WINNER - GEMINI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 1997
Director: Larry Weinstein
Producers: Niv Fischman, Larry Weinstein, Rhombus Media
In September Songs, Director Larry Weinstein draws upon music producer Hal Wilner’s brilliant album Lost in the Stars to devise this rare and special tribute to iconic German composer Kurt Weill, with interpretations by Nick Cave, Lou Reed, PJ Harvey, and Teresa Stratas along with an impressive array of international music artists.
Theatre and Opera Designer Michael Levine was originally brought in to design the project and due to his extensive international commitments, I was hired to work with him as Associate Production Designer, which resulted in a wonderful collaboration.
The elegant industrial warehouse location served the project perfectly with its soaring heights, massive arched windows, and dramatic industrial age steel support posts and trusses.Some of the performances were enhanced with lavish Broadway-esque Busby Berkeley scenery that contrasted with the intrinsic industrial elements of the warehouse, whereas others embraced a Brechtian style war-weariness that both emphasized and exaggerated the industrial grittiness.
SEPTEMBER SONGS: THE MUSIC OF KURT WEILL