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Human Resources

Exhibition Detail
The Saffron Green
410 Cottage Home St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

July 30th, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
© Courtesy of Human Resources
downtown/east la
Wed-Sun 12-6 or by appointment

The Saffron Green A Space Opera in three movements written for voice, walkie talkie, megaphone and radio composed by Geneva Skeen and Mathew Timmons (radio score by Garrick Hogg, Andrew Lessman and Max Mayer). Employing a minimal modular score The Saffron Green brings together multiple analog technologies to explore the concept of both an outer space opera and an opera in space. Taking the structure of a space opera and bringing it to street level, The Saffron Green borrows liberally from sci-fi operatic soundscapes and matches it with protest chants from the "Arab Spring" revolts. The People Want to Topple, The People Want to Overthrow, The People Demand the Fall. The performance will extend throughout Chinatown, using Human Resources as a staging ground and as home base from 5:30-7:00 pm and culminating on, in and above Chung King Road performed by a group of roughly 35 people from 7:15-7:45 pm. You are invited to see The Saffron Green, the performance before the performance, the staging of the work as a work in and of itself at Human Resources from 5:30-7:00 pm as the performers ready themselves, get into costume, tune their radios, ready the walkie talkies and the bullhorns and warm up their voices. Then join us in walking over to Chung King Road for the performance from 7:15-7:45 pm for Perform Chinatown! on July 30.

Performers: Geneva Skeen, Mathew Timmons, Garrick Hogg, Kim Calder, Claire Cronin, Greg Curtis, Andrea Dominguez, Kate Durbin, Rafa Esparza, Matt Fielder, Kate Gilbert, Gabi Gutierrez, Leah Harmon, Michael Anthony Ibarra, Mandy Kahn, Joanne Mitchell, Tayor Murphy, Carmel Ni, Leila Perry, Jon Rutzmoser, Yecenia Torres, Christine Werthiem, and more...

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