Georgic is an evening-length work of music theater created by Max Murray.
Taking the plains landscape as its subject, Georgic is a foreboding reflection on the nineteenth century pastoral imaginary. Each of the three performers is both musician and actor, situated in the field of a work-encompassing fixed media component — pre-recorded sound and image both engulfing, and articulated by, the concentrated actions of the live performers moving within a starkly reduced scenic disposition.
Currently a Visiting Fellow in Harvard University's Department of Music, Max Murray holds a PhD in music composition with a secondary field of study in Critical Media Practice from Harvard. The development of Georgic was supported by a residency at the Harvard ArtLab during the 21/22 academic year. The work will be performed by Richard Craig, Noëlle-Anne Darbellay, and Samuel Stoll.