ADDDDDDDDD: the opera – NYC performance & album release party

Date: June 15, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm

For four years, new music ensemble thingNY has fused fluxus-esque experimentation with theatrically-charged chamber music. For its first album, this “creative new music cabal” [Time Out New York] has chosen to release a comic book + CD package of their experimental opera, ADDDDDDDDD. Join them for their New York production of the opera, followed by an album release party at Littlefield on Tues, June 15.

With influences from Robert Ashley, Berg, Boulez, Braxton and Bjork, thingNY’s collaboratively composed ADDDDDDDDD is an opera exploring the sweet sounds of excess. In a poetically verbose blend of noise, song, and spoken word, the five composer/performers highlight the everyday excesses of our lives as told through chants, rants, and advertising. The album (co-produced by thingNY and Brendan
O’Brien) opens with the both earnest and absurd prologue, “Interesting Stories from Interesting People” but quickly becomes a montage of numbers, appointments, peeves, dreams and commercial interruptions in five-part harmony. The
accompanying comic book libretto features artwork from various artists and musicians, including some of the band.

New York Performance and Album Release Party
Tue. June 15, 2010
Doors 7:00pm
322 Degraw St.
Brooklyn, NY
+guest artists Lapis Lazuli and others


Posted on January 10, 2010 by erin

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