“Are We Consuming the News—or Is It Consuming Us?” was presented in anticipation of the New York premiere of the acclaimed new opera Jacob Ter Veldhuis’s THE NEWS, a multimedia “reality opera” based on real broadcast news footage, incorporating music, video production, and social commentary through live performance.
This lively discussion about the changing media landscape—spanning social media, apps, and changes in traditional journalism—included the award-winning broadcast journalist Ann Curry (@anncurry); Mark S. Luckie (@marksluckie), Manager of Journalism and News at Twitter; Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (@sharmeenochinoy), Oscar-winning documentarian of Saving Face; and Sree Sreenivasan (@Sree), Chief Digital Officer of the Met, who spent twenty-one years as a professor of journalism at Columbia University.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
April 17th and 18th at 7:00pm
THE NEWS is a multimedia reality opera that transforms current events, political rhetoric, and the media into operatic hyper-drama. Crafted from news broadcasts and set to music by renowned Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis (JacobTV), the opera receives its New York premiere with Fulcrum Point New Music Project (Stephen Burns, Artistic Director), featuring Mezzo-Soprano Nora Fischer and Rhythm Vocalist Loire.