“O(pa)pera” by Byron Au Yong and Roger Benington January 6, 2012 • 8:00 p.m. • Seattle Art Museum • Members $6, Adults $12, Students $10, Students $10

O(PA)PERA is a live music-installation that combines displaced musicians, handmade paper, flashing lights, seismic waves and a chaotic supermoon in a magical, musical, mystical experience. Performing from the heart of a gigantic paper tent, a quartet sings and plays erhu, violin, cello, toy pianos, bamboo, cassette tape players, percussion and typewriters.

Co-created by composer/performer Byron Au Yong and director/conceptual/installation artist Roger Benington, O(PA)PERA investigates ephemera and responds to Luminous: The Art of Asia amidst the earthquakes and tsunamis around the Pacific Rim. The audience gathers around the installation for this performance that cycles numerous times.

Please note that there will be standing room only, due to the immersive nature of this performance.

Tickets may be purchased at the Ticketing Desk at any of SAM’s three sites or over the phone with a credit card by calling the Box Office at 206.654.3121.

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