This March marks the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s iconic minimalist work In C, which will be showcased in a new production called “Beyond the Machine 14.1” at the Juilliard School’s Willson Theater School on March 26 and 27. “Beyond the Machine 14.1” is a multimedia production that incorporates dance, film, and interactive projection designs, using 53 short dance sequences filmed to correspond with the piece’s 53 musical units. Performers will include Juilliard video performing artist Brittany Vicars and the Juilliard Electric Ensemble; Juilliard faculty member and dance historian Rachel Straus and choreographer Rebecca Lazier will give a pre-performance talk about the history of the work and other adaptations. The performances are part of a four-day festival produced by Juilliard’s Center for Innovation in the Arts (formerly the Music Technology Center), which is under the direction of Juilliard faculty member Edward Bilous. “Beyond the Machine 14.2” on March 28 and 29 will feature world premieres by Juilliard composers Elizabeth Derham, Sam Jones, and Molly Joyce, featuring their music based on short films submitted to Juilliard by film schools in Paris, London, and Florida.
Posted March 6, 2014