Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Aug 30 2016 8:00 PM

Oakland Metro Opera House
522 Second St. Oakland

Erling Wold's Fabrications and Underworld Opera present

Oakland Metro Opera House

Tuesday 30 August 8pm
Wednesday 31 August 8pm
Saturday 3 September 8pm
Sunday 4 September 2pm

A phantasmagoria of delights, the music jazzy, racous, but bitterly sweet, UKSUS is an autobiography of Daniil Kharms and the OBERIU in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, a narrative told through their stories and brief lives, as the OBERIU - The Association for Real Art - maintained their love of words and nonsensical art to their deaths in Stalin’s Great Purge, Kharms starving to death in a psychiatric hospital in 1942 after his arrest at the hands of the NKVD.

Directed by Jim Cave / Conducted by Bryan Nies / Designed by Lynne Rutter

Starring Timur Bekbosunov as Pushkin, Laura Bohn as Fefjulka, Nikola Printz as Stalin, the unparalleled Bob Ernst as Michelangelo, and Roham Sheikani as many many things; accompanied by: Beth Custer, Rob Wilkins, Joel Davel, Diana Strong, John Schott, Ela Polak, Lisa Mezzacappa.

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.