IT IS TIME
DIRECTOR/FILMMAKER (staged concert)
FILM DIRECTOR and EDITOR (film version)
It Is Time, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for composer Steve Mackey and the acclaimed four-member ensemble So Percussion, engages our perception of time and our desire to control and manipulate it. When performed live, the concert includes projected films and staging for the musicians, all created by director Mark DeChiazza. In the DVD that Cantaloupe released with the CD audio, DeChiazza expands and re-interprets the concert version of It Is Time, for the screen. The two-disk release was on Time Out New York's list of the top ten classical albums of 2011. DeChiazza's film-version has been featured on NPR Music and on Vic Firth's website, among others, and to date has reached an online audience of over 40,000.