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Giacometti players

La Plaza – Alberto Giacometti – 1947-48 I told James early on that I felt that the players should be like Giacometti figures…

05. January 2013 by benjamin
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Model work

Kim and I made a model at about 1/20th scale of the stage area in Winthrop Hall. It may prove very useful indeed. I don’t have precise measurements, but I estimated the stage surface as 15 meters wide and 21 … Continue reading

01. January 2013 by benjamin
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Simultaneous Tableaux

click to animate Abandoning synchronicity invites simultaneity. The temporal unit for the players, movers, supers, the stagehand Kuroko, is the entire song. So let’s show different moments simultaneously, like some medieval paintings. Let’s sometimes have frozen players in different spots … Continue reading

29. December 2012 by benjamin
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Players in Tableaux vivants

One my first mental images of the piece involved people on stage surrounding a figure, firing off flashes like paparazzi. A paparazzi passion. I thought of the people on stage as Ninjas, in reference to a job I had for … Continue reading

28. December 2012 by benjamin
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Bye bye synchronicity

I first considered trying to get custom software written to enable subtle synchronicity between the live music and the lighting. The idea was to process the audio signal and output DMX controls. An approach that fits into Jim Campbell’s ironic … Continue reading

21. December 2012 by benjamin
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