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FUSIFORM GYRUS - A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns Talking Band

About the show

In TALKING BAND’s new music-theater work, big ideas bump up against big sound. Five brassy horns and two eccentric scientists leapfrog from epiphany to epiphany. FUSIFORM GYRUS celebrates the resilience of friendship, the power of music to make us feel like anything can happen, and the rigorous tradition of scientific discovery in a world where scientific truth is often challenged.

Talking Band’s original interdisciplinary performance work has been a cornerstone of New York City’s avant-garde theater community for 44 years. Founding member Ellen Maddow  is an OBIE award winning playwright and composer. Her most recent play, BURNISHED BY GRIEF was a New York Times Critics Choice. Talking Band has produced over fifty new works illuminating the extraordinary dimensions of ordinary life, combining richly textured music-theater with striking visual imagery. Collectively, the company and founders have earned 15 OBIE awards and numerous other honors. For more info:


Playwright and Composer: Ellen Maddow 
Director: Ellie Heyman

Featuring: Tom Nelis and Paul Zimet
Chris DiMeglio - Trumpet
Sam Kulik - Tuba
Lathan Hardy - Alto Sax
Jessica Lurie - Baritone Sax
Peter Zummo - Trombone 

Set and Video: Anna Kiraly 
Costumes: Kiki Smith 
Lights: Mary Ellen Stebbins
Production Stage Manager: Kristin Kelly

Photo by Suzanne Opton



Feb 7-25

Tue-Sat @ 7pm
Sundays @ 2pm

Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission

Previews: Feb 7-11
$25 General Admission

Benefit Performance: Feb 13
$75 General Admission, with reception following the performance

Feb 14-25
$30 General Admission

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