Today I feel at peace.
The past few months have been a maelstrom of attempted plans, successes and failures in production.
I've come out of the woods understanding a lot more about scheduling, about expectations of production in my own work and how baby steps really work.
Matt and I are hard into research for our new projects. Matt's enjoying the poetic and prose edda for the first time and I find myself falling in love with them all over again. The language and the feeling of history. There's an aspect of it that feels like 2 Kings in the Old Testament or The Nihon Shoki, lists upon lists. But swimming within that you find such a rich, imaginative world constructed so carefully.
It's emotional. As Matt says, there is a balance of deep emotional speech and stoic explanation.
I feel like there are threads of this aesthetic deeply woven into Scandinavian design and life.
We are working on sourcing and scripting for a graphic novel, a web-comic, a concept album, and a film. It feels massive. But not overwhelming.
Such is the beauty of collaboration.
A tremendous thank you to everyone who came out and to everyone who wrote and said such wonderful things about our performance. It was a pleasure to perform for you.
We were blessed to have a nearly sold out show Thursday and a house on Friday that was so full and sold out that it flowed into the hall. (shout out to all the hall standers, your dedication is appreciated.)
I feel so encouraged to continue making this work and moving forward in telling new stories in many mediums. Up next we will have performances for the people in New York City who wanted to make it. Once we have a confirmed venue we will let you know.
This brings me to an announcement that I am extremely excited about. Our next medium for telling Erik and the Wolf will be a webcomic written by the immensely talented visual artist Pete Lake (tumblr:princeloon.)
He made our poster. An early version is above. We can’t wait to show you the product.
So look out for a webcomic and further NYC dates.