Adaptive Reuse Meets Art for the People

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Oakland based composer Paul Crabtree’s chamber opera, Ghost Train, based on the 1923 play and subsequent 1941 film of the same name, is written for performance in abandoned railway stations.

Read Crabtree’s critique of the outdated monumentality of traditional concert venues in this article at Next American City; see—and hear—a preview of the opera below.

Ghost Train II from Gary Wagner on Vimeo.

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