Check out my new sculpture
Night on Rainbow Mountain
for the group show:
iN Living pattern
opens thursday september 12th 6-8pm
1 metrotech center.
Dirty Churches will be performing a new piece
RED SKY (Mary AI.)
for the opening of the group show
at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center
Saturday Sept. 14th at 6pm.
135 Broadway. Brooklyn, NY
I’’ll be performing my new piece for piano and electronics
At Mirror in the Woods
Stimulus Progression: Program 22
Saturday Sept. 21st 8-11pm
575 Union St. Brooklyn, NY
ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS
An opera by Dirty Churches
Composed by Jesse Gelaznik
Costumes and Art Direction by Rachel Blackwell
Libretto by Heather Green (soprano), Daniel Garcia
Choreography by Alexandra Jacob and Constantine Alexis
La MaMa Galleria is proud to present ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS, a new opera from Dirty Churches. Pulling from the depths of their collective imaginations, Dirty Churches has conjured an ethereal world composed of magical genies, dancing witches, shape-shifting cockroaches, and exterminators. An absurdist spectacle of music, dance and experimental theater, ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS extracts and distorts the drama of traditional operatic archetypes, ruminating on how we may challenge these classic tropes.
EATER OF HEARTS
An opera by Dirty Churches
Words and music by Jesse Gelaznik
A short, out of body opera that travels through dreams and nightmares to arrive at the judgement of the soul against the feather of truth. Featuring: soprano Catherine Hancock, piano Alex Weston, violin Carolin Pook, viola Eric Elterman, cello Eric Allen, autoharp and samples H. Leon Harris. Recorded by Eric Eleterman at Boomtown Studios in Brooklyn, NY.
music for theater
Sponsored By Nobody
Written & Directed by Kevin Doyle
Co-Directed by Mike Carlsen
Lighting Design by Rob Lariviere
Composer: Jesse Gelaznik
THE AЯTS is a bold new work of interdisciplinary theatre that deconstructs the history of public funding for the arts in the United States. At once documentary and interactive, this production uses choreography, live cameras, music, and text to contrast the precarious realities of arts funding today with the 1960s Congress hearings that created the National Endowment of the Arts.
music for dirty churches performances
Dirty Churches presents altered environments exploring the intersection of myth, ritual and contemporary urban life through performance art. Their performances feature costumed characters using movement and dance to form dream like narratives with a live soundtrack. Featuring costumed performances by Rachel Blackwell, music by Jesse Gelaznik and auto-harp and 4track samples by H. Leon Harris. Dirty Churches has also collaborated with dancer and choreographer Alexandra Jacob and her partner Constantine Alexis for three contemporary ballet performances Silver Suite, Eater of Hearts and The Exterminator’s Metamorphosis.