MapFund

About the Grant

$40,000 to support The Hunger (MAP 2013)
$5,000 to general operating expenses for Alarm Will Sound, Inc.

About the Project

The Hunger is a new opera for Alarm Will Sound, Dawn Upshaw and Iarla O’Lionáird composed by Donnacha Dennehy on the subject of the Great Famine in Ireland. Through first-person accounts and socioeconomic analyses, the work will address both the human-scale and societal impact of the inequities that led to this historic tragedy. It will take advantage of Alarm Will Sound's uniquely extended performance skills by integrating the musicians into the staging, thereby creating an unconventional operatic experience.

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