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“Ipsa Dixit” – NYC Premiere

Date, location, and tickets

Saturday, February 4, 2017
at 7:30 PM

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002

$12—20



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Event Information

The Wet Ink Ensemble is please to present the staged premiere of IPSA DIXIT, an evening-length work of theatrical chamber music by award-winning composer/performer Kate Soper, rooted in six years of collaboration among the musicians of New York City’s most daring new music ensemble and helmed by rising opera director Ashley Tata. IPSA DIXIT premieres December 9th at the state-of-the-art Experimental Media and Performance Arts Center in Troy, NY, followed by a two night only New York premiere co-presented by Dixon Place, February 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm.

Ipse dixit /Ip-suh dik-sit/: noun (Latin). Literally “he, himself, said it.” An unproven yet dogmatic statement which the speaker expects the listener to accept as valid without proof beyond the speaker’s assumed expertise. Ipsa dixit: “she, herself, said it . . .dzThe Wet Ink Ensemble is please to present the staged premiere of IPSA DIXIT, an evening-length work of theatrical chamber music by award-winning composer/performer Kate Soper, rooted in six years of collaboration among the musicians of New York City’s most daring new music ensemble and helmed by rising opera director Ashley Tata. IPSA DIXIT premieres December 9th at the state-of-the-art Experimental Media and Performance Arts Center in Troy, NY, followed by a two night only New York premiere co-presented by Dixon Place, February 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm.

IPSA DIXIT is directed by Ashley Tata with lights by Anshuman Bhatia and projection design by Brad Peterson.

IPSA DIXIT features Wet Ink ensemble members Kate Soper (voice), Erin Lesser (flutes), Ian Antonio (percussion), and Josh Modney (violin).

Program (running time approximately 80 minutes):

I.Poetics (text by Aristotle, abr. Soper, and Sophocles)
II.Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say (text by Lydia Davis) 
III.Rhetoric (text by Aristotle, abr. Soper) 
IV.The Crito (text by Robert Duncan and Plato, abr. Soper) 
V.Metaphysics (text by Aristotle, abr. Soper) 
VI.Cipher (text by Jenny Holzer, Wittgenstein, Bembo, Freud, Drayton, d’Arrezo, and Teasdale)


This event is supported by a grant from New Music USA.