Pictured: Composer Wayne Horvitz and Choreographer Yukio Suzuki
Seattle-based composer/pianist Wayne Horvitz, audio engineer and producer Tucker Martine, Japanese dancer/choreographer Yukio Suzuki and Japanese video artist Yohei Saito will be in residence at Centrum in 2012 for a three-week period to create 55: Music and Dance in Concrete. The new multimedia piece will receive its world premiere September 22-23, 2012 in Fort Worden State Park’s historic batteries and cistern on as part of Centrum’s Reverberations festival.
The artists created the work over the last four months. A portion of the music, which features 55 short improvised and 55 composed works, was recorded in the Dan Harpole Cistern in the Park, world-renowned for its 45-second reverberation time.
As part of the presentation, Yukio Suzuki and his dance troupe from Japan will perform at 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, and 4:00 PM, lasting approximately 30 minutes, on top of the gun emplacement platforms on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. A Discover Pass is not required for entry into the Park for this event.
Walking attire is recommended. Limited shuttle service is available for mobility impaired patrons. For directions and more information, call (360) 385-3102, ext. 110.
55: Music and Dance in Concrete has received initial funding from the MAP Fund and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, as well as support from the Arizona State University Art Museum where it will be presented following its premiere in Port Townsend. The project is also supported by the Japan Foundation through the PerformingArtsJAPAN program. The Centrum Artist Residency program is made possible by support from the Washington State Arts Commission and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
Learn more about the project on our Reverberations page.