Monday, October 20, 2008
Thrown October 26 at Purchase College Performing Arts Center
Photo in lobby of Purchase College Performing Arts Center by Chris Becker. Photo from March 2007 performance of Thrown by Karen Garrett De Luna.
I am performing October 26 with Racoco Productions as part of All Fired Up! A Celebration of Clay at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. We'll be presenting Thrown with choreography by Rachel Cohen and original music by me.
I will be onstage with the dancers (along with about 2,000 pounds of clay) cuing and mixing the score live using Ableton Live and a Kaoss Pad. The score uses recordings I made in a pottery studio as well as the sounds of rocks, kalimba, and electric guitar feedback. The resulting composition is dirty, tactile, and ritualistic...at times static, at times unpredictable...and always at the service of the dancers (there will be three onstage) and their mysterious sometimes humorous interaction with clay.
Details below. Peace.
October 26, 2008
at Purchase College Performing Arts Center
735 Anderson Hill Road, Portchester, NY
Choreography by Rachel Cohen
Clay pots by Leighton Edmondson
Music by Chris Becker
Part of All Fired Up! A Celebration of Clay
All Fired Up! and Racoco Productions in the NY Times.
Posted by Chris Becker at 9:46 AM