Morris recently reported that ” I’ll be studying for ten months in Oslo, Norway under a Fulbright Grant, working with jazz composer and trombonist Helge Sunde at the Norges musikkhøgskole. In Oslo I’ll be composing a large-scale work about my partial Norwegian heritage.”
Inspired by a true story, North Pond follows Joshua Knight, a hermit and thief who survived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, and Chelsea Marlowe, a budding reporter who tries to use his story as her big break. North Pond’s music and lyrics are by Ben Morris, with book and lyrics by Will Inman and Julianne McAdams. Read more.