Rave Reviews for ADDDDDDDDD

Date: July 31, 2010

Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe:  Review by Ellen Freeman click here

Boston’s Weekly Dig:  Review by Blsterner click here

June 21, 2010

Get it now! buy the ADDDDDDDDD Album

Date: July 31, 2010

thingNYfrontcoversmallFor 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.

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 jingles.

The album (co-produced by thingNY and Brendan James) opens with the both earnest and absurd prologue, “Stories by 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.

PRAISE FOR THINGNY
“As avant-garde as anything I’ve seen recently” -Kyle Gann

“…truly a thing of great beauty and wonder… thank god there are groups like thingNY (or maybe you’re the only one).” -Art Jarvinen

The New Yorker’s Alex Ross listed thingNY as part of the city’s burgeoning avant-garde classical music scene “striking an attitude of resistance to mainstream culture.” Comprised of composer-performers from the NYC metro area, thingNY revels in creating and performing unrelenting experimental new works with passion and enthusiasm, oscillating between the “sweeter sounds” and the “punishingly loud.” Since its first performance in October 2006, thingNY has produced four seasons of experimental music including a radio play by Beckett, a collaboratively-created opera and over a hundred premieres.

To purchase the album, visit:
www.thingNY.com

www.thingNY.com/opera

We are all ADDDDDDDDD!

July 5, 2010

thingNY performance & discussion – Valley Falls, NY

Date: June 20, 2010
Time: 3:00 pm

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.

Sun. Jun. 20, 2010
3:00pm
Re: Soundings @ Brick Elephant
12 Emily St.
Valley Falls, NY
Curated by Mary Jane Leach.
Followed by a discussion

April 22, 2010

thingNY brings ADDDDDDDDD to Boston

Date: June 19, 2010
Time: 8:00 pm

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.

Sat. Jun. 19, 2010
8:00pm
Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA

April 22, 2010

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
Littlefield
322 Degraw St.
Brooklyn, NY
+guest artists Lapis Lazuli and others

visit: www.thingNY.com/opera

January 10, 2010