One of New York’s preeminent new music pianists/composers, Eleonor Sandresky brings us the West Coast Premiere of her evening-length work, The Wonder Suit Show: A Space Odyssey. Originally premiered in the Fall of 2016 in New York, the show uses live piano and recorded space sounds from NASA to transport audiences to outer space, weaving a sonic tale of discovery suspended in time. The performance features Eleonor’s invention – The Wonder Suit – a wearable, remote sensor interface integrating live electronics with the pianist’s movements. The evening will conclude with a PRISM Series audience Q&A focused on the artist’s creative journey towards becoming a ‘choreographic pianist.’
About Eleonor Sandresky
“Her (musical) language is of a decidedly minimalist stripe, but with ever-varying qualities of touch, register and intensity.” – TimeOut NY
“Lovely… enigmatic” – The New York Times
“Witty, liberating” – The Village Voice
As a composer, Eleonor’s music has been featured at Cannes and on MTV and can be heard on Koch International, One Soul Records, ERM Media, and Albany Records. She has received grants and commissions from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, ASCAP, American Music Center, New Music USA and Meet the Composer and has been a composer-in-residence at Yaddo, STEIM, and The MacDowell Colony. As a pianist, she has performed and premiered new works by composers including Steve Reich, Egberto Gismonti, Don Byron, Guy Klucevsek, Eve Beglarian, and David Lang. She has recorded for CRI, Nonesuch, New World Records, Mode Records, and Orange Mountain Music and plays concerts throughout the world. Since joining the Philip Glass Ensemble in 1991, she has been deeply involved in live music and film performances as performer, conductor and composer. She is co-founder and director emeritus of the MATA Festival and has been producing live film and orchestra events for The Leonard Bernstein Office since 2010. She is managed by Price Rubin & Partners.