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"It’s All True" by Object Collection


  • Stateside at The Paramount 719 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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Co-Lab Projects, Sean Ripple, and Vault Fine Art Services present:
It’s All True by Object Collection

Stateside at The Paramount, 719 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Friday, May 18th, 8 PM // Saturday, May 19th, 8 PM // Sunday, May 20th, 5 PM
Doors open one hour before showtime

^ To purchase presale tickets and select your seats click the performance date above ^

It’s All True is an opera-in-suspension based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi. Grounded upon the DC post-hardcore outfit’s 1987-2002 Live Archive series, the work 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 100 minutes for 4 voices/performers, 4 electric guitars/basses and 2 drummers. It’s All True is overloaded, maddening, mundane, properly funny, and a radical incitement to action.

Watch the promotional video on Vimeo
Listen to the album Here
Read about the performance in The WirePitchforkSpinThe GuardianNoisey/ViceAV ClubFact, and Bandcamp Daily

Written/Directed by Kara Feely
Composed by Travis Just
Scenography by Peter Ksander
Stage Managed by Liz Nielsen
Voice and Performance by Catrin-Lloyd Bollard, Avi Glickstein, Daniel Allen Nelson and Deborah Wallace
Drums by Shayna Dunkelman and Clara Warnaar
Electric Guitar and Bass by Dither: Taylor Levine, James Moore and Brendan Randall-Myers

Object Collection was founded in 2004 by writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just. Based in Brooklyn, the group operates within the intersecting practices of performance, experimental music and theater. We are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects, and processes. We work to give audiences unconventional viewing experiences through our merging of theatricality and pedestrian activity. Our works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. We value accumulation above cohesion. www.objectcollection.us

This project is produced in proud partnership with Vault Fine Art Services, Stateside at the Paramount, and Fusebox Festival. Artist accommodations sponsored in part by Native Experiential Hostels.

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Photos by Henrik Beck