Object Collection at Cafe Oto


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New York ensemble Object Collection take on Fugazi's Live Archives, alongside ragged tangle Historically Fucked and poisonous pop team Yeah You. IT'S ALL TRUE '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 DC post-hardcore outfit's 1987-2002 Live Archive series, 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 - random feedback, aimless drum noodling, pre-show activist speeches, audience hecklers, police breaking up gigs - is the foundation of an ear-body-and-mind-flossing 100 minutes for 4 voices/performers, 4 electric guitars/basses and 2 drummers. It's All True is overloaded, maddening, mundane, properly funny, and a radical incitement to action. Performers: Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, Avi Glickstein, Daniel Allen Nelson, Deborah Wallace - voice/performance James Moore, Josh Lopes - electric guitar, bass Owen Weaver - drums Half of this delectably bruising megalith is collected on a pair of Slip releases, 7" and 12", arriving September and October 2017. Object Collection will be performing an unstaged set for 70 minutes on both nights. This will be the first UK airing of material from the opera. 'It's All True' was commissioned by and premiered at 2016's Borealis Festival, Bergen and will be performed in full from Feb 2nd - 25th 2018, at LaMaMa, New York City.

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Cafe OTO

E8 3DL
+44 (0)20 7923 1231
Public transport:
Dalston Kingland, National Railway

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