The day before Prometheus Bound had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater, co-writers Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) and Serj Tankian (lead singer and writer for System of a Down) met with Bryan Reesman of Stage Directions magazine to talk about how they met, their process, the music and the cause all wrapped up in the show.
The reviews are in! Below are links to two reviews of Prometheus Bound. Here is a snippet of what a conversation one blogger had with Serj:
I must share one additional memorable moment from my night at the OBERON. During the party, I had an opportunity to talk Serj Tankian and share with him my observations about the “auditory chiaroscuro” effect.
He replied: “It is interesting that you should say that. When I write music, I always try to insert elements in which very loud sections are followed by very quiet or even silent moments.”
I responded: “That must come from very deep within you – from your cultural background. I am aware of your Armenian heritage, and you just described some of the history of the Armenian people – periods of loud screaming followed by periods of enforced silence.”
“Wow, that is deep. Thank you for knowing the history of my people.”