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Experiments in Opera: Anthony Braxton Theater Improvisations

Flea Theatre / New York / Music

Heard the one about the inmates who’d told the same jokes so often, they finally just called out their numbers? One day, perhaps, the mere mention of Compositions Nos. 279–283 will similarly trigger guffaws. Director and performer Rob Reese and a rotating cast of musicians—drawn from a deck that includes Jessica Pavone, Kamala Sankaram, Ingrid Laubrock, Nate Wooley, and Elizabeth Saunders—will engage with graphic notation, newspaper clippings, and improv comedy techniques to realize these rarely (if ever) heard works. —E.E.

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