|Jacob Felix Heule||Christine Bonansea (photo by Yvonne Portra)|
The Center for New Music is partnering with The Contemporary Jewish Museum to present four site-specific performances as part of the upcoming exhibition “Work In Progress: Considering Utopia.” The performances will be presented by improvising duos consisting of one musician and one dancer.
Occurring within the gallery, these performances will “activate” Ohad Meromi’s sculpture 1967 and the gallery itself. Meromi is an Israeli artist based out of New York whose work is being exhibited on the west coast for the first time. 1967 is an interactive installation inspired by the community stage in the kibbutz. The work explores the concept of utopia through the lens of the kibbutz across time.
Christine Bonansea is a dance performing artist and choreographer. She has performed with numbers of companies including Faustin Linyekula, Companie Allias, La ALTERNATIVA, Sara Shelton Mann, Tino Sehgal, Nita Little, and more recently Katie Duck. Commissioned by festival organizations or residency programs, her recent pieces have been seen at Movement research-New York City, ODC-San Francisco, Portland, Dock 11- Berlin and will be seen at the Whenever wherever Festival-Tokyo 2013. Bonansea’s work has been supported by Theater Bay Area CASH Grant, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the French Consulate of San Francisco.
Jacob Felix Heule is a percussionist and electronic musician focused on sound-oriented improvisation following the traditions of electro-acoustic improv, noise, and 20th-century composition. His playing embraces both rough-edged intensity and disciplined instrumental technique. The primary content of his music arises from a heightened awareness of the physicality of sound – vibrating material objects creating air pressure waves. His playing is minimalist in allowing the raw sounds of objects to stand on their own: The material is the music. Heule’s Norwegian/American acoustic noise ensemble Sult has been actively touring the US and Europe, and released its second album, Harm, in 2013.
The full slate of performances:
Jacob Felix Heule & Christine Bonansea
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 | 6:30-7:15pm
Steve Adams & Shinichi Iova-Koga
Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 | 6:30-7:15pm
Jon Raskin & Justin Morrison
Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 | 6:30-7:15pm
Larry Ochs & Dohee Lee
Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 | 6:30-7:15pm