ASU new works initiative creates path to Pulitzer

“Behold the Man” featured in ASU’s new works initiative — which led to Ellen Reid’s Pulitzer for “p r i s m.”

Arizona State University’s orchestral reading from 2018, under the direction of Brian DeMaris.

ASU Music Theatre and Opera’s new works initiative creates path to a Pulitzer Prize for composer

DeMaris said the new works initiative incorporates the values of ASU…assuring students have the opportunity to create something new…The 2018–19 selected works were prime examples of use-inspired research, DeMaris said, and fused together the intellectual disciplines of art history, media, technology, diverse musical styles, video journalism and psychology. “Behold The Man” [ASU’s project form 2018] is based on the real life story of artists Elías García Martínez and Cecilia Giménez and the botched restoration of the “Ecce homo” fresco in Borja, Spain…“Behold the Man” recently won the Fort Worth Opera "Frontiers" competition…

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