Literary Nonfiction. Music. Performance Studies. History and Politics. Hybrid Genre. Edited by Lynne DeSilva-Johnson. So Percussion (Where (we) Live, Next Wave 2012) gives the Second Amendment a soundtrack in this affecting foray into America’s fraught relationship with guns. Taking mallets to disassembled sniper rifles and assorted drums, the musicians serve as Greek chorus, commenting instrumentally on sung and spoken texts drawn from the nightmares and nostalgia of armed experiences. Three-time Obie-winning director Ain Gordon and choreographer and performer Emily Johnson give depth to this probing work in which anger meets inalienable rights, dark memories resurface, and a contested weapon sings a bittersweet song.
A GUN SHOW was facilitated by Lynne DeSilva-Johnson in collaboration with Adam Sliwinski with imput from So Percussion for release in tandem with the NY Premiere of A GUN SHOW at BAM, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2016.