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At Danspace with Stacy Matthew Spence

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At Danspace with Stacy Matthew Spence

Earlier this year I was thrilled to compose and perform the score for Stacy Matthew Spence's new dance work This Home is Us (in collaboration with the very talented Rourke Menzies).  We premiered the piece at Danspace Project in NYC May 19 through 21.  Stacy had me on-stage, with the dancers, doing 45 minutes of sound-making choreography and as such I now claim May 19, 2017 as my debut as a PROFESSIONAL DANCER #ACHIEVEMENTUNLOCKED.

Performing an electronic score while moving across a giant stage presented some interesting theoretical and practical challenges and so I teamed up with the brilliant Ali Momeni to design a fleet of mobile sound instruments.  You can read a little about these wonderful devices in the review by the New York Times, and Ali and I are working on a paper that will explain the technical and theoretical underpinnings.

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Walkaround Time at the Paris Opera

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Walkaround Time at the Paris Opera

4/15/17 - 5/13/17.  Paris, France.

From April 15 to May 12, 2017 the Paris Opera will be performing Merce Cunningham's 1972 dance Walkaround Time with an electronic score by David Behrman and decor by Jasper Johns.  I'm thrilled to be joining David Behrman to perform the music live for the premiere.  

In the original version of the score David used hand-built electronics to manipulate tape recorders and distributed sound through speaker arrays.  David and I are creating a revived version of the original score employing gestural controllers and fancy spatial audio techniques.

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