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The Little Death: Vol. 1
Brooklyn, New York
Tuesday, 8 January 2019 - 8:30 PM
Presenter: Prototype Festival
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One night only tribute to Matt Marks
Featuring his music-theatre work, The Little Death: Vol. 1
January 8 @ 8:30PM

This show takes place at ROULETTE

509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Corner of Atlantic Ave and Third Ave

In May 2018 the contemporary music community of New York City lost one of its shining stars and most beloved members, composer Matt Marks. In 2017, PROTOTYPE premiered Matt’s opera (with librettist and director Paul Peers), Mata Hari, to great success. As we all wrestle with this seismic loss, PROTOTYPE pays tribute to Matt by showcasing his first music-theatre composition, The Little Death: Vol. 1, in which he performed the male lead originally.

The Little Death: Vol. 1 fuses bombastic electro-pop hooks, frenetically chopped break beats, hypnotic lyrics, and apocalyptic Christian imagery. Holding these disparate elements together is an unconventional narrative that follows two characters, Boy (Ted Hearne) and Girl (Mellissa Hughes), on a journey through the world of Fundamentalist Evangelism, as they cope with repressed sexuality in a modern world. The Little Death: Vol. 1 was one of Time Out NY’s Top Ten Classical albums of 2010 and “I Don’t Have Any Fun” was listed as one of Huffington Post’s Top Ten Alternative Art Songs of the Decade alongside works by Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, and Joanna Newsom.

Written & Composed by Matt Marks
Starring Mellissa Hughes and Ted Hearne
Directed by Paul Peers

Co-presented with Roulette

Net Proceeds will be donated to the Matt Marks Impact Fund of Alarm Will Sound
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