The Tank Presents Proteus 5/21

The Tank presents "PROTEUS" Friday, May 21, 2010; 10:00pm - $10 at The Tank at 354 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. Take the A, C, E, to 42nd Street; 1, 2, 3, S, 7 to Time Square.

PROTEUS, by composer Guy Barash, is a musical rendition of author Nick Flynn's selected texts and excerpts from his newly released book, The Ticking Is The Bomb. This is an experimental music work incorporating multiple singers, a rock band, clarinet, violin, percussion and interactive electronics.

Text: Nick Flynn
Music: Guy Barash

In Greek mythology, Proteus is an early sea-god. He can foretell the future, but will change his shape to avoid having to; he will answer only to someone who is capable of capturing him. In this project, PROTEUS' monologue plays the role of the narrator. The Seven Testimonies for male voice, rock band and interactive electronics are the Greek chorus. They are based on fragments from testimonies of Iraqi detainees. Imagination for female voice and percussion explores the central theme of the work. TalkBack I for clarinet and computer, Synctax for female voice, percussion, and computer, and Talkback II for violin and computer serve as instrumental interludes.
The Work depicts moments of inhumanity.

Featuring:
Andrew Struck-Marcell (voice), Carol Minor (keyboard), Christopher Bush (clarinet), Joey Wilgenbusch (voice), Alex Kurland (drums), Jent LaPalm (bass), Emilio Tostado (guitar), Erin Heisel (voice), Kae Reed (percussion), Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry (violin), Guy Barash (computer).

YouTube:
http://www.guybarash.com
http://www.myspace.com/proteusensemble

More on Nick Flynn at:
http://www.nickflynn.org

About The Tank
Founded in 2003, The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.

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