Mozart Reimagined – Thamos

17 Aug

Mozart Reimagined by Tyson Vick will feature photos illustrating a play called Thamos for which Mozart wrote Incidental music and vocal music.

Mozart Reimagined features five photos by Tyson Vick illustrating the play Thamos

Mozart Reimagined features five photos by Tyson Vick illustrating the play Thamos

Mozart Reimagined showcases nearly 100 photos that bring to life Mozart’s operas through photography. I spent a decade building props and sets, meeting models and photographing across the country to showcase what Mozart’s music has meant to me. The book also features essays written about each opera from my own unique perspective. The book humorously points out plot-holes, gives insight into past and present performances, recites a little bit of History and overflows with my own passion for the music of Mozart.

Here’s an excerpt from the book which accompanies the Thamos pictures:

“There are seven musical movements in the Thamos score. Mozart wrote numerous interludes (entr’actes) and choruses. I can say with certainty that each of the Thamos interludes describes, musically, the proceedings in the scenes that follow. Oftentimes so much so, that it could work flawlessly as a film score, perfectly underlying the dialogue. This would only be possible with the fast edits of the cinema because on stage things happen more slowly. I find it amazing how closely linked this style of music is to the modern film score. Mozart seems to be dabbling in a precursor to the Wagnerian style, aptly describing drama through orchestral music.”

Thamos, Act 1 by Tyson Vick

Thamos, Act 1 by Tyson Vick

This set features numerous models including the amazingly talented musician Patrick Dwyer who also has a fun Youtube page!

You can look at the Thamos costume in closer detail here.

I’m going to be giving you a preview of photos from every chapter of Mozart Reimagined over the next month, and then it will be time for pre-orders. I will be launching pre-orders on Kickstarter on September 14th, 2015! Until then, I wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the photos and excerpts from the book so you can see what’s in store! Subscribe to the blog for every update, or check back on September 14th for the launch of the book.

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