Breath Beneath

14 - 15 Sep 2017
Various locations


PRISM Quartet, Breath Beneath, 2017. Photo by Jon Rohrer.


PRISM Quartet, Breath Beneath, 2017. Photo by Jon Rohrer.


PRISM Quartet, Breath Beneath, 2017. Photo by Jon Rohrer.

PRISM Quartet presents two pilot performance for its discovery project Breath Beneath—an investigation of the artistic possibilities that arise at the intersection of saxophone music, technology, and durational visual art. The performance will feature the world premieres of Cha, a film work by videographer Bill Morrison and programmer Ryan Holsopple that uses infrared cameras and air sensors to visualize the ensemble's breath passing through saxophones, as they perform Julia Wolfe's 2015 composition Cha. Also included will be a performance of Waveguide Model I, created by filmmaker and designer Mark DeChiazza and composer Dan Trueman, that offers a real-time interactive system to capture PRISM's breath, finger motions, frequency, pitch, and volume, and transform them into raw visual materials; as well as works by filmmaker Eli Stine, composer Kati Agócs, and composer and videographer Jacob TV. The program will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Victoria Brooks, curator of time-based visual arts at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).

See a full schedule of events below.

September 14 at 7 p.m.
Drexel University, URBN Center Annex, Black Box Theater, Philadelphia

September 15 at 8 p.m.
3-Legged Dog, 80 Greenwhich Street, New York