Zeena Parkins, Ana Maria SimoThe Opium War

Zeena Parkins - The Opium War album cover
Label:Einstein Records – 010
CD, Album
Genre:Jazz, Non-Music
Style:Radioplay, Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation


1The Bedroom Over The Butcher Shop. Night. Manuel Smokes Opium In Bed And Reads Out Loud To His Wife, Mariana.7:54
2The Butcher Shop. Next Morning. Amalia Holds Her Grandson Clemente, And Sings To Him While She Tries To Chop Meat. Mariana Enters, Then Louie.4:15
3The Bedroom. Later That Morning. Manuel Is Sitting In Bed. Louie Enters.4:23
4The Butcher Shop. That Night. Manuel Shows Louie How To Cook And Smoke Opium.3:16
5Chinatown. Later That Night. Louie Stands On A Soapbox And Delivers A Speech To A Large Crowd.2:01
6The Butcher Shop. A Month Later. Morning. Amalia And Mariana Are Working. Clemente Is In His Crib.3:07
7The Dining Room. That Evening. Manuel, Mariana, And Amalia Sit At The Table. Louie Enters, His Hand Bandaged.5:39
8The Butcher Shop. A Month Later. Evening. Louie, Very Well Dressed, Totals Up His Opium Sales Using An Abacus, Then Writes Them In His Ledger.1:49
9The Bedroom. That Night. Manuel Confides In The Young Clemente.1:46
10The Butcher Shop. Dawn. Amalia Is Alone. She Sings Her Thoughts About The Universe.2:43
11The Parlor. Two Months Later. Afternoon. New Expensive Furniture, Freshly Painted Walls. Manuel Has Fallen Asleep In A Chair While Reading. After Watching, Mariana Wakes Him Up.9:00
11aThe Gauze Curtains Flutter From A Breeze. Manuel Sees A Shadow By The Window. It Is His Dead Father.
11bLouie Enters. He Is Wearing A Business Suit, And Carrying A Briefcase And Blueprints. He Shows Them To Manuel.
12The Bedroom. That Evening. Mariana Reads A Letter Sent By Her Father To Her Mother In 1896. Louie Listens Behind The Door.2:53
13The Parlor. That Night. Manuel Crouches, Naked, On The Window Ledge. Amalia Begs Him To Go To Bed.2:09
14The Parlor. Next Morning. Evelyn Harding, A Fashionable Opium Customer, Is Talking With Mariana. Later, They Move To The Bedroom. Louie Enters When They Are Asleep, Afterwards Manuel.7:17
15The Psychiatric Ward. A Month Later. Morning. Manuel Is Crouching In The Isolation Room. Dr. Stein Sits Next To Him.4:53
16The Living Room. Six Months Later. Morning. Mariana And Amalia Are Sitting. Manuel Enters Wearing An Old Suit That Belonged To Her Father, And Carrying A Suitcase. He Is Just Out Of The Hospital. Louie Follows Him.4:52
17The Bedroom. That Night. Manuel Sleeps In An Opium Daze. Mariana Cuts Her Hair In Front Of The Mirror. Louie Enters, Then Later Amalia.2:35

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Recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio zOaR
Actors recorded at 6/8 Studios

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  • Matrix / Runout: USM-10303 A2Z-EIN-010





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