Philly Fringe audio diary: ‘Close Music for Bodies’

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'Close Music for Bodies' at Christ Church Neighborhood House runs through Sunday, Sept. 24. Pictured here are creator Michael Kiley and singer Arielle Pina (Adachi Pimentel)

'Close Music for Bodies' at Christ Church Neighborhood House runs through Sunday, Sept. 24. Pictured here are creator Michael Kiley and singer Arielle Pina (Adachi Pimentel)

We’re heading into the home stretch of this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival, with one more weekend remaining.

“Close Music for Bodies” premiered this week at Christ Church Neighborhood House. The show runs through Sunday.

Within the production of this ensemble piece, singers share individual stories that become one story presented as one long song, sans microphones and electronics. The audience is arranged strategically around the theatre, to allow for communal vocal resonance with the cast.

Prior to opening night, I asked creator Michael Kiley and singer Arielle Pina to keep audio journals which they shared with me to share with WHYY listeners — to pull us in to their world as they and others hustled over the summer to shape an immersive performance.

Listen to the experience above.

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