ADDDDDDDDD (the opera) hits the Tank

Date: June 20, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm

Saturday June 20, 2009 – 7pm
The Tank – 354 W 45th Street

$10 advance/ $15 at the door

A D D D D D D D D D

a 9Ds opera by thingNY

Written and performed by Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Jeffrey Young

Focus. The composers of thingNY will tell you stories, sing you songs, scream in your face, try to sell you stuff and rant recklessly to themselves, filling your ears with the sweet sweet sounds of excess. This new experimental opera by NYC’s freshest avant-garde band highlights the everyday excesses of our lives (workaholism, the thrill of consumption, the joys of gluttony, the elation of libation) and turns them into a suite of attention-deficient songs, monologues and infomercials.

Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers and Jeffrey Young’s collaboration on this project began a year ago with the specific goal to create (and along the way, define) an opera together. The end result is a stream of poetically verbose scenes and songs (most in English, some in… well, Bizarre-Speak) and a musical score (for various instruments, electronics and toys) that is mentally engaging and heartfelt.

How do you tell if it’s bleeding?

Put gauze on it……..

……….gauze.”

May 1, 2009

thingNY @ Yippie Museum

Date: May 31, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm

As a miniature prelude to our upcoming opera, thingNY will be performing at the Yippie Museum (Bowery) on May 31st at 7pm. Featuring some of our highlights from the past season, we hope to impress you to the point where you decide it necessary to purchase tickets to our opera, ADDDDDDDDD on June 20th. Do hope you can join us! (tickets $5 at the door)

May 8, 2009

thingNY fundraiser, please join us!

Date: May 26, 2009

Please join us May 26th from 5:30 to 9:00pm, as thingNY celebrates the completion of its 501c3 process. This event is a fundraiser.

Where: Mezzo Mezzo (upstairs)
3129 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY  11105
(take the N/W line to Ditmars Blvd, walk 2 blocks East)

When: Tuesday, May 26th, 5:30-9:00pm

May 1, 2009

RAM and Lost Dog PAINT THE TOWN

Date: April 25, 2009
Time: 8:00 pm

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Random Access Music teams up with the Lost Dog Ensemble to present an evening of momentous new works by David Fetherolf, Jonathan Pieslak, Erin Rogers, Manly Romero and Allen Schulz, featuring guest artists Tadd and Erica Sipes, and a special presentation of Eco di un tempo perduto (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf) by Italian composer, Massimo Lauricella, winner of the 2009, RAM call for scores.

Tickets are $20 each ($15 for students/seniors) To order online, follow the link: (coming soon)

Hope to see you in the streets!

Saturday, April 25 at 8pm

University of the Streets
130 East 7th St (b/w 1st Ave and Avenue A), 2nd floor
East Village (SW corner of Tompkins Square Park)

subway directions:
L Train to 1st Avenue stop, walk south to 7th St, East to Avenue A
6 Train to Astor Place stop, walk East to Avenue A, South to 7th St
R/W Trains to 8th St (NYU) stop, walk East to Avenue A, South to 7th St
F/V Trains to 2nd Ave stop, walk North to 7th St, East to Avenue A

February 20, 2009

RAM featuring the Lost Dog Ensemble and Guests

Date: April 23, 2009
Time: 8:00 pm

Join the composers of Random Access Music, as they team up with the Lost Dog Ensemble to present an evening of momentous new works by David Fetherolf, Jonathan Pieslak, Erin Rogers, Manly Romero and Allen Schulz, featuring guest artists Tadd and Erica Sipes, and a special presentation of Eco di un tempo perduto (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf) by Italian composer, Massimo Lauricella, winner of the 2009, RAM call for scores.

Thurs, April 23rd at 8pm
Waltz Cafe, Astoria
23-14 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105

subway directions:
N/W train to Ditmars Blvd., walk West on Ditmars Blvd. toward 23rd St.

The Lost Dog players are:
Christine Perea, flute
Tom Piercy, clarinet
Miranda Cuckson, violin
Emily Brausa, cello
Laura Barger, piano

July 6, 2008