DIVISION

A new work commissioned by the Brian Brooks Moving Company

Division, a collaboration with choreographer Brian Brooks, has been on tour after an amazing showing at Guggenheim Works & Process. My score for this mesmerizing dance work is an electronic composition created completely from electronically processing the sound of rubbing two pieces of wood together.  DIVISION had its NYC premiere at the Joyce June 2-4, 2015.

A recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, Brian Brooks creates dances that test the edges of physical endurance, making “you feel the excitement of the pure-movement experiment in every moment” (The New York Times). His Joyce engagement features a world premiere; a New York premiere set to Steve Reich’s “Vermont Counterpoint;” and two of Brooks’ most recent works—Division, in which the company navigates through an ever-shifting maze of movable and hand-held surfaces, and Torrent, which sends dancers soaring to a revelatory score by Max Richter as they fluctuate between orderly patterns and unrestricted turbulence.

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