Roger McKinley - Jackson Pollock the Musical
Driven genius, misunderstood drunk, the most influential, elusive and provocative artist of the modern world?
A tragi-comic, imaginary musical journey to discover the nature of the greatest American painter of the 20th Century, his death by car crash and his continuation in the Underworld.
Jackson Pollock the Musical is a libretto for a musical based on the life and times of this Abstract Expressionist painter. Married to this story is the Greek myth of Prometheus, a powerful metaphor for the human condition and Jackson Pollock in particular.
With eighteen original songs ranging through traditional spiritual, folk, bebop, swing, music hall, free jazz, concrete and early electronic/experimental audio.
Roger McKinley was born in Co Down Northern Ireland in 1969. Since 1988 he has resided in Manchester where he lives and work as an artist, from where he has exhibited both locally and nationally.
Publisher: Michael Butterworth
Dimensions: 212 x 138 mm