An overview of Mark DeChiazza's current and past projects.
Updates on Mark DeChiazza's current projects and events.
Biographical information on Mark DeChiazza with links to downloads of bio, resume, headshot, and teaching resume.
Quixote is currently in a 2-year production development at Montclair State University. DeChiazza and Amy Beth Kirsten again join forces to create this evening-length music-theater work that premieres in March 2017.
Orpheus Unsung is a collaboration between Mark DeChiazza (concept, direction, films) and composer Steven Mackey, this multi-media "opera" features dance and fractured films. The voice of Orpheus—the electric guitar—leads the stage through a dark journey of separation, descent and transformation.
My Lai, an opera monodrama with Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, and Van-Anh Vo tells the story of Hugh Thompson Jr., a US Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War who tried to tried to intervene and rescue villagers during the My Lai massacre. DeChiazza designs and co-directs.
A multi-screen video created in collaboration with media artist Luke Dubois, supported by the Times Square Alliance,
Hiraeth is a live orchestral and film performance composed by Sarah Kirkland Snider, co-commissioned by North Carolina Symphony and Princeton Symphony Orchestra. DeChiazza created a 30-minute film to partner with concert presentation of the work.
Colombine's Paradise Theatre is a music-theater work performed by eighth blackbird, composed by Amy Beth Kirsten, with production directed and designed by Mark DeChiazza, costumes by Sylvianne Shurman, lighting by Mary Ellen Stebbins.
5 Beasts is a music-theater work featuring Rinde Eckert, Ned Rothenberg, and Adam Matta. Production designed and co-directed by Mark DeChiazza. Premiered at at Les Subsistances in Lyon, France in March 2015.
The world premiere of Pulitzer-winning composer John Luther Adams' Sila, a massive site-specific work for 80 musicians commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Mostly Mozart Festival 2014. Choreography and visual presentation by Mark DeChiazza
Memory Palace (in development) renders in film Christopher Cerrone's 20 minute composition that explores five significant remembered places from his past. Performed by Ian Rosenbaum.
strange pilgrims is a film installation component for Amy Beth Kirsten's work for chorus and orchestra, directed and edited by Mark DeChiazza.
Information on The Exchange, a film version of Andrea Mazzariello's music/memoir/performance-work directed and edited by Mark DeChiazza.
A music film short commissioned by New York Polyphony for Richard Rodney Bennett's A Colloquoy With God, which he composed for the group shortly before his death. Directed and edited by Mark DeChiazza.
eighth blackbird's staged production of Pierrot Lunaire, conceived directed and designed by Mark DeChiazza.
Jonathan Berger's two one-act operas, Visitations: Theotokia and The War Reporter. Video projections design by Mark DeChiazza.
Mark DeChiazza's film version of So Percussion's performance of composer Steven Mackey's It Is Time, based on DeChiazza's films and staging for the live concert version of the work.
Prelude to the End, composed by Steven Mackey with three-screen film installation by Mark DeChiazza. Performed by SOLI Ensemble.
Slide, a music theater work composed by Steven Mackey, with text by Rinde Eckert, directed by Mark DeChiazza. Performed by Eckert, Mackey, and Eighth Blackbird ensemble.
Composer Anthony Davis's opera Lear on the 2nd Floor, with libretto by Alan Havis, and directed by Mark DeChiazza. Projection design by DeChiazza.
Video projections designed by Mark DeChiazza for concert performance by indie-rock artist JIHAE.
Fashion label pas de calais' NYC event introducing SS15 collection for fashion week. Mark DeChiazza designed and fabricated set, curated and integrated live musical performance, and staged the 15 models.
Fashion label pas de calais' NYC fashion week installation event introducing AW15 collection. Mark DeChiazza designed, fabricated and installed the set. Collaborators Mote Sinabel and James Clotfelter.
Mark DeChiazza designed the RestStop to function as an immersive experience of Muji's BodyFit Cushion, heightened by an interactive expansion of the Muji to Relax App.
Four 1-minute films created to partner with the release of Tim Leberecht's book, The Business Romantic (HarperCollins2015).
Mark DeChiazza's various work choreographing and staging performance for Bang on a Can's Asphalt Orchestra.
Mark DeChiazza served as stage director of Philip Glass's Another Look at Harmony, presented at The Park Avenue Armory.
Information for Transient Glory: Spotlight on Composer Missy Mazzoli, a staged concert performance for 50 young singers from Francisco Nunez's Young People's Chorus of NYC, and Missy Mazzoli's band Victoire
Information on Princeton course co-taught by Mark DeChiazza and Steven Mackey.
Princeton One Act Opera Project, was a project of the Princeton Atelier and comprised three short operas directed by Mark DeChiazza.
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