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Paola Prestini

Aging Magician

AGING MAGICIAN is an epic new opera-theater work that tells the story of Harold, an aging clockmaker near the end of his unusual life. The Brooklyn Youth Chorus helps Harold uncover his legacy as the New Victory stage is transformed into a living, breathing instrument. Creators Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter, New Vic 1999), Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini, Mark Stewart and the Attacca Quartet bring together the worlds of music, theater, puppetry, instrument making and scenic design to paint this poignant allegory on time, youth and the peculiar

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The Hubble Cantata

The Hubble Cantata was the first ever live event fusing a major musical performance with Virtual Reality. This project pushes the boundaries of art and science by combining a cutting-edge Virtual Reality film with the world premiere of a space opera as a part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn. Building a live 360 degree soundscape without headphones for an audience of 6,000 people. Creating the first multidimensional view of space paired with a live performance. A stand alone Virtual Reality experience as a tool for Art, Science, and Education.

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NewMusicBox Articles

Articles March 1 2006 | By Paola Prestini
To Be or Not to Be a 501(c)(3)

You have a great idea, a great group of people with diverse talents, the drive, and the energy. Maybe it's time to start a 501(c)(3)! To start, you'll need to...