A new composition for orchestra and multimedia by Bryan Curt Kostors to debut with the Downey Symphony Orchestra, January 23.
To Dust combines live orchestral music, visual projections, film, photography and design. As the orchestra performs, the visual elements of the piece will be projected live in the Downey Civic Theatre. It tells the story of an important part of the California Water Wars: the draining of Owens Lake by the city of Los Angeles after the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913. Where there was once a large, shallow lake that supported boating, ferries, birds, natural vegetation, and people, there now sits an expansive scar of dried dirt, dust, and salt.
The Kickstarter funding campaign for a new musical multimedia project To Dust has surpassed its goal of $14,000. Donations will be accepted until November 18 at midnight if you would like to help bring to life this exciting project that will make its world premiere here in Downey with the Downey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sharon Lavery.
The money being raised will go to support the costs of filming on location in the Owens Valley and editing and finishing the multimedia presentation. For more information, visit the Kickstarter page by clicking here.