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Fantini Futuro: An Electronic Opera Night Out
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Fantini Futuro: An Electronic Opera Night Out

Basilica of Saint Patrick’s

Thu, November 10, 2022 7:00 PM, EST
(Ticket sales closed Nov 10, 7:00 AM EST)

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.

Drinking policy
No alcohol at this groupmuse
ADA access
Accessible
Kids
Kid-friendly event

Fantini Futuro is an electronic opera by Ben Neill for the Mutantrumpet: his self-designed electro-acoustic instrument, as well as countertenor, Baroque keyboards, and interactive video projections. The immersive piece is based on the music and life of early Baroque trumpeter/composer Girolamo Fantini, who was responsible for bringing the trumpet indoors from the hunt and the battlefield to the realm of art music. Using an array of interactive technologies, Fantini is depicted as a traveler through space and time through a synthesis of early music, minimalism, and digital media performance. Fantini’s translocation of the trumpet from outside to inside is mirrored and reimagined by Neill’s Mutantrumpet, which extends the acoustic instrument into the virtual realm.

Neill joins forces with NYC early music ensemble ARTEK for this production; countertenor Ryland Angel performs the vocal part, and both the 1868 Henry Erben organ and the 1859 Hall & Labagh chancel organ will be played by Gwendolyn Toth, ARTEK’s Artistic Director, who is recognized as one of America’s leading performers on early keyboard instruments. Fantini Futuro was awarded a New York State Council on the Arts grant in Film and New Media in 2022.

Tickets to this avant garde performance are only $10 for Groupmuse community members (and $7 for Supermusers)!

More about the opera can be found here.

Restrooms for this event are NOT ADA accessible.

Program

Ben Neill's electronic opera FANTINI FUTURO with his self-designed electroacoustic instrument, Mutantrumpet, and immersive projection mapping on the Basilica's walls

Ryland Angel, countertenor

ARTEK's Director Gwendolyn Toth on the Erben and Hall & Labagh organs and harpsichord

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Attendees

Valerie Mast
Liz Najman
Connie Hum
Elizabeth White
Gideon Naim
Allison Meier
Linda tijerina
William Stevens
Morgan O'Halloran
Phyllis Merriam
Alli Poirot
Timothy Eckersley
Cornelis brinkman