Immaculate Conception | January 22 | Mise-en_PLACE (Brooklyn)

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For Ensemble Mise-en’s ACOUSTIC+ #8, No Collective is presenting the world premiere of IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, a play of revelational music in two halves, six acts, and one intermission, which intends to reverse causalities (remove all stains) through the miraculous workings of uncanny resemblances, or at least give a fleeting impression thereof. Through three rehearsals each, No Collective and ensemble mise-en, both comprised of exactly the same instrumentation (flute, violin, piano, bass clarinet, contrabass, trombone, and conductor) and gender/race distribution, worked to become precise doppelgangers of each other without ever actually meeting one another. In the process, each group derived its own music through imitated gestures and (re-)imagined sounds of the other. The effect of doubling (between a type and an antitype, so to speak) further proliferates at the concert, where the three-times-two rehearsals are unfolded in the three-times-two acts, the first half enfolded in the second, and each act is explained by the next while containing the one before. The resulting sequence stages performative faith to something that never existed, something that appears as foreshadowing the events but only in retrospect. The hope is for such perturbation of causes to save us all from our original sins (which is of course that of conceiving and being conceived), not through expiation, but through some sleight of hand. To see is to believe, to hear is to doubt, to concert is to bind.

Composed and Performed by
A) Ensemble Mise-en as No Collective:
Maria Johnson as Lindsey Drury (flute)
Sabina Torosjan as Siv Lie (violin)
Yumi Suehiro as Masami Tomihisa (piano)
Evan Runyon as Matthew Gantt (contrabass)
Mark Broschinsky as Brian McCorkle (trombone)
Carlos Cordeiro as Davindar Singh (bass clarinet)
Moon Young Ha as You Nakai (conductor)
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B) No Collective as Ensemble Mise-en:
Lindsey Drury as Maria Johnson (flute)
Siv Lie as Sabina Torosjan (violin)
Masami Tomihisa as Yumi Suehiro (piano)
Matthew Gantt as Evan Runyon (contrabass)
Brian McCorkle as Mark Broschinsky (trombone)
Davindar Singh as Carlos Cordeiro (bass clarinet)
You Nakai as Moon Young Ha (conductor)

January 22, 2016 | 8pm
MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick
678 Hart St #1B
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink. Space is extremely limited (probably around 20 people max) so if you are worried, please reserve your place by contacting: ai@nocollective.com