As per the last statement on this blog, we’ll be taking part in the second performance of Robert Ashley’s Crash, which is gonna be at Roulette at April (you can get your tickets already over there). We’re all especially excited to get to do this one again. If you missed it the first go round, it’s a totally fresh work in Bob’s oeuvre, it’s just six voices (the five of us plus Amirtha Kidambi). It’s three different vocal styles telling three different kinds of stories – one musing on things like neighbors, one giving a one minute story from each of Bob’s (nearly) 84 years, and one remembering a time when he was so overcome that he passed out. Really, don’t miss this. Just come see it, that’s all there is to it.
In the mean time, you can see us at Roulette a lot between now and then! Dave got a Jerome commission from Roulette and he will be presenting a big new piece called The Gentleman Rests there on March 3rd. It features Paul & Brian! Later, Paul, Gelsey, & Dave are performing as part of thingNY at the New Music Bake Sale at Roulette on March 15th. A few days later, on the 18th, Gelsey is doing a show with vocalist Odeya Nini at Roulette. And on April 1st, Gelsey’s Rolodex is part of Experiments in Opera’s Story Binge (Paul & Dave will be performing in that as well!). So we’re gonna be at 509 Atlantic Ave a lot in the next two months and we hope to see you there! Also shout out to Paul’s piece at HERE Arts in early March.