Performing Arts, 2002
To explain his “weird resume,” Bob Massey describes music as his calling and writing as his trade. On the music side, he’s a 2002 Creative Capital grantee with filmmaker David Wilson for the multimedia opera The Nitrate Hymnal: A Dying Dream in Four Acts. He has toured and recorded with the Gena Rowlands Band, Tsunami, Telegraph Melts and others. And he has composed for film and stage. Bob currently works as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Current projects include: a TV series, “Legion,” in development with Oscar-winning producer Akiva Goldsman (A BEAUTIFUL MIND); and a horror-thriller co-written with Scott Teems for Blumhouse Films (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY). He previously covered arts, culture and technology for The Washington Post and others.
The Nitrate Hymnal
In The Nitrate Hymnal, David Wilson uses found-film footage and Massey’s original music and libretto to question the way many people obsessively ca…