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 (Byron Au Yong, Jeremiah Cawley, Tiffany Lin & Tari Nelson-Zagar) sings and plays er-hu, violin, viola, cello, trombone, toy pianos, typewriters & percussion.
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.