New score to a new show: “In the Empty” by Sheila B. with music by Nathan Siler

“In the Empty” is a devised theater piece by Sheila B with music by Nathan Siler. “White Lizard” is the first song from the piece.

[The video is a visual piece to accompany the excerpted song, but does not represent what happens dramatically onstage.]

Sheila B. is a New York City-based director, actor, movement specialist, and writer.

Nathan Siler is a New York City-based composer, arranger, and performer. He is the chief architect of the post-punk prog-pop band Portraiture.

In Performance Now: David Lang’s “Prisoner of the State”

Nathan returns to Lincoln Center, this time as a prisoner in David Lang’s new opera “Prisoner of the State.” The 70-minute opera is a retelling of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” The New York Philharmonic is stunning, and the men’s chorus (of which Siler is a part) is incredible, thanks to the work of Chorus Master Donald Nally, the contracting of Jacquie Pierce, and the vision of Maestro Jaap van Zweden.

Tickets here!

Musica Viva of New York presents: Voices in Motion

Nathan Siler plays Shaman drum for Veljo Tormis’ “Curse Upon Iron”

For centuries performers and audiences have become accustomed to remain fixed in their seats during performances. This program shatters that concept with an innovative body of works that explore sound and space in dynamic ways. The sanctuary of All Souls will be a key element of this program as the accomplished singers of Musica Viva explore its acoustical limits. The result will be a not-to-be-missed haunting sonic experience.

Curse Upon Iron full Choir

The program will include:

The Lamb by John Tavener

The Reverend Mustard His Installation Prelude by Nico Muhly

Cantos Sagrados by James MacMillan

Amen by Henryk Gorecki

Raua needmine (Curse Upon Iron) by Veljo Tormis

Pilgrims’ Hymn by Stephen Paulus

The Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt

Song for Athene by John Tavener

Carlos Chávez and His World; Bard Music Festival

This year’s celebrated composer at Bard Music Festival is Carlos Chávez.  Nathan will be joining the Bard Festival Chorale for Program Eight in Forest of the Amazons by Villa-Lobos, conducted by Leon Botstein.


PROGRAM EIGHT: Reimagined Landscapes and Pasts

CaCarlos Chavesrlos Chávez (1899–1978), Symphonía india (1935)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), Amazonas (1917); Forest of the Amazons (1958)

Silvestre Revueltas (1899–1940), Cuauhnáhuac (1930)

José Pablo Moncayo (1912–58), Three Pieces for Orchestra (1947)