i am very excited to help out with my first opera this week. however, i am guessing this will be my last that is categorized as a “post-christian nihilist pop” opera!
details below and check out the duo behind the work’s seductive preview performance for “live at TONY HERE.
Matt Marks’ Opera The Little Death: Vol. 1
July 8-17th, 2010. 8PM.
@ Incubator Arts Project at St. Mark’s Church (131 East 10th Street)
Ticketing info: General $18/Student $14.
In Little Death, NYC-based composer/performer Matt Marks tells the tale of two lovesick Christian teenagers, Boy (performed by Marks) and Girl (performed by versatile vocalist Mellissa Hughes), to a magnetic mix of 1970s gospel, frenetic electro-pop, and classic hip-hop beat. As the two characters explore their Fundamentalist Evangelism in an attempt to keep their relationship pure in the eyes of the Lord, a tale unfolds that is both inviting and unsettling to a score of hypnotic lyrics, catchy hooks and bouncy breakbeats. Marks is a founding member of Alarm Will Sound and known for his recent performance and arrangement of the Dirty Projectors’ live realization of The Getty Address. It will be directed by Rafael Gallegos.