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April 14, 2005

Trisha Brown


Dance With Electrons

"In this mysterious new piece, how long does the subject linger at the edge of the volume . . . . , the movement of the dancers generates digital signals that visual artists, working in real time, transform into cloudlike or striated shapes—imagine the strings of a parachute, or of marionettes, afloat in space—playing on a scrim at the front of the stage. Composer Curtis Bahn, who teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and lectures on electronically extended instruments, dance, and performance technologies, uses the same data to create the accompanying sound, transforming raw material from acoustic instruments. When the dancers slow down, he reckons, the music will get busy." From Trisha Brown's Dance With Electrons Arrives at Lincoln Center by Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice, April 8th, 2005.

Posted by jo at April 14, 2005 09:17 AM