Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, mems of Prince Rama, Luyas & more contributed to ‘Debut’ which premieres in NYC
Julianna Barwick at the Guggenheim in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham have a new project called “Debut,” which merges “independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations.” The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny). Here’s more:
“Debut” is an expansive evening of divergent and evolving paths through an experiential narrative, and tells the story of a group of teenagers who break into an abandoned building on the evening of their senior prom. Throughout the evening, the music, lighting, costume and set design will actively evolve to reflect the shifting perspectives of the characters and audience.
The show premieres in Queens on October 7-9 at the Knockdown Center, the same place that hosted Hardcore Activity In Progress and M.I.A. / A$AP Ferg earlier this year. Tickets for all three nights are on sale now. Trailer below.
“Debut” follows Terndrup and Belcham’s production of “The Wilder Papers,” which they staged at the Knockdown Center this past June with music/performances from Barwick, Fleet Foxes’ Skyler Skjelset, Noveller, Porcelain Raft and Hannah Epperson. Check out a video of some highlights below.
Julianna Barwick plays NYC again not longer after “Debut” at the Pitchfork/Blackened Music-presented “Tinnitus” show with Ben Frost and Oneirogen on October 18 at The Wick. Tickets for that show are still available.
Prince Rama are also performing at the NY Art Book Fair.
“Debut” trailer and “The Wilder Papers” highlights video below…