HOUSE of YES
2 Wyckoff Ave. Brooklyn, NY
Thursday May 11th. 7pm doors
Steve Reich’s Drumming: A Group Hallucination
This is a group hallucination and you’re invited.
We give you the classical icon Steve Reich‘s minimalist masterpiece “Drumming”. As if this wasn’t enough, we add the gravity-defying ecstasy of House of Yes. The outcome is group synesthesia. Through the use of video projections, dance, and aerial, guests will find themselves inside of the phases and experience themselves out of body.
House of Yes’ brilliant aerialists will be joined by Katherine Crockett and Lisa Natoli.
Also on the program: Steve Reich’s gorgeous “Electric Counterpoint” performed by Daniel Lippel, guitar, Francoise Voranger, and Zoob Fernandez.
Curated by :: Daisy Press, Justin Ahiyon, Anya Sapozhnikova
Performed by :: Sandbox Percussion and House of Yes company dancers and aerialists.
For those yet uninitiated…
Stephen Michael “Steve” Reich is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.
Reich’s style of composition influenced many composers and groups. His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns and the use of simple, audible processes to explore musical concepts (for instance, Pendulum Music and Four Organs). These compositions, marked by their use of repetitive figures, slow harmonic rhythm and canons, have significantly influenced contemporary music, especially in the US. Reich’s work took on a darker character in the 1980s
Reich is one of “a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and he may…be considered, by general acclamation, America’s greatest living composer.
Drumming was composed for a nine-piece percussion ensemble with female voices and piccolo. Drumming marked the beginning of a new stage in his career.
Doors at 7 | Show at 8
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::::::: Community and Accessibility :::::::
This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated at our House. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level and handicap accessible. Gender neutral bathrooms are easily located in the main room.