YOU ARE UNDER OUR SPACE CONTROL

You Are Under Our Space Control is a utopian space-opera, a homing signal cast into an empty universe, a beacon for an aesthetically radical future.

Drawing on space travel, transhumanism, astronautics and the resurrection of the dead, Space Control rehearses a progressive politics through a total re-envisioning of everyday life. Limber speech-song vocal parts are eerily and spasmodically FX’d, and navigate surprisingly glistening instrumentals – a headlong tangle and squelch of flexing 808s and metal objects, roboticised guitar, and unreal synthesis.

YAUOSC’s bubbling force belies its diverse, unruly underpinnings. The opera’s musical backbone is a drum-machine transcription of John Cage’s 1951 piano solo ‘Music Of Changes’, a landmark of indeterminacy; its title grabbed from Cy Roth’s sci-fi romp ‘Fire Maidens From Outer Space’ (1951); its texts inspired by Sun Ra and the Russian Cosmists’ poetics and philosophies and interviews from real (and imagined) space travellers and astronomers.

You Are Under Our Space Control is available on UK-based Slip Imprint on LP and download. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Artwork by Frank Eickhoff. Distributed in the US on Forced Exposure and in the UK+EU by Boomkat.

written+directed by Kara Feely

composed by Travis Just

production design by Peter Ksander

lighting by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew

video and streaming by Scott Cazan

costume design by Karen Boyer

production manager Liz Nielsen

assistant director Britt Berke

performers: Shayna Dunkelman, Avi Glickstein, Yuki Kawahisa, Ava Mendoza, Daniel Allen Nelson, Nicolás Noreña, Deborah Wallace

June 20-22 at The Brick

 

In celebration of the album-release of You Are Under Our Space Control, Object Collection is performing three nights at The Brick theater with a different special guest each night.

($5 off advance tickets!)

 

6/20 with Paula Matthusen

6/21 with 31 Down

6/22 with Title: Point

 

June 20-22, 7:30pm

The Brick Theater, Brooklyn

579 Metropolitan Ave

L train (Lorimer Ave) / G train (Metropolitan)

TIX – https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10421475/prm/presale

upcoming You Are Under Our Space Control

September 13+14 Cafe OTO, London

January, 2020 La MaMa, NYC (theatrical premiere)

You Are Under Our Space Control is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. You Are Under Our Space Control is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.