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Re:Sound Migration 2016
February 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST$10
Restaging Cordelia, my composition for Erik Ehn‘s play for Theatre of Yugen (2011, which casted Cordelia as a phantasmagorical Noh warrior) with four musicians and three performative filmmakers performing in an abandoned ammunition magazine as hundreds of thousands of birds pause briefly on their migration.
I wrote the piece for a hyperlocal, idiosyncratic Noh chorus and hayashi ensemble (Noh-bayashi 能囃子) of bass flute, piccolo snare, sruti box and voice. The Re:Sound edition focuses on two sources for the original composition: Peter Brook’s King Lear and that other dad, and will be a work-in-progress showing of kono shimai tachi [ these sisters ], a multi-channel interpolation of two contemplations of young women: Shakespeare’s / Ehn’s Cordelia (King Lear) and Harper Lee’s Scout (To Kill A Mockingbird).
These separated literary characters met as while I was composing Yugen’s score, creating a charged palette of text, sound, cinematic artifact and private anguish. In collaboration the Re:Sound ensemble, Cordelia and Scout finally convene in a complex, layered meditation. Monochromatic, textured and distressed, the film is built from recontextualized content and found footage.
The performers for Re:Sound:
- Steve Adams, Bass Flute
- Alfonso Alvarez, Performative Projection / Sruti Box
- Dyemark, Performative Projection / Sruti Box
- John Hanes, Piccolo Snare
- Dana Iova-Koga, Movement
- Shinichi Iova-Koga, Movement
- Katherine McDonald, Voice
It’s a two-day festival with a distinguished roster. I am grateful to be included. See it all.