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Star-Crossed (multimedia composition)
Andrew Boysen, Jr. / Composer
Erik A. Evensen / Visual Artist
Star-Crossed is a collaboration with composer Andrew Boysen, Jr. It tells the story of a superheroine and a supervillain who fall in love and have to make things work. Star-Crossed was commissioned by a consortium of universities and high schools led by MBDA and CBDNA, and premiered on February 16, 2013 at the MMEA Midwinter Clinics in Minneapolis, MN. It has since been performed by some of the nation's leading concert bands, including the University of Minnesota, St. Olaf College, Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, La Sierra University, St. Cloud State University, the Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin, and Concordia College.
Much like its predecessor, Twilight of the Gods, the creative process behind the piece was truly collaborative, with both artists working together to interpret the narrative into their respective medium. Visual and musical sketches were storyboarded concurrently from the narrative, similar to an animated movie.