Prescription Drug Nation
for guitar trio and dancers

Aaron Gervais
Composer
Aaron Gervais
Composition Date: 2016
Duration: 01:10:00
Genre: Strings (plectral), Ensemble, Guitar / Lute, Trio

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 3 x Guitar
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Programme Note:
Prescription Drug Nation is an evening-length music and dance production in six parts, exploring how society’s ever-increasing reliance on prescription drugs affects our daily lives. It was developed in tandem with San Francisco’s Mobius Trio and choreographer Michelle Fletcher. Each segment portrays the effects of a particular drug: Adderall, Ambien, Xanax, Prozac, Vicodin, and Viagra.Daily pharmaceutical use is so prevalent that we hardly notice it. Yet virtually everyone has experience with one of the substances I am portraying, or has seen them affect the lives of loved ones,whether positively or negatively. With this piece, I want to push this chemical relationship back into the foreground, using an immersive, multidisciplinary production to create gripping experiences that reflect the personal “baggage” each audience member brings into the into the theater. Art thus serves to shed
new light and new perspectives on something we take for granted.

Premiere Information:
San Francisco
ODC Theater
April 13, 2017
Mobius Trio, Here Now Dance Collective

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 4213 G38pre
  • Genre:
  • Strings (plectral), Ensemble, Guitar / Lute, Trio
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 16, 2018
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    144 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
    Parts page count: 123
    Parts
    123 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by Russ Irwin, Clarence E. Heller Foundation, San Francisco Arts Council

    I. Adderall
    II. Ambien
    III. Xanax
    IV. Prozac (withdrawal)
    V. Vicodin
    VI. Viagra
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