The Raven-Winged Hours Podcast
Notes from the writer, director, lyricist, sound designer and projection designer Blue Bliss:
This podcast has its origin in a play I wrote, based on the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe. I commissioned the award-winning composer Lawrence Rush to create the haunting original art songs for the play, with lyrics by me and Edgar Poe. In a tour-de-force one-man performance, Lawrence also portrays all the characters in this podcast show, and sings the role of Poe.
All the poetry you will hear is exquisitely performed by Louis Biggie, with soundscapes I designed.
Broadway's Amy Justman and Metropolitan Opera's Stephen Gaertner lend their gorgeous singing voices to some of the songs. Piano is played by Matt Castle, flute by Karen Bogardus, and cello by Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf.