Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble
Established in 1997, the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble is a permanent collective of jazz musicians, modern dancers, and actors. Performers collaborate through an ensemble-based process to create politically-charged, original works.
"U Do Ubu"
Potato-Heads, Tweets & Royalturds to Live Music - Strike Anywhere soundpaints excerpts from Ubu Roi plunging into the absurdity of the current news cycle. A live-composition crafted in the moment with jazz musicians, actors and dancers.
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Letter of Marque Theater Company
Since 2013, Letter of Marque Theater Company, a proudly Brooklyn-based non-profit, has been offering plays, tours, festivals, ensemble training, and improv classes. LOM's mission is to spread ensemble culture through inclusive, responsive, and accessible theater. LOM envisions a future in which success is pursued collectively, and ensemble ideology is a vital part of healthy communities.
An original play created, composed, and performed right in front of your eyes about the feasibility of the future and the potentiality of next. This is the story about universal uncertainty of what's happening, and the everyday things we all do that keep us going. Inspired by Bon Iver's "22." Based on audience suggestions.
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"A People's History of Silicon Valley Pt. 2"
This new theater piece from Casual FreyDay (Julia Frey and Sam Day Harmet) examines the the absurdity, savior complexes, labor abuses, and income disparities of Silicon Valley, scrutinizing and satirizing techno-utopianism using its own digital tools including a live Soundpainted synthesizer soundtrack and a performer-driven multimedia environment. Casual FreyDay is joined by guest synthesizer performers Erica Mancini and Steve LaRosa.
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Brooklyn Soundpainting Company
"Precipice" is a soundpainted exploration of the NY Times Op-Doc "Ten MeterTower", by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson. Brooklyn Soundpainting Company is a collective of NYC-based theater artists training to use the language of soundpainting in theater since 2007.
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Jonathan Checler, Live Projection Artist
Jonathan Checler is a French-American artist, born in Paris and now living and working in Brooklyn, New York. In Paris, Checler studied stage design and stage direction which heavily influences his visual art practice today. In 2005 Checler moved to New York City. His work explores various mediums such as painting, sculpture, analogue and digital photography, and live performance.
"I.S.B (Interactive Scanner Booth)"
"This installation allow anyone to get a part of their body scan on a regular office scanner and have their scan instantly projected on a surface with a projector. The idea came to me a couple years ago, when I wanted to be able to create digital portraits of my models and have those portrait projected into frames. After researching what would be the most interesting camera for that project I came across a scanner. The benefit of using a scanner is it’s very short focus length, which creates by default a strong chiaroscuro effect therefore a very original imagery. The mechanism of the scanner also takes pictures per lines scanned, and reassembly it into one image. The more the subject moves during the scan the more distort the image will be. It allows the model to interact with the photographic process and create its own unique portrait."
This piece was shown for the first time for the ALT-ESC launch party in November 2016.
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