DO YOU GET a wild harpist, an 80-piece
orchestra, a mad scientist's laboratory and a garbage
truck into your living room? With "Invention
& Alchemy" a
DVD/CD project filled with music and stories- all
backed by the
80-piece Grand Rapids Symphony
and celebrated conductor David Lockington.
MORE THAN A CONCERT, "Invention & Alchemy" is
like a one-woman show with a cast of 80. On the
DVD, the feature presentation, including stories
and music, lasts about 97 minutes. The special
features include an 18-minute Behind-the-Scenes
film, "Healing the Waters" -- an intimate
vignette with members of the Grand Rapids Ballet,
and 12 interactive "White Rabbit" clips
(short features that can be accessed from the main
program or from the Special Features Menu).
A RADIO SHOW: Producer
Jonathan Wyner wanted to created a companion CD
that played "like a radio show" – a
cross between a live concert experience and "books
on tape" – the
perfect CD for long drives!
PIECE is composed, arranged, orchestrated
and performed by Deborah Henson-Conant, with her
mix of humor, beauty, intimacy and bombast.