Victor Spiegel

Opera, Music Theatre & Cabaret

Full Moon Over Faulconbridge

‘Full Moon Over Faulconbridge’ is a socially relevant web series dealing with ethnocentrism in a comedic/horror genre. Funding provides professional actors. Murder, magic and madness in the Blue Mountains.

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Full Moon Over Faulconbridge is an original Australian story first conceived and produced as audio theatre in 2006.

One paragraph synopsis:
Both the living and the dead are challenged to answer for their misconduct and disrespect for the land and its people. For this purpose, a flute of healing power is given to an angry monk by the Creation Spirit. It is stolen by a power-hungry woman and used by her to exchange bodies with the monk’s beautiful ex-girlfriend. The monk must complete his training in order to face down the self-proclaimed witch and reclaim his girlfriend. He must face his fears, especially, his master and father, to eventually discover that the woman he must battle is his mother. In the process of uncovering the truth, he finds that the witch-woman tried to kill her husband who has turned into a were-kangaroo.

Many Australians are currently locked in a spiritual and cultural limbo: some of us are finding that the old structures of religion are no longer serving us in the way that they did, but we are wary of shallow, marketable ‘new-age’ replacements. Whether we are religious or not, all of us are on a journey, and need to deal with the questions of identity, truth and compassion. Many Australians, even those who do not have an indigenous background, feel a connection to Indigenous traditions and long to share the experience of belonging to the land – but how? Full Moon Over Faulconbridge explores this strange territory with depth, humour and a healthy dose of post-modernist weirdness. It is not an indigenous story: it is a story about the invader’s relationship to the place they have ‘conquered’, and whether they will allow it to ‘conquer’ them back.

Donations will be used to pay: professional voice actors, the writers, the sound design and music, recording studio, director, sound effects, packaging and distribution.

To see and hear more about Full Moon Over Faulconbridge visit  www.9crows.com.au

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Victor Spiegel
Composer • Performer • Teacher • Writer • Director

Victor Spiegel builds innovative harmonies and rhythms with lyricism grown from both familiar and exotic worlds.

Victor started his piano concert career at the age of six performing classical repertoire up to the age of fifteen. He then decided to focus on composing and performing his own material. He received a BA from the University of California in Performance Integration of World Myths and Music. There he wrote, directed and performed his Magic Door opera, and composed and conducted his ensembles and symphonic works. His Master of Arts in Music Composition from Mills College in Oakland, California solidified his academic and professional involvement in scoring for diverse media. It also provided him a basis for subsequent directing and involvement in teaching, film and video work.

Currently Victor is Lecturer in Music at JMC Academy, Sydney.

Recent Scores:
Angels in America – (stage play) Directed by Annette Rowlinson
To Kill A Mockingbird – (stage play) Directed by Annette Rowlinson The Tempest: Steampunked – (stage play) Directed by John Galea Naked Picnic – Short film
Number 46 – Feature film
Stories fromTohoku – Documentary

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Artists Website
http://www.vspiegel.com