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THEM was created by choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Cooper (text) and Chris Cochrane (music), premiering at East Village PS 122 in 1985 as a work influenced by the AIDS crisis, a disturbing but profoundly poetic work.

Cochrane, Chris / Dennis Cooper / Ishmael Houston-Jones

Cochrane, Chris / Dennis Cooper / Ishmael Houston-Jones: Them (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"In 1985, when the whole world was seized by fear of AIDS, THEM premiered in New York. THEM was not literally about AIDS, but at the time it was impossible to see it separately from it. Created by director/choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Cooper (text) and Chris Cochrane (music) it was originally presented at the legendary East Village PS 122. Recently revived by the original team it has been performed in the US and Europe to great acclaim. Cochrane's music is raw and edgy, the perfect sonic depiction of the improvised, entangled struggle of bodies in this historic performance piece. Death, decay, loss and innocence all take turns in this disturbing yet poetic musical masterpiece."-Tzadik

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Product Information:

UPC: 702397763727

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: 7637
Squidco Product Code: 15213

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded between August 2010 and June 2011 at Kato Hideki's.


Chris Cochrane-guitars, percussion, bass, accordian, keyboards, tapes

Kato Hideki-bass, percussion, keyboards, mandolin

Dennis Cooper-reader

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Track Listing:

1. Pre-Show 3:33

2. Rite 2:15

3. Ish Solo 2:52

4. I Saw Them Once 2:30

5. Trio 3:16

6. Dead Friends / Blood 3:45

7. I Met Julian Andes, 19, In Line 5:34

8. Circle Duets / Masturbation / Fag Bash 5:04

9. A Kock at My Bedroom Door 2:49

10. Cruising 4:41

11. Film Loop 4:33

12. Goat 3:07

13. Lymph Nodes 5:11

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