It’s All True

It’s All True captures the energy of the DIY underground, translating the chaos and potential of the music, the performance and the politics in a work that is precisely planned, rigorously executed: the quick inhale before the revolutionary break, frozen in amber. It’s All True teeters at that moment of indescribable tension before an event occurs, while simultaneously caught in its perpetual reverberation. Is the revolution about to occur? Or did it already happen and we just missed it? The piece locates the exact moment of dislocation, that agitated state that surrounds the moment of impact, and lingers there – never reaching catharsis and never released from it. It’s All True ignites in this ecstatic peak of limitless potentiality, where anything is possible yet nothing has happened.

written/directed by Kara Feely
composed by Travis Just
design by Peter Ksander
stage managed by Liz Nielsen

voice and performance by Catrin-Lloyd Bollard, Avi Glickstein, Daniel Allen Nelson and Deborah Wallace

percussion by Shayna Dunkelman and Clara Warnaar

electric guitar and bass by Dither: Taylor Levine, Josh Lopes, James Moore and Brendan Randall-Myers.


premiered at Borealis in Bergen Norway, March 2016

performed at Cafe OTO, London UK, September 2017

upcoming at La MaMa, NYC, February 9-25 2018

It’s All True is commissioned by Borealis – a festival for experimental music. Presented in collaboration with Bergen National Opera. Composition commission with the support by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The world premiere at Borealis Festival was supported by the US Embassy, Oslo; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mental Insight Foundation and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

photos by Henrik Beck