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Written and performed by Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Jeffrey Young
Focus. The composers of thingNY will tell you stories, sing you songs, scream in your face, try to sell you stuff and rant recklessly to themselves, filling your ears with the sweet sweet sounds of excess. This new experimental opera by NYC's freshest avant-garde band highlights the everyday excesses of our lives (workaholism, the thrill of consumption, the joys of gluttony, the elation of libation) and turns them into a suite of attention-deficient songs, monologues and infomercials.
Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers and Jeffrey Young's collaboration on this project began a year ago with the specific goal to create (and along the way, define) an opera together. The end result is a stream of poetically verbose scenes and songs (most in English, some in... well, Bizarre-Speak) and a musical score (for various instruments, electronics and toys) that is mentally engaging and heartfelt.
How do you tell if it's bleeding?
Put gauze on it........
T H I N G N Y
The New Yorker's Alex Ross called new music uber-group thingNY part of the city's burgeoning avant-garde classical music scene "striking an attitude of resistance to mainstream culture". This exciting new music collective, comprised of composers, instrumentalists and singers from the NYC metro area, revels in creating and performing unrelenting experimental new works with passion and enthusiasm, oscillating between the "sweeter sounds" and the "punishingly loud". Debuting in October 2006, at Jersey City's landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, thingNY has gone on to produce three seasons of experimental music including a radio play by Beckett, a collaborative opera and over two dozen premieres. More information at www.thingNY.com.
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