Sean Griffin

Los Angeles director, composer and conductor Sean Griffin is the director of Opera Povera, an interdisciplinary consortium devoted to the creation and performance of new operatic, musical, performance and exhibition projects. Griffin has been a resident fellow at Yaddo, MacDowell, EMPAC, and the University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. 





Afterword, an Opera premieres at the MCA

 Oct 17, 2015, 6:30 AM – 6:30 AM
 Edlis Neeson Theater at the MCA Chicago, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60611

Mellon fellows George Lewis, Catherine Sullivan, and Sean Griffin have joined forces with the trail-blazing new music group, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), to fashion a multimedia opera that functions not as a history of the AACM, but as a “Bildungsoper”--a coming-of age opera of ideas, positionality, and testament.  



Afterword, a Conversation

 Oct 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 Humanities Day at University of Chicago, Logan Center for the Arts

915 E. 60th St, Screening Room 201

Composer George Lewis reflects on Afterword, an Opera as a “Bildungsoper”—a coming-of-age opera of ideas and testament—whose libretto he drew from his 2008 book, A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music (University of Chicago Press).