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SYSTOLE AND DIASTOLE

At the Long House Gardens Foundation in East Hampton, NY

2004

 

A site-specific collaborative theater piece, conceived, designed and directed by Maria Pessino, on the themes of the Minoan Myths of the Labyrinth.

 

Texts by Borges, Samuel Beckett and Maria Pessino.

Music by Patrick Grant

Costume design by Carlos Soto

 

PATRICK GRANT ( Composer )

Patrick Grant is a composer/performer living in New York City and creates music for a wide range of media. A native of Detroit, MI (aka Motown), he moved to NYC in the mid-80s where he studied at the Juilliard School, worked on John Cage’s production team, and produced his first recordings at Philip Glass’ studio.

He has created scores for theatrical visionaries Gerald Thomas, Robert Wilson, The Living Theatre and is performed extensively by theater troupes in Brazil. In 2009 he created the MMiX Festival of Interactive Music Technology in NYC, an event co-sponsored by Ableton (LIVE 8) and WNYC Radio.

Recently he music directed the premieres of his realization of the Morton Feldman/Samuel Beckett opera “Neither” in Vienna, returned to Europe and Brazil for new works in concert and theater, and created “H2Opus: Fluid Soundscapes by Multiple Composers” for Make Music New York 2010.

As a presenter, his Strange Music Inc. has produced scores of new music concerts in the alternative spaces of New York City, in art galleries, theaters, factory lofts and clubs, since 1998.

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CARLOS SOTO ( Costume Design )

Having withdrawn from studies in Art History and Literature at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Soto entered on a long-term collaboration with director and artist Robert Wilson, with whom he has worked since 1997 as a performer, designer and assistant. Dissatisfied with formal education, he embarked on a mission of self-guided artistic practice, collaborating with artists spanning theatre, dance and contemporary art, presenting work at the Guggenheim Museum, Wiener Festwochen, Walker Art Center, Whitney Biennial, Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, Joyce SoHo, HERE Arts Center, Kampnagel Kulturfabrik, etc.

Soto’s recent work, GIRLMACHINE, created in collaboration with Charles Chemin, was presented as part of Performa 09; PigPigPig (2010) was performed at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art as part of the Qui Vive? Biennial; Have Mercy on Me, a durational work, was created for the Watermill Center’s 2010 Annual Summer Benefit. He has led several workshops, lectures and performances in Berlin, Hamburg, Istanbul, New York and Vienna, and taken part in several international group exhibitions and biennials. In 2011, Soto performed in Robert Wilson and Marina Abramović’s Life and Death of Marina Abramović at the Manchester International Festival, and will design the costumes for the revival of Wilson's and Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach. He is presently preparing a new work to be presented as part of the Guggenheim Museum's Works & Process in 2011.

 

CAST

Jacqui Leader, Elaine Grove, Evan Thomas, Camille Hollander, Debbie Klighers, Suynan Rudick, Nixon Beltran, Janice Bishop, Clifton Nordemeier, Mickay Mc Cay, Ashely Freesa, Rachel Haab, Dezary Klughers, Sadie Klueghers, Sky Marilgold, Gabrielle Raacke, Tomas Majerski, Nasimi Massi, Rebecca Massi.

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