1/15/16 - 1/17/16. New York City. Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener premiere a new evening-length group dance piece created specifically for MoMA PS1, featuring video by the incredible Charlie Atlas, and a reactive score by your Jesse Stiles. More info and tickets here.
10/14/15 - 10/28/15. NYC. Silas Riener will perform his evening-length solo dance work "Blue Name" featuring a reactive score by your Jesse Stiles. I'm so excited for this! Silas is an incredible thinker and mover and it's been joy working with him. We developed the score over the summer whilst Artists in residence at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. The score makes use of Kinect depth sensors to interpret Silas' movement and interpolates between various sound states using machine learning algorithms. That sounds pretty nerdy so please let your Jesse Stiles assure you it sounds awesome. There's also a section of the dance where Silas plays a bunch of old 78's I found in a junk shop, and the records skip in all kinds of amusing and beautiful ways, an account of strings and Silas jumping around on the floor. So it's a combination of maximally high and low tech. You can watch me and Silas talk about it here. More info on the performances here. NYTimes write-up here. Tickets here. I'll be there on 10/14 and 10/16, see you there maybe?