The Extractor

The sounds we make don't just fade away; they're embedded in the wood around us.

Performed by Ed Herbstman, Kevin Cragg, Annemarie Cullen, Dennis Pacheco, and Rebecca Robles. With Melanie Hoopes, Bea Herbstman, Alex Marino, and Kerry Kastin.

Music performed by Isabel Kim, Matt Evans, and Shawn Lovato.

Written and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

This story was commissioned by Experiments in Opera, it premiered on their concert “Radio Operas” on Februrary 28, 2014 and March 1, 2014. It was recorded by George Wellington and Ed Haber for New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music.