Klingon Caroling in Louisville

Come Caroling with The Klingon Xenomusicologist, j’onn, during the Feast of the Long Night (December 21, 2017). You will win much honr while singing popular ram nI’ tay bom (Christmas Carols) in the original Klingon on the night they were meant to be sung! Costumes encouraged but not required. Carol books and tutorial in Klingon…

bomwIpu’ at Gen Con 2016

The il Troubadore Klingon Music Project performed at Gen Con 2016, marking the 5th year in a row at the Indianapolis Gaming Convention. Here are some photos from their performances on 16 August 2016.

“Feast of the Long Night” CD

Feast of the Long Night: Music from and Inspired By “A Klingon Christmas Carol” CD released in 2014. The music was used in several productions of “A Klingon Christmas Carol” in various productions in Chicago and Minnesota. Info about the CD and to purchase, go to this link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joegriffin1

“wa’ SaD ram wa’ ram je” at Gen Con 2012

wa’ SaD ram wa’ ram je is the first Klingon Opera-Ballet, and the first Klingon Opera performed in the US. It was composed by Jon Silpayamanant to a libretto by Jon Silpayamanant and Robert Bruce Scott. The earliest version of an excerpted performance (45 minutes) of the Opera-Ballet took place at ConGlomeration in Louisville, Kentucky…

The QIH Act

“The QiH Act is a multilayered study of the concepts of authenticity and reality within the fan community of the science fiction series Star Trek. In order to shoot the film, maker Floris Schönfeld spent three years developing ʻuʼ, the first ever authentic Klingon opera on earth by a human ensemble. In The QiH Act…

“wa’ SaD ram wa’ ram je” at ConGlomeration

wa’ SaD ram wa’ ram je is the first Klingon Opera-Ballet, and the first Klingon Opera performed in the US. It was composed by Jon Silpayamanant to a libretto by Jon Silpayamanant and Robert Bruce Scott. The earliest version of an excerpted performance (45 minutes) of the Opera-Ballet took place at ConGlomeration in Louisville, Kentucky…

“A Klingon Christmas Carol” Musical Scores

Sound design for the premiere production was provided by Derek Sandbeck. In 2010, a musical score for the play was commissioned for the first time. This score was composed by Mike Hallenbeck and used in the Minnesota and Chicago Productions. In 2011, a new score was commissioned and composed by Jon Silpayamanant. This score was…

‘u’

u’ ([ʔuʔ], beginning and ending with a glottal stop) is the first opera in the Klingon language, billed as “The first authentic Klingon opera on Earth”. It was composed by Eef van Breen to a libretto by Kees Ligtelijn and Marc Okrand under the artistic direction of Floris Schönfeld. The story of ’u’ is based…

qa’ vaQ qo’ lI qo’

“bachelor song” sung by Martok and Worf on DS9: “You Are Cordially Invited” before Worf’s marriage to Jadzia Dax.

Suv­wI’ van bom (The Warrior’s Anthem)

Suv­wI’ van bom (the Warrior’s Anthem), otherwise known by its incipit Qoy qeylIs puqloD, was originally recorded and published with the May 1996 release of Star Trek: Klingon CD Rom by Simon and Schuster. Klingon lyrics: Qoy qeylIs puqloD. Qoy puqbe’pu’. yoHbogh matlhbogh je SuvwI’ Say’moHchu’ may’ ’Iw. maSuv manong ’ej maHoHchu’. nI’be’ yInmaj ’ach…