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Rachel Mason brings her folk opera film to NYC for two dates in July

Rachel Mason brings her folk opera film to NYC for two dates in July

Rachel Mason is an NYC-based singer, performer, sculptor, filmmaker. Her latest project is titled 'The Lives of Hamilton Fish' and it doubles as a concept album and adjoining film. The album essentially has the singer (and her accompaniment) narrating what's on-screen through each lyric, which makes for an unsettling experience on songs like "Nightmare" (streaming) where the nom de plume falls into an almost Borgesian state of identity crisis. Hamilton Fish, as it were, is actually two people: a statesman and a serial killer, both of whom died a day apart from each other in 1936 (true story). Mason sings both men with a disturbing intensity, which resonates deeply where life resembles fiction, and that fiction resembles even more fiction. Upcoming performances will be at the Anthology Film Archives on July 21 and Joes Pub on July 26. - Brian Chidester

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