• Knockdown Center (map)
  • 52-19 Flushing Ave
  • Maspeth, NY, 11378
  • United States

“This Takes Place Close By” is a new opera, written collaboratively by the music ensemble thingNY, exploring the fractured world that follows in the wake of a devastating storm. The audience enters the large, dark Knockdown Center, minimally set with rubbish and flickers of light. A soundscape of voices, instruments and electronics from twenty different sound sources imbues the space with a desolate mood. Listeners travel around the space experiencing different perspectives on the songs and stories of six characters as they cope with the sporadic destructiveness of nature.

Starting Thursday, September 24th at 9pm
Through Sunday, September 27th at 8pm

Created and performed by Jeffrey Young, Dave Ruder, Erin Rogers, Paul Pinto, Andrew Livingston and Gelsey Bell

Directed by Ashley Kelly Tata

Sound by Daniel Neumann