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You Against Nature + Your People Saying Hello

Joseph White,ThingNY, + Aaron Siegel

March 19

$15 – $25

The Brick presents
You Against Nature + Your People Saying Hello
by Joseph White, ThingNY, + Aaron Siegel
March 19, 2023
8pm
sliding scale $15-25

Joseph White‘s opera, You Against Nature, ingeniously brought to life by ThingNY, is a potpourri of song, text, visual candy, and sonic froth based on 19th century decadent novel, “Against Nature.” Your People Saying Hello is the solo project of composer/percussionist Aaron Siegel. Equal parts storytelling, poetry reading and sonic ritual, Your People performances feature synths, spoken texts, songs, and percussion.

You Against Nature:
Joseph White – Composer
Gelsey Bell – Vocals, Keyboard
Andrew Livingston – Cello
Paul Pinto – Vocals, Percussion
Erin Rogers – Saxophones
Dave Ruder – Laptop, Narration

Your People Saying Hello:
Aaron Siegel – Composer, Percussion, Voice, Synthesizers

You Against Nature is a new opera by Joseph White, commissioned by ThingNY. Blending elements of monologue, Webernian pointillism, karaoke, and electronic klangfarbenmelodie, You Against Nature offers a maximalist sound world with a lean, stripped-down ensemble of merrymakers. Based on Joris-Karl Huysmans‘ remarkable, and remarkably-decadent 19th century novel, “”Against Nature,”” You Against Nature explores timely themes of isolation, decadence, hedonism, and the limits of self-sufficiency.

Your People is the solo project of composer/percussionist Aaron Siegel. Equal parts storytelling, poetry reading and sonic ritual, Your People performances feature synths, spoken texts, songs, and percussion. Call Me Your People was released on Lockstep Records in 2015 and featured meditations on mortality and loss, and this next iteration of the project, Your People Saying Hello, contains Siegel’s thoughts on the nature of personal evolution and environmental disaster.”

find them: joewhitenoise.com, aaronsiegel.net, thingny.com

You Against Nature is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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Details

Date:
March 19
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $25
Website:
https://ci.ovationtix.com/122/production/1149244

Venue

Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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