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Happiness is the Problem - Act II

from Happiness Is The Problem by Jason Cady

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Happiness is the Problem: Act 2 20’43”

Recitative V “Natural Selection Plus Des Moines”
Aria IV “Being Happy is a Full-Time Job”
Recitative VI “Crazy High School Science Fair Acid Flashback”
Aria V “The Trouble with Being a Prodigy”
Recitative VII “The Vaseline Glories of the Past”
Aria VI “Maureen Chun: Corporate Star”
Recitative VII “Always-Beyond-the-Horizon-Kind-of-Thing”
Finale “Happiness is Not the Same”


from Happiness Is The Problem, released January 15, 2013
Erin Flannery, soprano
Deanna Neil, soprano
Lisa Komara, mezzo-soprano
Domenica Fossati, flute
Jason Cady, clarinet and synthesizer
Katie Young, bassoon
Anne Guthrie, horn
Ben Holmes, trumpet
Sam Kulik, trombone
Joe Bergen, vibraphone and percussion
Tomas Fujiwara, drum set
Mary Halvorson, electric guitar
Erica Dicker, violin
Jessica Pavone, viola
Loren Dempster, cello
Tim Dahl, contrabass

Recorded by Clay Holley at Studio 75 and Truth and Soul, Brooklyn, NY
Mixing and additional recording by Joel Hamburger at Gödel String, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering, Brooklyn, NY

photo by Kevin Irby


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Aaron is a composer, percussionist and one of the founders of Experiments in Opera. His music asks questions that there may not be answers to.

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