This Takes Place Close By

Thu Sep 24 2015

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Knockdown Center

52-19 Flushing Ave Maspeth, NY 11378

All Ages

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Infused with Robert Ashley’s vocalization and John Zorn’s postmodern practices, This Takes Place Close By takes over the 50,000 sq. ft. renovated factory of the Knockdown Center to create a hypnotizing live sonic landscape of voices, acoustic sounds and electronics surging through the space. The audience moves into five spare scenes to experience the songs and stories of six characters as they grapple with the inevitability of storms and feelings of empathy, guilt and grief. 
 
A woman crushed under a building, a bureaucrat from FEMA experiencing victimhood for the first time, a musician channeling his energy into a relief concert, and a shop owner insisting on rebuilding storm after storm.... In short vignettes, the opera captures ordinary people thrown out of their “comfort zone,” while addressing issues such as the voyeurism of storms, the anxiety of privilege, and the emotional distance humans tend to keep between themselves and disasters. Ultimately, This Takes Place Close By invites us to consider our own place in today’s fractured world.

It features direction by Ashley Tata, sound by Daniel Neumann, video design by Brad Peterson, lighting design by Travis McHale and set design by visual artist Jesse Greenberg.

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This Takes Place Close By

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    Since its inception in 2006, thingNY has been a driving force on the downtown music scene, combining the creative talents of six young composers/ performers displaying a wide spectrum of compositional styles and techniques – Gelsey Bell (vocals and synth), Andrew Livingston (vocals and bass), Paul Pinto (vocals and percussion), Erin Rogers (vocals and saxophone), Dave Ruder (vocals and clarinet) and Jeffrey Young (vocals and violin). This Takes Place Close By is their fourth collaboratively devised opera and was conceived in response to Sandy, Katrina and other urban, natural disasters.

thingNY's New Opera

This Takes Place Close By

Thu Sep 24 2015 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Knockdown Center Maspeth NY
This Takes Place Close By
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

All Ages

Infused with Robert Ashley’s vocalization and John Zorn’s postmodern practices, This Takes Place Close By takes over the 50,000 sq. ft. renovated factory of the Knockdown Center to create a hypnotizing live sonic landscape of voices, acoustic sounds and electronics surging through the space. The audience moves into five spare scenes to experience the songs and stories of six characters as they grapple with the inevitability of storms and feelings of empathy, guilt and grief. 
 
A woman crushed under a building, a bureaucrat from FEMA experiencing victimhood for the first time, a musician channeling his energy into a relief concert, and a shop owner insisting on rebuilding storm after storm.... In short vignettes, the opera captures ordinary people thrown out of their “comfort zone,” while addressing issues such as the voyeurism of storms, the anxiety of privilege, and the emotional distance humans tend to keep between themselves and disasters. Ultimately, This Takes Place Close By invites us to consider our own place in today’s fractured world.

It features direction by Ashley Tata, sound by Daniel Neumann, video design by Brad Peterson, lighting design by Travis McHale and set design by visual artist Jesse Greenberg.

thingNY

thingNY

Opera

Since its inception in 2006, thingNY has been a driving force on the downtown music scene, combining the creative talents of six young composers/ performers displaying a wide spectrum of compositional styles and techniques – Gelsey Bell (vocals and synth), Andrew Livingston (vocals and bass), Paul Pinto (vocals and percussion), Erin Rogers (vocals and saxophone), Dave Ruder (vocals and clarinet) and Jeffrey Young (vocals and violin). This Takes Place Close By is their fourth collaboratively devised opera and was conceived in response to Sandy, Katrina and other urban, natural disasters.