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Darcy James Argue: The Enemy Within

Darcy James Argue strives to understand the nature and motives of the conspiracy theorist

Darcy James Argue (photo by Lindsay Beyerstein)
Darcy James Argue (photo by Lindsay Beyerstein)
Darcy James Argue (photo by Lindsay Beyerstein)
Darcy James Argue (photo by Lindsay Beyerstein)
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society performs Real Enemies at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Harvey Theater (photo by Ed Lefkowicz)
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society performs Real Enemies at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Harvey Theater (photo by Ed Lefkowicz)
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society at Newport Jazz Festival (photo by Ken Franckling)
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival (photo by Ken Franckling)

“Shall I Reveal a World?”

Paraphrased from The Crying of Lot 49—Thomas Pynchon’s classic conspiracy-theory novella—these five words take center stage during “Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars,” the fourth movement of Darcy James Argue’s Real Enemies. More precisely, they take center screen: the nucleus of the 15 massive screens, mounted in the collective shape of an inverted trapezoid above the heads of Argue’s acclaimed 18-member big band, Secret Society.

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