by Deepali Gupta
at Vital Joint
Jan 5-6 @ 8pm
Vital Joint - 109 Meserole Street (Not Avenue!)
$10 - Cash Only
Over(Reverberating) is a living archive of a manic episode in the form of an album. It was written at the onset of mania, recorded at its peak, and refined in the aftermath. In its current iteration, the album consists of seven songs for solo voice (the voice of the writer, 'my' voice). The listener is invited to imagine a world of sound around the voice, or inside the voice. The songs are about the usual things - love, sex, feeling good, feeling bad, feeling bitter, feeling better, feeling burned, feeling bummed out, feeling doubt. Fucking up. Fucking. Sickness. Music. Fucking. Sickness. Music. Fucking Sickness Music. Transformation through repetition. Visual aids will be provided (the writer, as the singer, in stagewear! The lighting, the way she grips the microphone). Stagewear, lighting, microphone. Stagewear, lighting, microphone, audience. The singer needs an audience.
Deepali Gupta is a composer-lyricist, playwright, and performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work ranges from existential choral music to morbid bubblegum pop to strange little plays and musicals. She is interested in uniting memoir and research, and in exploring the full spectrum of emotional logic in her work. She is openly and adamantly bipolar, and dedicated to investigating the stigma around that condition as well as the states of mind she encounters inside of it. Her work has been presented at Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, New York City Center, The Public Theatre (Under The Radar), The New Ohio Theatre (Ice Factory), JACK, Dixon Place, The Invisible Dog, Vital Joint, 3LD Art & Technology Center, Don't Tell Mama, The Sharon Playhouse, and Harvard University. B.A. Brown University (Weston Award in Writing for Performance), M.F.A. Tisch (Musical Theatre Writing). Member of the BMI Advanced Workshop and The Civilians’ Research and Development Group. Website: deepaligupta.net Soundcloud: deepali (k) gupta Instagram: deepaligupta