With the blog gradually coming back, it’s only fitting that I discuss one of its stars: Einstein on the Beach.
A Kickstarter campaign recently began in order to fund the final stretches of The Earth Moves, a documentary by John Walter about the landmark opera spanning its inception to its recent revival. The film has been years in the making, and this final round of fundraising will help complete the editing and festival submission process. From the campaign’s official page:
In 2011, the original creators of Einstein on the Beach brought the opera to life again for what will most likely be its last presentation in their lifetime. Einstein on the Beach is an opera like no other. Telling its story requires a documentary like no other.
We completed shooting and editing The Earth Moves and we are all working very hard to finish the film for upcoming film festivals this fall. Now we need your support to fulfill the costs of color correction, media licensing, and sound mixing. Time is of the essence and every contribution helps our mission to complete this film.
Any additional support beyond the goal will go towards expanding the distribution of the film through educational markets and independent theaters nationally.
Regular readers may know this all too well, but I’ll say that my attending a 2012 performance in Ann Arbor was truly a life highlight for me, about which I wrote here. All the EOTB posts are here, but for now I recommend these two performance posts.
Judging by the video and the accompanying information, this looks to be a great resource for fans, educators, historians, and EOTB novices and experts alike. I’m happy to have contributed and highly recommend your doing the same if you’re at all interested in this seminal work. You have until Friday 07.03.15.