“Dancing Young Men From High Windows”

March 17, 2009

GREEN LANTERN COUNTDOWN: This will be the first in the last five art/music events to take place at the Green Lantern Gallery.

This Saturday, March 21st @ 7pm, The Green Lantern Cordially Invites you to Come and See –

“Dancing Young Men From High Windows”

A New Opera by with libretto by Devin King and music by Sean O’Connell

Additional Performances by Justin Cabrillos and A D Jameson

Two men remembered: Elvis Presley and Don Quixote. A new song written for the King’s Olympics: Comic Book The Comic Book, Wild Wild Women Yell The Comic Book. Dancing Young Men From High Windows is a multimedia opera that abuts simple stories; their crux is to find cause in the repeating images of a man getting his hair cut, a hound dog, a ragged horse, and the Vegas strain of karate. These joints in place, the King and the Betty arrive with Phil Spector’s head in tow. In a very nice white box. How will the narrator transcribe these images into a song for the Olympics? The Olympics are coming, Je suis omnipotent.

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Devin King was recently awarded an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A philologist with a heart of gold, he writes about pop music for The Boston Phoenix, teaches poetry to young adults, and probably listens to too many showtunes and too much bubblegum pop. His long poem, CLOPS, will be out from the Green Lantern Press in fall 2009.

Sean O’Connell is currently enrolled at the School of the Art Institute. Interested in 21st century composition and composting, Sean is currently organizing a performance series entitled P O P S for the Green Bicycle Organization as well as a bike tour of South Side urban gardens

Justin Cabrillos’s work is concerned with how the body shapes and is shaped by the words we use. In his sound poems, text-sound pieces, performances, and mixed-media installations, the body’s presence and absence are mediated through language.

A D Jameson is a writer, video artist, and performer. Last year he completed both a prose collection, “Amazing Adult Fantasy,” and a novel, “Giant Slugs.” His writing has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Fiction International, elimae, and various other journals. A D’s currently working on a second novel and several novellas.

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