It has been a long time coming, but finally here we are: after first hitting Norway in 2016 and then two sold-out performances in London this September, our opera It’s All True is going to have its US premiere here in New York in February 2018. Three weeks of madness. 12 performances. We cannot wait.
It's All True is an experimental opera based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi. Grounded upon the DC post-hardcore group's 1987-2002 Live Archive series, It’s All True 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 work that is overloaded, maddening, mundane, properly funny, and a radical incitement to action.
It’s All True has gotten some great attention already:
- “One of the most confronting and exhilarating things I've seen.” – BBC Radio
- "ferocious in scope" – The Guardian
- “London won’t forget it in a hurry…pretty life-changing” – The Spectator (UK)
- “Object Collection kept their jaw-clenching aggro at full blast for over two hours - so polarising their audience that some walked out in protest. I loved it.” – The Wire
- “A disorienting, multi-sensory attack” – Frieze Magazine
The opera features 4 vocalist/live wires (Avi Glickstein, Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, Daniel Allen Nelson, Deborah Wallace), 4 electric guitars (the incomparable Dither Quartet: Taylor Levine, Josh Lopes, James Moore, Brendon Randall-Myers), 2 drummers (Shayna Dunkelman and Clara Warnaar) and is designed by Peter Ksander, stage managed by Liz Nielsen, sound design by Philip White. THESE great artists are the reason we are able to make this work. We are asking for your support for THESE fabulous people.
All donations will go directly to artist fees. For us, our collaborators and co-conspirators are Object Collection’s greatest asset. We don’t blow money on fancy tech-toys or unnecessary geegaws. We scrimp and save and stretch every production dollar to its breaking point. We learned to make our work in funky basements and weird backrooms with long histories and bad electrics. By far, most of the money we are able to pull together for our projects goes directly to the PEOPLE who work on these things, who give so much of themselves to realize these pieces.
Please consider donating. Check out the schwag (we think it is pretty cool). Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at the shows!
[PS- Object Collection is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. ALL donations are 100% tax-deductible.]
Risks and challenges
Object Collection has been in the business of making all-out, out-there experimental work in New York City since 2004. It’s All True is our 10th major performance project, and those who have seen our shows know how we and our collaborators pour every ounce of ourselves into the work. We love what we do, and we want to keep doing it as long as we possibly can.
But making experimental work has its financial challenges. As we all know, funding for the arts is scant, and experimental work that is aesthetically challenging, or asks difficult questions, has an even tougher time finding funding. We have managed to stay alive and kicking for these 10+ years largely due to the support from our fans and contributors like you. By contributing, you will be helping us to pay our collaborators the kind of fees they deserve. And when you see the sweat flying at the show, and find yourselves pinned to the back of the theater, you will know what we mean.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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