Experiments in Opera Family Reunion Benefit with Roddy Bottum & Nastie Band, Glasser, Brian Chase & Shelley Hirsch, Katiee, Nick Hallett & Daisy Press, Dan Friel, Jessica Pavone
Sunday · April 8, 2018
Doors: 3:30 pm / Show: 4:00 pmThe Bell House
Tickets at the Door
This event is 21 and over
This event is kid friendly from 4-6, and kids under 12 are allowed in free with parents. The event is strictly 21+ from 6 until the end.
4:00 Jessica Pavone
5:00 Dan Friel
6:00 Daisy Press & Nick Hallett
8:00 Brian Chase & Shelley Hirsch
10:00 Roddy Bottum & Nastie Band
Chase grew up in Long Island and attended Friends Academy in Locust Valley, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio.
Katie Eastburn was the singer/ songwriter & percussionist for the Los Angeles experimental pop trio Young People, active around the world with records on 5rc, Dimmak & Too Pure from 2002-2006. As a dancer & choreographer, Katie created work & toured with Janet Pants Dans Theeatre, released the Kill Rock Stars DVD Starter Set: New Dance & Music for the Camera, and choreographed & produced Watching Man Forever, a video in support of Oneida drummer Kid Millions' Man Forever project. She is a frequent collaborator and guest vocalist for composers Nick Hallett, Ray Sweeten, Jason Cady, and pop artist Nicholas Krgovich.
Personnel: Katie Eastburn (vox, keys, percussion), Jim McHugh (bass), Jeff Tobias (saxophone, synth), Jason Robira (drums), with drum machine programming by Ray Sweeten. Affiliations include Sunwatchers, Dark Meat, Arthur Doyle, Young People, Whispering Pines 10, and Plantains. KATIEE also performs solo.
At House of Yes, Daisy has been honored to collaborate with astoundingly talented aerialists, dancers, and cirucus performers in "Ketamine: The Musical," "The Xmas Spectacular," and countless other creations. In addition, Daisy is the High Priestess for "Voice Cult," a bi-monthly vocal workshop that is a mix of performance art, healing ritual, and joyful/irreverent singing in community.
His music has been presented in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Ecstatic Music Festival, Hayden Planetarium/AMNH, The Public Theater/Joe's Pub, Town Hall, Performa, The Kitchen, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, National Sawdust, and Le Poisson Rouge, among many others.
In 2017, he completed the composition of a trilogy of musical scores for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's Analogy cycle, which continues to tour. In 2016, Hallett's remixes of music by the choreographer John Bernd (1953-88) were integrated into Variations on Themes from Lost & Found, directed by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez. The work was recognized as Outstanding Revival at the 2017 New York Dance & Performance "Bessie" awards.
His first opera, co-authored with artist Shana Moulton, Whispering Pines 10, premiered at The Kitchen in April 2010 and has since been staged at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA, Carolina Performing Arts, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's TBA Festival, Cricoteka (Kraków), and The Warhol Museum, among others. Hallett and Moulton were awarded a Creative Capital grant to adapt the project for the Internet. His second opera, titled To Music, is currently in development.
Internationally, Hallett and his music have appeared at Transmediale / CTM Festival (Berlin), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Mutek Mexico City, and Singapore International Festival of Arts, among others.
In 2007, after organizing a performance of the Joshua Light Show at The Kitchen, Hallett began serving as Music Director to its founder, Joshua White. In 2004, Hallett and Zach Layton co-founded the Darmstadt series, which presents rarely-staged works from the experimental music canon.
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215