Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2012
From the creators of 69 WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE comes HE LOVED THE SOFT PORN OF THE CITY, the classical, punk rock opera showcasing new music inspired by collaboration with Danish composer Morten Skovgaard Danielsen, an eccentric genius who, upon completing his magnum opus, died. This exciting, upbeat, and sensual show also featuring dance and film, at the Warehouse Theater July 14, 15, 21, 22, and 27 as part of the 7th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 2012.
Part passion play, part psychedelic art rock opera, HE LOVED THE SOFT PORN OF THE CITY tells the story of a day in the life of Skovgaard while collaborating with Moderno Trio at an artist's colony in the Catskills of New York. Along with surrealist film, elliptical story telling and modern dance, the show draws inspiration from classical powerhouses such as Liszt and Beethoven and progressive modern bands like Nirvana and Pink Floyd.
"Ludwig van Beethoven + Kurt Cobain" – Dr. Allan Von Schenkel and Kristen Williams explored this fusion during their collaboration with composer Skovgaard and continued exploring it as they conceived HE LOVED THE SOFT PORN OF THE CITY. Von Schenkel says, "Nothing was too crazy. We explored every idea." The show also exhibits the talents of other collaborating artists, including Maryland dancer Renee Brozic Barger, and Washington, DC painter Heather Levy. One of the best up and coming indie bands, their music is called “engaging” and “surprising, memorable and effective” by the Washington Post.
About Moderno Trio:
Moderno Trio is formed by Dr. Allan Von Schenkel, founder of Basso Moderno Duo and Kristen Williams, founding member of Washington, DC's celebrated Great Noise Ensemble. The ensemble is rounded by the fiery drumming of James Wesley Edwards, who draws from his passion for African Soukous and jazz masters such as Elvin Jones and Tony Williams. Moderno Trio is changing the indie scene forever with upbeat music that embraces classical technique, technology, modern sound, and a multimedia-filled live show. The music is intense with momentum, and strives to make an intimate connection with the listener.
About Capital Fringe
Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2005 with the purpose of connecting exploratory artists with adventurous audiences by creating outlets and spaces for creative, cutting-edge, and contemporary performance in the District. Capital Fringe’s vital programs ensure the growth and continued health of the local and regional performing arts community by helping artists become independent producers while stimulating the vibrant cultural landscape in our city.
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What: HE LOVED THE SOFT PORN OF THE CITY
Featuring: Moderno Trio
Where: The Warehouse Theater, 645 New York Avenue, around the corner from the old entrance on 7th Street.
MT. VERNON SQ. (Green/Yellow Lines): 1 Block – walk south on 7th St.
GALLERY PLACE – Chinatown Exit (Red/Green/Yellow Lines): 4 Blocks – walk north on 7th St.
When: Saturday, July 14 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday July 15 @ Noon
Saturday July 21 @ 10:30 PM
Sunday July 22 @ 4 PM
Friday July 27 @ 6 PM
Tickets & Passes: Where CapitalFringe.org or by calling 866-811-4111 - $18
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He Loved The Soft Porn Of The City Publicist & Contact:
Kristen Williams, modernotrio(at)gmail(dot)com, 518-728-7573
Fringe Festival Press Contact:
Laura Gross, 202-207-3645, c: 202-255-2054, press(at)capitalfringe(dot)org
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