Tonight, three ensembles explore notions of collectivity through music. Polish composer Dominik Strycharski will premiere a live A/V show based on his score for the film Symphony of the Ursus Factory, in which workers of an abandoned tractor factory reenact a day of work. The show includes Warsaw-based jazz/improv musicians, as well as the Ursus Factory’s brass band. London-based Klein and her newly formed live band will present her ever-evolving multisensory show Lifetime, exploring the fragility of one’s culture through memory and loss, using this performance as a tool of preservation. Holly Herndon will present Proto, her new album exploring themes of community and tradition, and testing the boundaries between human and AI creativity.
Mat Dryhurst and Colin Self, performing with Holly Herndon, are supported by We Are Europe.