CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: Screen Play
Friday, November 11, 8 pm
New York-based visual artist and composer Christian Marclay will present Screen Play, a moving image musical score in which Marclay has combined found film footage with computer animation to create a visual projection to be interpreted by live musicians. For tickets, please go to www.performa-arts.org
Three different ensembles take turns adding a live soundtrack to the “video score” including multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp; TOT Trio, comprised of cellist Okkyung Lee, percussionist Tim Barnes, and DJ Toshio Kajiwara; and acclaimed harpist Zeena Parkins directs an ensemble to include percussionists Christine Bard and Jim Pugliese.
Screen Play follows The Bell and the Glass (2003), Marclay’s first experiment using video to convey instructions to musicians, which was commissioned by the Relache ensemble, and premiered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.