“Part opera, part performance art, and part an as-yet-undefined art medium, the show contrasts big-screen imagery with the wry commentary of a single individual, providing a hauntingly powerful critique of modernity.”  FLAVORPILL

Wednesday, 9/25: 7pm
Friday, 9/27: 7pm
Saturday, 9/28: 7pm
Sunday, 9/29: 4pm
Tuesday, 10/1: 7pm
Thursday, 10/3: 7pm
75 minutes


ABACUS is a baroque presentation delivered by invented public persona Paul Abacus about the future of national borders, the workings of contemporary persuasion, and our evolving relationship to the screens in our public and private spaces, not to mention our pockets.  In style, this one hour, direct-address presentation assumes a TED-talk feel fused with the grand gestures of megachurch media design, all while utilizing emerging technologies and stunning visual effects generated in real-time by custom software and the wireless live feeds of two dancing Steadicam operators.

“Didn’t get to go to Sundance this year? Early Morning Opera’s “Abacus” …topped the list for one of the most edgy, thought-provoking spectacles at the festival.”  THE HUFFINGTON POST


Lars Jan, Nicholas Konow, Chris Kuhl, John Luna, Pablo N. Molina, Nathan Ruyle, Sonny Valicenti, James Nick Sears & Jonathan Cousins

Commissioned and premiered by The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).  Presented by REDCAT & The Sundance Film Festival.