COTFG and Fast Forward Austin are very excited to present three work-in-progress performances (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2) of “A Point on a Slow Curve”, a chamber operetta composed by Dana Lyn, featuring New York-based quintet Mother Octopus (Dana Lyn, violin; Clara Kennedy, cello; Mike McGinnis, clarinet; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums and Ty Citerman, guitar) and Austin-based singers Leah Hollingshead, Keely Rhodes, Adrienne Pedrotti and Page Stephens.
The performances take place at the Museum of Human Achievement, located in the complex in East Austin next to Canopy and SaTen Coffee & Eats.
“A Point on a Slow Curve” is inspired by the creation of visual artist Jay DeFeo’s most celebrated painting, “The Rose.” Her sole focus from 1958 to 1966, The Rose bloomed into a one-ton monument, a marriage of sculpture and paint. After the artist’s eviction from her SF apartment rendered DeFeo bereft and her painting homeless, The Rose was put in storage for 25 years, entombed and eventually forgotten. It was finally bought and restored by the Whitney Museum in 1995, six years after DeFeo’s death. POSC is being made possible by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation and COTFG.
Additional performers include:
Niemand on January 31st
Corps Multiple on February 1st
R.Lee Dockery on February 2nd