The Neave Trio performs as part of David Michalek's D-CELL: an Exhibition & Durational Perfo


The Neave Trio performs music by Morton Feldman live as part of D-CELL, an Exhibition & Durational Performance in two parts, conceived and directed by multi-disciplinary visual artist David Michalek this month at PS21, the open-air performing arts center in Chatham, NY. Performances for 50 audience members per show are scheduled for:

September 6: 11am-2pm

September 7: 5-8pm

September 11: 5-8pm

September 12: 11am-2pm

The performances are free, with advance registration.

Michalek's SlowDancingLive1, created in 2020, will be premiered during these performances. Utilizing PS21’s architecture, grounds, and trails as media canvas, dancers from BodySonnet, Peridance, Gallim and The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform decelerated sequences on sand-covered raised platforms stationed throughout the landscape. The Neave Trio will perform live in music by Morton Feldman, whose compositions “seldom rise above a whisper . . . glacially slow and snowily soft” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker).

In addition, Michalek's video installation Portraits in Dramatic Time from 2010 will be screened in the evenings, with live music performed the Neave Trio. Portraits in Dramatic Time was commissioned by Lincoln Center Festival and the Lincoln Center Public Art Fund. In it, Michalek utilizes ultra-high-speed cameras to record scenes with well-known theater and film performers which, when played back, unfold at a glacial pace, thereby creating new layers of scenic content and meaning. Portraits in Dramatic Time features leading actors including Lili Taylor, William H. Macy, Patti LuPone, Holly Hunter, Alan Rickman, Ludivigne Sagnier, and Liev Schreiber.

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