Jeanine Oleson, still from The Rocky Horror Opera Show, 2014, 49:13 mins, two-channel video installation based on an performance event at the New Museum on March 7, 2014.
Jeanine Oleson, Hear, Here, experimental opera at New Museum, NY, June 13-14, 2014.
Writer/Director: Jeanine Oleson; Composers: Rainy Orteca and Kelly Pratt (aurihorn solos); Performers: Beth Griffith, David Gould, Lisa Reynolds, Sister, Diwa Tamrong, Tony Torn and nyx zierhut; Musicians: Rainy Orteca, Kelly Pratt and John Michael Swartz; Costumes: Kim Charles Kay; Lighting Design: Derek Wright; Stage Manager: Sofia Quirno.
Thursday June 5 at 7 PM
Kelly Pratt: Live Aurihorn Performance
Kelly Pratt will compose and perform a piece of music specifically for the Aurihorn (conceived and designed by Jeanine Oleson) that will highlight unique characteristics and quirks of the ear-shaped instrument.
Kelly Pratt is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger. From 2006–12, he was a full-time member of indie-pop outfit Beirut. He has collaborated with hundreds of artists including Arcade Fire, Coldplay, LCD Soundsystem, and Passion Pit. More recently, he was music director for David Byrne and St. Vincent’s “Love this Giant” world tour. Pratt is also the chief songwriter and vocalist of the band Bright Moments, whose debut NPRcalled “a wildly creative album, packed with energy.”
I am happy to announce an event in The Classroom at the New York Art Book Fair at MOMA PS1, where I’ll be speaking with Johanna Burton on Sunday, Sept. 30th at 3 pm. This presentation is related to the publication launch of my two new artist books based on earlier performance works, entitled What? and The Greater New York Smudge Cleanse (Circle & Square). I’m excited to talk to Johanna about these bodies of work, and ecstatic about the books, which are beautiful thanks to the design work of Carl Williamson/Circle & Square and Justin Wolf.
Please stop by, it would be great to see you.
Sunday, September 30, 3:00 pm
Sometimes you can’t be there, so it’s good to know what happened. Sometimes you’re there and still want to know.
Jeanine Oleson talks with art historian and critic Johanna Burton about performances, language, objects and documents. This presentation is related to the publication of Oleson’s two new artist books based on earlier performance works, What? and The Greater New York Smudge Cleanse (Circle & Square).