We are about to begin a three month work cycle with BROOKLYN REZOUND with the support of Exploring the Metropolis.
We are bringing in two new performers, editing our material and filling out the skeletal structure that we developed last fall.
We are still fundraising with a final deadline set for February 1st.
If we raise $70 every day we will reach our minimum goal! All funds will be used to cover our performers’ fees.
(further notes from our process)
In the Q&A session after our last performance at BRIC, Anaïs Maviel said that the choir allows her to work beyond herself and be involved in a greater energy than she could otherwise engage. The epic scale of the work we’ve laid out for ourselves in 2017 is as exhilarating as it is humbling. “Epic” form is a telling of history that identifies a people; integral to this classic form we work with the story of each performer—thus we’re situated in the contradiction of a “currently” created epic, as a collective vantage point for amity and clarity of action, particularly with regard to the difficulties involved in performing the greater good.
Here is an epic newsflash from NYC (from another era, and also from the libretto—
In1643, the Jesuit missionary Isaac Jogues reported that 18 languages (excluding Native American and West African languages) were spoken in the 20 year-old New Amsterdam.