for North

for North is an interdisciplinary project created in collaboration with and performed by Xan Burley, Will Owen, Alex Springer, and Hsiao-Jou Tang. for North is a devotion. We build and rebuild transient architectural borders that expose and confine our pursuant bodies. Each created chamber holds its own familiarity, its own distinct events, its own sonic climate. With every repeated act of constructing space and sound, we are closer and closer to artifact.
December 1-3 at 7:30pm
CPR
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door (cash only)

for North is an interdisciplinary project created by Xan Burley and Alex Springer in collaboration with sound/set designer Will Owen and dance artist Hsiao-Jou Tang. After two years in process, the evening-length piece will premiere at Center for Performance Research, December 1st – 3rd, 2016.

for North is a devotion. We build and rebuild transient architectural borders that expose and confine our pursuant bodies. Each created chamber holds its own familiarity, its own distinct events, its own sonic climate. Much of the score is generated live from sound captured by microphones attached to our bodies. These sounds are sampled, looped and doctored with filters or manipulations of speed whilst in performance. As the work unfolds, they may undergo erasure and replacement or linger as remnants. With every repeated act of constructing space and sound, we are closer and closer to artifact.

for North was developed with the support of CPR’s Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence program as well as the organization’s first ever week-long technical residency. The residencies provided 100 hours of low cost rehearsal space and one week of exclusive access to CPR’s flexible performance space, with additional support provided by CPR’s resident Technical Director and General Manager.

 

Xan Burley + Alex Springer / the Median Movement

Choreography: Xan Burley + Alex Springer with the performers

Performance: Xan Burley, Will Owen, Alex Springer + Hsiao-Jou Tang

Sound/Set Design: Will Owen

Lighting: Andy Dickerson

Costume Design: Katherine Ferrier

 

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