Hero's Journey a Spoken Opera
The Hero's Journey is based on excerps from Joseph Campbell's book, Hero with a Thousand Faces, set to original music composed by Robert Mahaffay. Robert Mahaffay worked for ten years with Jean Erdman's dance company, The Open Eye, composing music for various choreographers including Jean Erdman. Joseph Campbell was one of the Artistic directors of that company, so Robert had a chance to spend a great deal of time with Mr Campbell. This CD was a personal salute to Mr Campbell after his passing. All performers were from the Portland OR area Graphics by Kate Steele.