Zoals eerder gemeld werd, vindt dit weekend de premixc3xa8re plaats van Pete’s opera "The Boy Who Heard Music". Er was een band, bestaande uit zes personen, die allemaal hun sporen verdiend hebben in de muziekwereld. Een aantal speelde mee tijdens de musicalversie van "Tommy" een aantal jaren geleden. Er waren 4 acteurs, die de rollen van Gabriel, Josh, Leila en Ray speelden.
In navolging van nummers van "Endless Wire" werden ook de volgende nummers aan de opera toegevoegd: "Real Good Looking Boy", "Piano Prelude" (een instrumentaal nummer)", "I Can Fly", "There’s No Doubt", "Heart Condition", "She Said He Said" en "Uncertain Girl". "Uncertain Girl" en "I Can Fly" maakten eerder hun opwachting tijdens "In The Attic". "I Can Fly" werd overigens door Rachel Fuller geschreven.
De complete set was als volgt:
Pick Up the Peace (Ray)
In the Ether (Josh, Ray)
God Predicts Marty Robbins (Gabriel, Ray)
Unholy Trinity (Gabriel, Josh, Leila)
Trilby’s Piano I (Gabriel)
I Can Fly (Leila)
There’s No Doubt (Gabriel, Josh, Ray)
Endless Wire Prelude (Josh, Leila, Gabriel, Ray)
Sound Round (Ray)
Real Good Looking Boy (Ray, Josh, Gabriel)
Trilby’s Piano II
We Got a Hit
She Said He Said (Gabriel, Leila)
Uncertain Girl (Josh)
Heart Condition (Leila)
It’s Not Enough (Gabriel, Josh, Leila)
They Made My Dream Come True (Ray)
In the Ether (Ray)
Trilby’s Piano III (Gabriel, Josh, Leila)
Tea & Theatre (Ray, Josh, Leila)
Pick Up The Peace
Reacties van bezoekers:
"I saw the Saturday matinee performance/reading of The Boy Who Heard Music. The band managed to rock acceptably well. The vocalists were also capable and professional. This was NOT a student production. The plot seems a little convoluted. There’s allusions to Psychoderelict, Lifehouse, the Brian Jones-Anita Pallenberg-Keith Richards love triangle, the money disputes between Robbie Robertson and the other members of The Band, and a Borscht Belt joke that starts out with "a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew form a pop group together and…" It seems to explain what Pete had in mind when he wrote the songs for ENDLESS WIRE, but kind of like Psychoderelict and the radio play of Lifehouse, maybe he should just let the music speak for itself and leave the narrative in his own mind".
"The first act was primarily music with sparse dialogue so you had to rely on the music to tell the story. You needed to pay attention to get the story. The second act had more dialogue to spell things out. Think of this performance as the equivalent to a rough draft of a written piece. There was no props, wardrobe etc… like you would have expected. We were expecting a proper play but went away being more interested in the workshop process of performing the piece as a standalone piece"
"I have to say, the music held up. I can see some songs being eliminated, RGLB and Marty Robbins but the rest of them converted well to musical format. It was a true thrill to finally hear It’s Not Enough played live. I wish it was by the Who but this was the next best thing"
" It seems to me there are three themes running through the play, Trilby’s Piano. Fragments and In the Ether. All the songs were the ones we are familiar with, a verse was added to RGLB but it was clunky and it didn’t work. I imagine that one will end up on the cutting room floor so to speak"