“Music as a Muse: Making Project Orfeo,” by Eric Ferreri, Duke Today, September 20, 2016. “Duke composer Scott Lindroth explains how he turned author Richard Powers’ words into music.” Includes a printed interview and video (also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiiJtpnHUQk).
Project Orfeo will be performed at Duke University on September 25, 2016. Powers joins Duke faculty composer Scott Lindroth, the Horszowski Piano Trio, clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, flutist Laura Gilbert and Duke faculty violist Jonathan Bagg in a mixed-media concert that combines readings from Powers’ 2014 novel Orfeo with performances of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End, Read More
“Cadences,” a sextet composed by Scott Lindroth, inspired by the Richard Powers novel Orfeo, was performed in the Electric Earth series at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in New Hampshire on August 27, 2016. Lindroth gives opening remarks and Powers reads from Orfeo. The performance is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGIqcJi0fRw.
“Richard Powers provides literary strand for Electric Earth concert,” by David Weininger, Boston Globe, August 25, 2016. Weininger interviews Powers about the “Project Orfeo” concerts. Link to information on the scheduled performances of “Project Orfeo.”
Project Orfeo is a a concert, inspired by Powers’ novel Orfeo, that combines the music of Olivier Messiaen and composer Scott Lindroth. It will be performed on August 27, 2016, at Bass Hall in Peterborough, New Hampshire. (Link to Peterborough performance) A second performance will be at the Baldwin Auditorim at Duke University on September, Read More
In the “SFCV Beach Blanket Bibliography,” the San Francisco Classical Voice gives summer reading recommendations with books featuring a musical theme and includes Powers’s The Gold Bug Variations. July 12, 2016.
Powers’s longtime French translator, Jean-Yves Pellegrin, has won the Prix Maurice-Edgar Coindreau for his translation of Powers’s latest novel, Orfeo. The award is given annually for an outstanding translation of a work of American fiction or non-fiction.
Film Independent announced that a production grant was awarded to Mark Levinson for development of a feature film based on Richard Powers’s novel The Gold Bug Variations.
Three Richard Powers novels are listed in the Washington Post’s crowd-sourced list, “Beach Reading for the Music Lover,” May 31, 2016.
Richard Powers has written the libretto for The Origin, a new opera being composed by Bruce Adolphe. Scenes will be performed by soprano Christie Conover, tenor Joseph Gaines, and baritone Gregory Gerbrandt, with pianist Tim Burns, at the Off the Hook Arts Festival, in Fort Collins, Colorado, on June 28, 2016.
Writer-director Mark Levinson has been awarded the Sundance Institutute/Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship for his adaptation of Richard Powers’s novel The Gold Bug Variations. The award recognizes “the most promising new independent films about science and technology.”
Writer/Director Mark Levinson (Particle Fever) is working on a new project: a script based on Powers’s novel The Gold Bug Variations. It was was selected for the Sundance Institute 2016 January Screenwriters Lab. Levinson’s adaptation of The Gold Bug Variations also won the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.