Comic, contemplative, and surreal, Whispering Pines 10 is a one-act, live-performance, video opera sung by soprano Daisy Press and featuring Moulton’s alter ego, Cynthia: a hypochondriac agoraphobe prone to colorful hallucinations and absurd fantasies. Backed by Hallett’s original libretto and score, Cynthia seeks health and total happiness within her virtual environment, but settles for fad cures and new-age kitsch. Directed by Elyse Singer, the work is a conversation-generating update of the “mad scene,” realized within a medicated, feminized, and quintessentially American vernacular.

Whispering Pines 10 was developed through the Harvestworks Artist In Residence Program, with presentation support from The Kitchen, Rhizome, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Experimental Television Center.