690 wishes in concert
690 wishes in concert" is an evening of song rooted in a developing project by the musical group The Hawtplates (in this iteration, Justin Hicks and Jade Hicks) with co-creator and director Charlotte Brathwaite. The project features a cycle of vocal meditations on ownership and the American dream set in a single house under numerous households, inspired by Toni Morrisons novel Home, and the experimental writing of French author Georges Perec. The music speaks with voices from a myriad of lifetimes in an urban dwelling a fragmented libretto of ancient songs,shifting murmurs, calls, shouts, stomps and whispers. Studies of characters from childrens stories like Goldilocks and the Three Bears and an episode of The Twilight Zone unpack the subtle radicalized under-breath utterances of a community in flux the inherited language and layered vocabularies of gentrification and conversations on progress.
Created and composed by The Hawtplates (Justin Hicks, Jade Hicks, Kenita Miller)
Co-created with and directed by Charlotte Brathwaite
Performed by The Hawtplates (Justin Hicks, Jade Hicks)
Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 8 pm
Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8 pm
Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 pm
505 1/2 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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