We’ve been talking around it for a few months now, but we’re proud to officially announce that we’ll be in residence this August at Mt Tremper Arts, an amazing spot in the Catskills for presenting and developing new work. We’re fortunate to have two weeks to work on two big projects, one brand new and other other an old favorite. This work will produce two performances, here’s the info:
Saturday, August 10th, 2013, 8pm @ Mt Tremper Arts, Art Jarvinen’s Adult Party Games from the Leisure Planet
This is a wonderful set of conceptual pieces from over a thirty year time span, ranging from broadly comical to simple, specific, and meditative. Our task is double: finding ways to realize these pieces which were conceived of by their composer as being impossible to perform and putting together a throughline to link all the pieces together. You can get a feel for some of this material by watching Jarvinen’s Eskimo Piece as performed by thingNY a few years back.
Saturday, August 17th, 2013, 11am to 11:30pm, various locations
Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives (Catskills)
A new realization of this classic along the lines of what we did in 2011 in Brooklyn & Manhattan. Of course we’ll be tailoring our arrangements for the spaces we’ll be performing in and we’ll have some stellar guest stars like we did last time. Come up and watch our big city transposition re-transposed to small towns.
If you’re in NYC and are interested in coming up to either of these shows, let us know, we can put you in touch with the Mt Tremper folks. In the mean time, we’ve got a lot of work to do and will be keeping you updated on these projects!