This Takes Place Close By: an opera by thingNY

This Takes Place Close By: an opera by thingNY

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September 24- 27
2015

ARTISTS

Created and performed by:
Gelsey Bell (vocals and synth)
Andrew Livingston (vocals and bass)
Paul Pinto (vocals and percussion)
Erin Rogers (vocals and saxophone)
Dave Ruder (vocals and clarinet)
Jeffrey Young (vocals and violin)
Directed by Ashley Tata
Sound by Daniel Neumann
Video design by Brad Peterson
Lighting design by Sarah Abigail-Hoke Brady
Set design by Jesse Greenberg
“This Takes Place Close By” is a new opera, written collaboratively by the music ensemble thingNY, exploring the fractured world that follows in the wake of a devastating storm. The audience enters the large, dark Knockdown Center, minimally set with rubbish and flickers of light. A soundscape of voices, instruments and electronics from twenty different sound sources imbues the space with a desolate mood. Listeners travel around the space experiencing different perspectives on the songs and stories of six characters as they cope with the sporadic destructiveness of nature.
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