I LOVE YOU STRANGER

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I Love You Stranger is a musical attempt to arrive at a definition of bipolar. It is an etymological / epistolary / epiphanic pop fantasia—containing the archives of a pivotal romantic relationship! The disputed history of a psychiatric disorder!

And an inquiry into the nature of the suicidal impulse.

Is suicide a contagious disease? If it is, how is it transmitted? How do we diagnose those artists who we lose to overdose and suicide and mysterious circumstances, and what do we inherit from them? A year in the life of an artist throws a lifetime into relief. 

originally developed with The Civilians' Research & Development Group, and presented as part of their 2018 FINDINGS Series (dir. Kate Moore Heaney). there will be another workshop performance on august 15, 2018 at judson memorial church as part of judson arts wednesdays. 

(OVER)REVERBERATING

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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. Transformation through repetition. 

originally presented as part of the 2018 exponential festival. developed at sloop jumbly, manifestations, and other excellent mixed bills across brooklyn

Deepali’s live performance proves to be inseparable from the music itself...One moment her eyes are full of incredible sadness and the next her mouth is contorted beyond cartoon level, her voice never losing its rigour.
— Contemporary Performance / January 2018