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A Fugazi-inspired opera is in the works, but without any Fugazi songs

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According to Pitchfork, New York musical ensemble Object Collection has put together a 100-minute opera based on the random noises picked up during live recordings of Fugazi. It won’t feature any actual Fugazi songs, but Object Collection has secured the band’s “approval and endorsement” to mine the otherwise useless crap from its live shows for inspiration. Specifically, the show—which is called It’s All True—samples “random feedback, aimless drum noodling, pre-show activist speeches, audience hecklers, and the police breaking up gigs,” so if that sounds entertaining, you’re probably a really big Fugazi fan.

The band itself is into it at least, with Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto releasing a statement about how they were “both blown away and disoriented” by It’s All True. Picciotto went on to say, “we feel moved by Object Collection’s engagement with our archive material and sluate everyone involved for their hard work and patience and for wrestling with such integrity with our sounds and words.” The show has all been recorded and it will be released on October 6, with performances of the show scheduled to happen in London and New York City.


You can see a predictably weird trailer below.