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Omnis Temporalis

A Visual Long-Playing Record

by (author) Seth & Mark Haney

Publisher
Drawn & Quarterly
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770464087
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $69.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12

Description

The musical adaptation of Seth’s George Sprott, captured on vinyl and packaged by the cartoonist himself!
"Something strange happens when you pass your work along to another artist for interpretation. It goes away a relative and comes back a stranger. Lines of dialogue I had written in my graphic novel, now spoken or sung by actors, were odd and moving. I could suddenly recognize from what wellspring of emotion they had originated in me. A truly moving experience.” —Seth
Seth’s acclaimed graphic novel George Sprott has now inspired a modern opera by the artistic director and musician Mark Haney. Captured on a classic vinyl record with a sumptuous, over-the-top design by Seth, Omnis Temporalis: A Visual Long-Playing Record is part chamber music, part song cycle, and part audio drama. Haney’s unique project builds on Seth's original picture novella while standing alone as a musical triumph.
Omnis Temporalis remixes elements of Seth's George Sprott to bring the main character and several other residents of Dominion to life, telling a story of time, memory, loss, and the ties that bind. Featuring acclaimed TV and voice actor Richard Newman as George and soprano Dory Hayley as Daisy, the cast also includes many of Canada’s best-known stage and TV actors.
The trio of alto flute, cello, and double bass create a musical palette on which the dialogue and songs float in an ethereal, atmospheric narrative that traces parts of George's life as we accompany him through the last day of his life.

About the authors

Seth (Gregory Gallant) was born in the autumn of 1962. He is a cartoonist and book designer. His books include It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, Clyde Fans, and Wimbledon Green. He lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife and three cats.

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Editorial Reviews

“Artistic director Mark Haney and Guelph, Ontario, cartoonist Seth? are both creators of utterly singular works that fall far outside standard fare.??Vancouver Sun

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