Entanglementing - Act 2

Entanglementing - Act 2
The story continues.

Act 2 is still dark, less ambiguous and kind of quiet. The main themes employed in the libretto are of things circular or spinning, escape (once again), and numerous intertextual references set-up in Act 1 (water, lines, twins, etc).

Credits
Sam Genovese - libretto, music, video, staging, performer

Entanglementing - Act 2
Act 2 was presented as part of “Music of Images: Experimental Sound and Theater Pieces” with additional works by Julie Moon and Brett Carson.
Orange Room, Oakland, CA, May 12-13, 2017
All three acts of Entanglementing will be presented next.

Libretto - Act 2 Scene 2
Brown flesh ripping
Gloved hands gripping
Chalice slipping
Secrets are in play

We took the general’s secret sister
From the space where he imprisoned her
Under laws to quell inquisitors
Said his junta was so sinister

He disappeared her name
And kept her locked away

His birth binary blood
Who’d spun opposing floods

And the world spun round and round and round
And the world spun round and round and round

We can spin it up in violence
Or cut it up in silence
But we won’t know which way it goes
Until we stop to count the bodies

There’s a breath-light table
Where I wrote this fable
With an anesthesia scalpel
I did rewrite the outcome

I crossed a line that day
And cracked that bloodgirl twain

A woman became man
To seed our empire’s plan

And the world spun round and round and round
And the world spun round and round and round

We can spin it up in violence
Or cut her up in silence
But we won’t know which way it goes
Until we stop to count the bodies

(HUMMING)