Composer-performer Mikel Rouse is set to perform a program of his own music on Nov. 18 in NY.
The program will include material from Living Inside Design, an early Rouse work that was performed widely abroad but only once in the U.S.
Living Inside Design makes use of a technique called "counterpoetry" -- the use of unpitched voices in strict counterpoint -- which Rouse also used in his more recent operas Failing Kansas and Dennis Cleveland, which had its world premiere last year at the Kitchen in NY and is scheduled to open Off Broadway in 1998. (Failing Kansas and Dennis Cleveland are part of a trilogy of operas; the final opera in the trilogy, The End of Cinematics, is slated for a world premiere at the 1998 New Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.)
Rouse's solo program is Nov. 18 at 8 PM at St. Clement's Theatre, 423 W. 46th St., NY. For tickets, call (212) 757-9462.
-- By Rebecca Paller