From Victorine: Overture; “The corpse of a girl”; Chorale; “We are la Police”; Act IV, scene i: “Victorine’s Bedroom,” 2012
The Red Krayola is a rock band; challenging the parameters of their activity, they have reinvented their project over five decades. Their music is complex and restless, mixing modes and addresses where entertainment meets theory—formal, political, social, existential, etc. They trade, in their words, in “genre […] festooned with emergency conditionals. ‘It’s a pop song, just in case it might be an avant-garde performance’; ‘It’s a contribution to a conversation, just in case it’s rock ’n’ roll.’” Their Biennial project includes an index of more than four hundred entries covering their diverse membership, affiliations, and concerns (on view in the Lower Gallery). Tonight, selections from Victorine—an opera written in collaboration with the British conceptual artists Art & Language—will be premiered.
On April 13, The Red Krayola will perform an evening comprising new songs, old songs, and free-form freakouts with its associates/accomplices, The Familiar Ugly.
Free with Museum admission. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.