VisionIntoArt Presents FERUS Festival at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn (May 29–30)
Launched last year, VisionIntoArt’s annual FERUS Festival goes to Pioneer Works in Brooklyn on May 29 and 30, 2015. FERUS Festival is VIA’s designated incubation period for new projects to be presented in a workshop performance setting. Showcasing some of today’s most exciting creators of music and theatre, the 2015 FERUS Festival is a two-day extravaganza of new music, theatre, sound and visual worlds. VisionIntoArt is a multimedia production company that facilitates flamboyant, confounding, and enticing collaborations.
FERUS Festival 2015 – VisionIntoArt
Venue: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tickets: $15 each, or $30 for a 3-concert festival pass; (day of: $20 each or $40 for a 3-concert pass); available at http://pioneerworks.org/events; (718) 596-3001
Fri, May 29 at 7pm
An international evening of new sounds and improvisation featuring Modirzadeh’s Resonance IVI and Zubel’s Parlando
Artists: Hafez Modirzadeh (alto sax/composer) and Agata Zubel (voice/composer);
Leo Genovese (re-tuned piano), Cornelius Dufallo (violin) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)
Sat, May 30 at 3pm
(The Many Trespasses of) Invisible Men: music theater work in 10 episodes for 2 male singers & violinist.
Artists: Cornelius Dufallo (composer/violin) and Royce Vavrek (librettist)
juxtaposes modern perspectives with Schubert’s song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin.
Artists: Molly Joyce (composer), Patrick Jones (fortepiano/music director), Austin Regan (director), and Christopher Oscar Peña (librettist)
The Diana Vreeland Opera: workshop
Using variety of musical idioms and points of view, a beautiful lie hints at the spirit of a person who demanded that women abandon their pies and domestic chores for the vast expanse of Russia and the glittering metallics of the modernists.
Artists: Mikael Karlsson (composer) and Royce Vavrek (librettist)
Sat, May 30 at 5pm
Dreams & Nightmares
A fantastical staged vocal work the length of a long nap, made up of miniature musical dream episodes, each composed, curated, and staged by a different composer.
Ariande Greif (voice) and Caroline Park (sound design)
Legend of Sigh
Explores themes of birth, transformation and death through retelling of an old Azerbaijani folktale
Carmen Kordas (visuals), Gity Razaz (composer), and Inbal Segev (cello)
For more info about VIA and FERUS Festival, visit http://visionintoart.com/works/ferus-festival-2015/