glover's opera "Lucy" follows through a fascinating and thought-provoking story of a chimpanzee raised by a human family in Oklahoma in the 1960's as part of research into both human and primate behavior and psychology. Glober's poignant and emotionally sensitive piece explores not just the ups and downs of Lucy's childhood and relationships to her "parents" Maurice and Jane Temerlin, but also forces us to engage with questions of nature vs. nurture, what it means to be human, and the boundaries of the formatio nof human connection. Glover and librettist Kelley Rourke were initially inspired by hearing Lucy's story on the popular public radio program, Radiolab. They draw the material for the songs from Maurice Temerlin's memoir about the experience, Lucy: Growing up Human. Glover's effervescent style is perfect for the recounting of Lucy's everyday activities as they are transformed into profound observations on behavior, as well as capturing Maurice's dual role as father and documentarian of this unique experiment. The prevalence of familiar scenarios between children and parents as they are growing up is striking - in a particular powerful passage, Maurice relates his impulse to punish Lucy by striking her. Lucy, who has learned ASL (American Sign Language) by this time in her development, uses it to communicate with Maurice and eludes her punishment just as a human child might, with a cute appeal to her anry father. Lucy's Vocabulary, age 9.5 defly "sets" Lucy's words, with Wilkowske signing as the violin plays fragile harmonics over a sparse and innocent toy piano and cello accompaniment. By choosing a small ensemble configuration, Glover keeps our focus on the incremental, domestic discoveries of child rearing and avoids distracting bomast. Andrew Wilkowske delivers a heartfelt performance, capturing the nuance of Maurice's relationship to his daughter, and Redshift Ensemble provides colorful, expressive support. The release concludes with an interview with Robert Ingersol, a primatologist who knew Lucy and was featured in the documentary, Project Nim. Lucy is a story that may leave us with more questions than answers, about distinctions between humans and animals, our assumptions about child rearing, and our emotional attachments but Glover and Rourke's sensitive presentation is firm in its assertion that the questions that are raised have profound implications for our understanding of ourselves.
Facts
Item number FCR183
Barcode 747565635109
Release date 4/7/2017
Category Opera
Label NEW FOCUS RECORDINGS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Wilkowske, Andrew
Sokolovic, Sarah
Zemliauskas, Christopher
Classical Composer Glover, John
Ensemble Redshift Ensemble
Disc: 1
Lucy01:05:00
1 Lucy, Prologue: The Remains of the Chimp Known as 00:01:55 Sokolovic, Sarah Wilkowske, Andrew
2 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": The University of Ok 00:00:13 Sokolovic, Sarah
3 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": Baby's First Year (L 00:02:29 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
4 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": For the First 12 Mon 00:00:14 Sokolovic, Sarah
5 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": Kinship (Live) 00:01:59 Glover, John Sokolovic, Sarah Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
6 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": To the Extent Possib 00:00:13 Sokolovic, Sarah
7 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": Pure Chaos (Live) 00:01:42 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
8 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": Yesterday, Lucy Move 00:00:16 Sokolovic, Sarah
9 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": An Organized World ( 00:02:22 Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher
10 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": Tools (Live) 00:01:18 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
11 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": In Addition to Their 00:00:28 Sokolovic, Sarah
12 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": Completely at Home ( 00:03:28 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
13 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": An Ideal Drinking Co 00:02:11 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
14 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": Researchers Have Ide 00:00:25 Sokolovic, Sarah
15 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": Lucy's Vocabulary (L 00:04:20 Glover, John Redshift Ensemble
16 Lucy, Pt. 1 "Our Happy Home": Using Her Signs (Liv 00:02:15 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
17 Lucy, Pt. 2 "Me Tarzan, She Daughter, You Deal wit 00:01:31 Wilkowske, Andrew
18 Lucy, Pt. 2 "Me Tarzan, She Daughter, You Deal wit 00:02:44 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
19 Lucy, Pt. 2 "Me Tarzan, She Daughter, You Deal wit 00:00:29 Sokolovic, Sarah
20 Lucy, Pt. 2 "Me Tarzan, She Daughter, You Deal wit 00:02:18 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Redshift Ensemble
21 Lucy, Pt. 2 "Me Tarzan, She Daughter, You Deal wit 00:03:33 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Redshift Ensemble
22 Lucy, Pt. 2 "Me Tarzan, She Daughter, You Deal wit 00:00:10 Sokolovic, Sarah
23 Lucy, Pt. 2 "Me Tarzan, She Daughter, You Deal wit 00:02:09 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
24 Lucy, Pt. 2 "Me Tarzan, She Daughter, You Deal wit 00:00:36 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
25 Lucy, Pt. 2 "Me Tarzan, She Daughter, You Deal wit 00:02:33 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
26 Lucy, Pt. 3 "Close Encounters": Who Can We Trust? 00:01:18 Wilkowske, Andrew
27 Lucy, Pt. 3 "Close Encounters": Guilt (Live) 00:01:32 Glover, John Sokolovic, Sarah Wilkowske, Andrew Redshift Ensemble
28 Lucy, Pt. 3 "Close Encounters": Aggression (Live) 00:01:04 Glover, John Sokolovic, Sarah Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
29 Lucy, Pt. 3 "Close Encounters": Such Great People 00:02:20 Glover, John Sokolovic, Sarah Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
30 Lucy, Pt. 3 "Close Encounters": I Hated Lucy at Th 00:01:24 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
31 Lucy, Pt. 3 "Close Encounters": Terror (Live) 00:01:44 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
32 Lucy, Pt. 3 "Close Encounters": Natural Causes (Li 00:03:50 Glover, John Sokolovic, Sarah Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
33 Lucy, Pt. 3 "Close Encounters": Completely at Home 00:03:51 Glover, John Wilkowske, Andrew Zemliauskas, Christopher Redshift Ensemble
Robert Ingersoll in Conversation with Erik Pearson00:15:00
34 Robert Ingersoll in Conversation with Erik Pearson 00:15:10 Ingersoll, Robert Pearson, Erik
The Making of Lucy: John Glover, Erik Pearson, Kel00:05:00
35 The Making of Lucy 00:04:42 Glover, John Rourke, Kelley Wilkowske, Andrew Pearson, Erik Tietjen, Steven Jude
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