Opus Concert Series presents: Black Angels


Opus 1: Black Angels

House of Yes & Ensemble LPR invites you to experience ‘Black Angels’ featuring electric string quartet, harp, clarinet and percussion paired with film, visuals and theatrics.

House of Yes' new immersive classical concert series, Opus Concert Series, breathes new life into George Crumb's 'Black Angels' composition as the centering work performed by Ensemble LPR. Black Angels draws from an arsenal of sounds including shouting, chanting, whistling, whispering, gongs, maracas, and crystal glasses. The composition takes the spectator on a haunting and mesmerizing voyage of the soul from Departure (fall from grace), Absence (spiritual annihilation) to Return (redemption), accompanied with film noir projections by Chnnls of Little Cinema.

Paired on the program chants of Hildegard von Bingen (Fauvis Distillans) channeled by vocalist Daisy Press, and electro-acoustic art songs by Ricardo Romaneiro (Nocturnal Suite) with words and vocals by Hannah Sumner featuring visuals by Christian Hannon. Closing the concert is a collaboration between composer Ricardo Romaneiro and sound engineer Leo Leite called 12 Volt Ghost featuring vocal angelic soundscapes to powerful syncopated rhythms and dissonant harmonies orchestrated for full ensemble. Special theatrical and aerial performances throughout the night by House of YES.

Prelude by Max Alper Special guest Katya Lee

Curated by Ricardo Romaneiro

:::: Performance Program :::::
George Crumb: Black Angels
Hildegard Von Bingen: Chants for Saint Ursula (feat. Daisy Press)
Ricardo Romaneiro: Nocturnal Suite (feat. Hannah Sumner)
Vasko Dukovski: Fall of Light
Ricardo Romaneiro & Leo Leite: 12 Volt Ghost
Katya Lee & Ricardo Romaneiro: Arrival

::::: Featuring :::::
Ensemble LPR
Hildegard von Bingen
Daisy Press
Ricardo Romaneiro
Hannah Sumner
Leo Leite
Vasko Dukovski
David Zisa
Christian Hannon
Max Alper
House of YES

Doors at 7 | Show at 8


::::: House of YES :::::
House of Yes opened its third iteration in Bushwick at the beginning of 2016 and is home to circus spectacles, immersive cinema, burlesque and cabaret shows, aerial extravaganzas, and more, all with superior sound and exemplary service. Each night is specially curated to create an immersive experience with music, theatrics, and performances to titillate the senses and expand your mind, unlike any other venue in Brooklyn right now.

::::: Chnnls / Little Cinema :::::
Little Cinema is an immersive film series founded by audio visual artist CHNNLS (Jay Rinsky) with the support and partnership of House of Yes. Little Cinema is dedicated to using cinema as raw creative material to incorporate and blend live performance into it in new creative ways.

::::: Ensemble LPR :::::
Ensemble LPR, an elite assemblage of New York-based concert musicians, personifies (Le) Poisson Rouge’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence. The group performs a wide spectrum of music, from works by leading living composers to compelling interpretations of the standard repertoire, and collaborates with distinguished artists from both classical and non-classical backgrounds—Timo Andres, Simone Dinnerstein, David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Daniel Hope, Taka Kigawa, Jennifer Koh, Mica Levi (Micachu & The Shapes), John Lurie, Ursula Oppens, Max Richter, André de Ridder, Christopher Rountree, and Fred Sherry, to name a few.


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