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ICE at Mostly Mozart | The Force of Things

  • Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center 29 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 8:30 pm

Ashley Fure and Adam Fure: The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects (2016)

If an ice mass breaks off a glacier and crashes into the ocean and there is no human around to see it, is it still dramatic? In Ashley Fure’s immersive music-theater piece, created with her architect brother Adam Fure and the International Contemporary Ensemble, drama is reframed to exist separate from human emotions like envy, revenge, and love. Under a dense canopy of objects and materials, tones are “made tactile, objects made audible, noise made beautiful” (New York Times). Twenty-four subwoofers create a subsonic sense of ecological anxiety, time is stretched beyond human comprehension, and seven live performers circulate within the installation acting as wordless harbingers of a new consciousness not limited to the living.

International Contemporary Ensemble
Ashley Fure, composer
Adam Fure, architect
Lucy Dhegrae and Lisa E. Harris, voice
Ross Karre, production designer
Nick Houfek, lighting
Levy Lorenzo, sound

photo by Marina Levitskaya for Peak Performances at Montclair State University