Day 7: The Floating Swamp (4/7/12)

Posted: April 8, 2012 in Production Process
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Alice Könitz’s Swamp was on the dock today, and Eric and Alice got off to a great start. When it’s complete, the whole surface will appear to be floating in space with trees breaking the surface of the water. The voodoo gods will appear to Marie Laveau from the tops of the trees, as Marie floats down the swamp in a small boat. It’s an involved set-up for the climactic scene, where the fate of Crescent City is sealed. Have the voodoo gods found the one good soul that will save the city??

Here are a couple pictures of Alice working in her studio (photos by Asher Kelman):

I looked back at my reference images for the swamp, and think that the effect will probably be closest to this one image I found:

The Swamp is a perfect atmosphere for a climactic scene for an Anne LeBaron opera, since frogs have been a big part of her sound-world for so much of her career since her 1997 composition Croak (The Last Frog). I don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say that frogs factor into the final scene significantly!

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