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November 14, 2011

As we in Varispeed continue our decompression from last week and think about where we’ll go from here, we want to make sure you know about our next definite step.  We mentioned this a while ago, but it’s buried somewhere back there, so here it goes again:

Varispeed @ Performers Forum

Sunday, December 4th, 2011, 3-5 PM

Exapno, 33 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY, 5th floor

(2/3/4/5 to Nevins St, Q/R to DeKalb, D/N to Atlantic, A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn)

We’ll be breaking down not only what we performed on the 6th but some of the thinking behind (and resulting from) what we undertook.  This is not a lecture, nor is it a straight performance, this is, among other things, a great chance to interrogate us about what we’re up to and contribute your own thoughts on Perfect Lives Manhattan, performing contemporary opera, site-specific performance, endurance in performance, or whatever seems apropos.  Since it’s a forum, it depends on who shows up as much as what our presentation is.  We’re definitely going to address how we each approached arranging the material of Perfect Lives, what the material even is in the first place, and how we came to our own various reading/singing styles.  Much more information on what Performers Forum is on their website.  (full disclosure: Dave is also one of the people who runs Performers Forum)

In other news, here’s two press things that we never linked to.  Enjoy them!  Furthermore, Brian & Dave got interviewed for Taiwanese press purposes, so look for us in your favorite Mandarin-language search engines in a few months!

And we can’t overstate how awesome That Morning Thing, featuring all five of us, is going to be next week at the Kitchen!  More Ashley opera!  How can you resist?

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