October Listings

by George Grella and Brad Cohan

October 25: Hunter Hunt-Hendrix presents New Video Opera Origin Of The Alimonies at National Sawdust. Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, the prolific and polarizing mastermind of black-metal group Liturgy and leader of electronics project Kel Valhaal, takes the National Sawdust stage to provide the live score to his directorial debut, the video opera Origin of the Alimonies, starring multi-disciplinary artist Angelina Dreem. Composed in his “transcendental black metal” style, “the piece tells the story of a traumatic explosion of love and loss that underlies our world of time and form. It follows OIOION and SHEYMN, a pair of divine beings whose thwarted passion tears a wound from which civilization is generated, producing the Four Alimonies of the intelligible universe and the task of collective emancipation.” The live ensemble features Hunt-Hendrix and and his Liturgy bandmate, guitarist Bernard Gann, alongside a formidable crew of titans culled from New York City’s experimental underground including, Jessica Pavone, Leila Bordreuil, and Nate Wooley.