top of page

ECHOES (2017)


a spoken-word chamber opera

for six poets, string quartet, electric guitar, percussion, and electronics

in collaboration with Kronos Quartet, the Living Earth Show, and Youth Speaks

directed by Sean San Jose

music by Danny Clay

text written and performed by A.M. Smiley, Gabriel Cortez, Michael Wayne Turner III, Aimee Suzara, Tassiana Willis, and Sean San Jose, with additional writing by Tongo Eisen-Marten and Enrique Garcia Naranjo

presented by San Francisco Performances

An evening-length work about growing up in the Bay Area and the accelerating pace of gentrification as told by people of color. Premiered at Herbst Theater in the War Memorial Building, located in San Francisco's Civic Center neighborhood just across from City Hall.

[review from KQED]

bottom of page