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Sat. Jan 27 | all ages
Object Collection – It’s All True (an opera based on the Live Archives of Fugazi)
SHOW
8:00 pm
DOORS
7:00 pm
$20 | Advance
$20 | Day of show

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It’s All True ​is​ ​an​ ​opera-in-suspension​ ​from​ ​New​ ​York​ ​ensemble​ ​Object​ ​Collection​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​complete​ ​live​ ​archives​ ​of​ ​iconic underground​ ​band​ ​Fugazi.

Grounded​ ​upon​ ​the​ ​Live​ ​Archive​ ​series​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Washington​ ​DC​ ​outfit,​ ​composer​ ​Travis​ ​Just​ ​and​ ​writer/director​ ​Kara​ ​Feely’s​ ​work​ ​uses only​ ​the​ ​incidental​ ​music,​ ​text​ ​and​ ​sounds,​ ​none​ ​of​ ​Fugazi’s​ ​actual​ ​songs.​ ​An​ ​obsessive​ ​leap​ ​into​ ​1500​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​gig​ ​detritus​ ​spanning shows​ ​from​ ​1987​ ​to​ ​2002,​ ​and​ ​encompassing​ ​random​ ​feedback,​ ​aimless​ ​drum​ ​noodling,​ ​pre-show​ ​activist​ ​speeches,​ ​audience hecklers,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​police​ ​breaking​ ​up​ ​gigs.​ ​All​ ​of​ ​this​ ​material​ ​is​ ​the​ ​foundation​ ​of​ ​an​ ​ear-body-and-mind-flossing​ ​100​ ​minutes​ ​for​ ​4 voices/performers,​ ​4​ ​electric​ ​guitars/basses​ ​and​ ​2​ ​percussionists.
Fugazi’s​ ​Guy​ ​Picciotto​ ​comments:​ ​“All​ ​of​ ​us​ ​were​ ​both​ ​blown​ ​away​ ​and​ ​disoriented​ ​by​ ​the​ ​work​ ​–​ ​it​ ​was​ ​well​ ​beyond​ ​anything​ ​we​ ​had anticipated​ ​when​ ​agreeing​ ​to​ ​Travis’​ ​early​ ​request.​ ​While​ ​this​ ​project​ ​was​ ​in​ ​no​ ​way​ ​an​ ​active​ ​collaboration,​ ​we​ ​feel​ ​moved​ ​by​ ​Object Collection’s​ ​engagement​ ​with​ ​our​ ​archive​ ​material​ ​and​ ​salute​ ​everyone​ ​involved​ ​for​ ​their​ ​hard​ ​work​ ​and​ ​patience​ ​and​ ​for​ ​wrestling​ ​with such​ ​integrity​ ​with​ ​our​ ​sounds​ ​and​ ​words.”​ ​The​ ​Huffington​ ​Post​ ​has​ ​called​ ​the​ ​opera​ ​“compelling,​ ​disturbing​ ​and​ ​shockingly​ ​beautiful”.

It’s All True is​ ​overloaded,​ ​maddening,​ ​mundane,​ ​properly​ ​funny,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​radical​ ​incitement​ ​to​ ​action.​ ​Half​ ​of​ ​this​ ​delectably​ ​bruising megalith​ ​is​ ​collected​ ​here​ ​for​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​and​ ​on​ ​the​ ​accompanying​ ​​Prisons

For Profit EP​ ​[SLP041],​ ​which​ ​together​ ​form​ ​Object Collection’s​ ​debut​ ​outings​ ​on​ ​Slip.​ ​The​ ​label​ ​itself​ ​came​ ​to​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​people’s​ ​attention​ ​last​ ​year​ ​with​ ​the​ ​release​ ​of​ ​Mica​ ​Levi​ ​and​ ​Oliver Coates​ ​stunning​ ​​Remain Calm collaboration,​ ​a​ ​track​ ​from​ ​which​ ​was​ ​recently​ ​picked​ ​by​ ​the​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Times​ ​in​ ​it’s​ ​article​ ​​25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going.

It’s All True was​ ​commissioned​ ​by​ ​and​ ​premiered​ ​at​ ​2016’s​ ​Borealis​ ​Festival​ ​in​ ​Bergen,​ ​Norway.​ ​The​ ​album​ ​is​ ​available​ ​on​ ​12”​ ​vinyl and​ ​CD​ ​with​ ​artwork​ ​​featuring​ ​Henrik​ ​Beck’s​ ​beautiful​ ​photography​ ​of​ ​the​ ​original​ ​stage​ ​production​.​ ​Vinyl​ ​comes​ ​with​ ​a​ ​foldout doublesided​ ​A2​ ​newspaper​ ​print​ ​featuring​ ​both​ ​performance​ ​text​ ​and​ ​liner​ ​notes,​ ​replicated​ ​in​ ​the​ ​CD​ ​edition​ ​as​ ​a​ ​20​ ​page​ ​booklet. Mastered​ ​and​ ​cut​ ​by​ ​by​ ​Josh​ ​Bonati.

Object​ ​Collection​ ​was​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​2004​ ​by​ ​writer/director​ ​Kara​ ​Feely​ ​and​ ​composer/musician​ ​Travis​ ​Just.​ ​Based​ ​in​ ​Brooklyn,​ ​the​ ​group operates​ ​within​ ​the​ ​intersecting​ ​practices​ ​of​ ​performance,​ ​experimental​ ​music​ ​and​ ​theater.​ ​They​ ​are​ ​concerned​ ​with​ ​simultaneity, complexity,​ ​and​ ​radicality,​ ​combining​ ​dense​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​text,​ ​notation,​ ​objects​ ​and​ ​processes.​ ​They​ ​work​ ​to​ ​give​ ​audiences unconventional​ ​viewing​ ​experiences​ ​through​ ​our​ ​merging​ ​of​ ​theatricality​ ​and​ ​pedestrian​ ​activity.​ ​Their​ ​works​ ​upset​ ​habitual​ ​notions​ ​of time,​ ​pace,​ ​progression​ ​and​ ​virtuosity.​ ​They​ ​value​ ​accumulation​ ​above​ ​cohesion.

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