Video: Object Collection
Music: Object Collection - 'What's the Problem' from 'It's All True' [SLP040] + 'Prison's For Profit' [SLP041]
"The past and present telescoped and collapsed in some freaky dialectic" - Guy Picciotto, Fugazi
"I hope this is the future" - Robert Ashley
© Slip 2017
'It's All True' is an opera-in-suspension from New York ensemble Object Collection based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi.
Grounded upon the DC post-hardcore outfit's 1987-2002 Live Archive series, composer Travis Just and writer/director Kara Feely's 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.
Half of this delectably bruising megalith is collected here for the first time and on the accompanying 'Prisons For Profit' [SLP041] - Object Collection's debut outings on Slip.
'It’s All True' was commissioned by and premiered at 2016’s Borealis Festival, Bergen.
'It’s All True' [SLP040] is available on 12” vinyl or CD from October 2017. 'Prisons For Profit' [SLP041] is available on 7” red vinyl from September 2017. Both releases feature artwork photography from Henrik Beck, plus fold-out double-sided inserts including performance text and score extracts by Object Collection, and additional liner notes by Guy Picciotto (Fugazi). Mixed by Travis Just and Philip White. Mastered and cut by Josh Bonati.
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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. They are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects and processes. They work to give audiences unconventional viewing experiences through our merging of theatricality and pedestrian activity. Their works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. They value accumulation above cohesion.
Voice/Performers: Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, Avi Glickstein, Daniel Allen Nelson, Deborah Wallace
Electric Guitars/Basses: (Dither Guitar Quartet) Taylor Levine, Josh Lopes, James Moore, Brendon Randall-Myers
Drums: Shayna Dunkelman, Owen Weaver