MATA Festival – RESPONSIBLE PARTIES II: composer/performers today

Thursday, April 19, 2012. 7:30 pm

The second evening of the Festival is a stunning collection of composer/performers and is highlighted by two works that deal with large-scale installations as sculptural elements and massive hand-constructed instruments: Cecilia Lopez’s Mechanical Music for Sheet Metal and Eli Kezler’s Cold Pin, using a monumental collection of piano mechanisms taken apart and re-organized as a motorized, whirring, machine – in both cases, live musicians resonate and play against these giant structures. Matt Marks presents a sneak preview of his new pop opera on love and religion in America, The Little Death: Vol. 2, with Mellissa Hughes; and Kate Soper presents her gripping ten-minute microdrama, Only the words themselves mean what they say. Jacob Cooper presents the second installation of his newly-created video work, Triptych: II. Black or White.

Jacob Cooper, Triptych: II. Black or White
Cecilia Lopez, Mechanical Music for Sheet Metal
Kate Soper, Only the words themselves mean what they say
Lesley Flanigan, from AMPLIFICATIONS
Matt Marks, sneak preview of The Little Death: Vol. 2 with Mellissa Hughes
Eli Keszler, Cold Pin with loadbang

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Priority Seating $25 (Front rows of the house and balcony, all other seating is General Admission)
General Admission $20
Students and MATA Alumni $15 (General Admission Only)

$100 (MATA Festival Pass includes VIP seating at all three nights of the festival at Roulette and a pass to the off-site Opening Night Salon at the Paula Cooper Gallery located at 534 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011)