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Automatic Writing

October 26-30, 2022

The Brick, NYC

Object Collection remounts its live, staged adaptation of Robert Ashley’s seminal studio composition, Automatic Writing (1979). The piece premiered in NYC at Incubator Arts Project in 2011, with subsequent performances in London and Birmingham in 2013. This revised adaptation will take place at The Brick in Brooklyn.

On a stage strewn with television monitors, video cameras, and dim pools of slowly shifting light, Object Collection evokes the four characters – or parts –while crafting an environment that aims to heighten the enigma and melancholic mood of the original. Performers inhabit four disparate islands, contributing to a dense sound environment. The result is a mirage-like, transient and vibrant environment, conducive to listening to the music, as well as enriching it.

More about Automatic Writing here.

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