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Brian McCorkle


Brian McCorkle is a composer, performer, and digital artist. In addition to his solo work and with the composer's collective Varispeed, he is the Co-Director of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) with Esther Neff. PPL makes large scale performance art operas in addition to duo and small group performances around the world. PPL also operates a space for experimental music and performance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



Listen to PPL's first full-length recording of their 2011 opera, Institute_Institut


These are some excerpts from operas composed with and for the Panoply Performance Laboratory:
Any Size Mirror is a Dictator
The Last Dreams of Helene Weigel
On the Cranial Nerves of Barbarians


Embarrassed of the Whole

Wednesday, February 1st 2017 to Tuesday, February 28th 2017

EotW is concerned with (such) holistic totalitarianisms and the generally extractive+coercive use of "analytics" and "choice-determinant" systems, situating and then practicing some critically-related/anti-holistic operations which rupture, puncture, and otherwise make hol-y some deontic subjecthoods and failures to completely objectify, functionalize, and make mimetic particular (how human?) ways of becoming.

"Embarrassed of the Whole" was devised over the course of a couple of years as an investigation into relationships between conceptual holism and totalitarianism/colonialism/universalism/digital and corporate (+ otherwise non"somatic") "personhood"+++: investigations were then used to construct a hypothesizing online survey to be taken by Users, now Userships/lines of inquiry generate and rhizomatically discourse throughout and across February 2017 as practical philosophy presenting, performed in collaboration with, as directed by, and operated by PPL and/or the following Users/operators/"real" persons and "artificial intelligences."


Friday, February 3, 8pm: “Christen”

Saturday, February 4, 3pm-6pm: “Nina Isabelle” 8pm: “samuel,” 9:30pm: “Geraldo”

Sunday, February 5, 8pm: first iteration of “johannagilje”(several times "as occurence")

Monday, February 6, 8pm: “aliftig,” 9pm:“elizabethalamb”

Tuesday, February 7, 8pm: "diane"

Wednesday, February 8, 8pm: “Sumo”

Friday, February 10, 8pm: “huckjackhexjar”

Saturday, February 11, 6pm-8pm: “LukeJM,” 9pm: “Tsedaye,” 10pm: “jgladstone”

Tuesday, February 14, 4pm-8pm: “lovelovelove,” 9pm: “belel”

Wednesday, February 15, 8pm: “daver,” 9:30pm: “crossoffice”


Thursday, February 16, 8pm: “Jessica”
Friday, February 17, 7pm: “Valera,” 8pm: “Zhen,” 9pm: “Aranzazu,”10pm: “raziaisthenameofmycat”
Saturday, February 18, 4pm-6pm: “ElaineThap,” 8pm: “aevi and me”
Wednesday, February 22, 7pm: “jamieburkart,” 8pm: “BenjaminL/T-S,” 9pm: “Adrift Dismantled”
Thursday, February 23, 8:00pm: “Violistakaren,” 9pm: “IV,” 10pm: “Sierra.Elena”
Friday, February 24, 8pm: “Valerie Kuehne,” 9:30pm: “It’s Me,” 10pm: “2sad4dismrkfrshspnch,” 11pm-exhaustion: “abandonedtires”
Saturday, February 25, 7pm: “ilzost,” 8pm: “imageobject,” 9pm: “cafecafè”
Sunday, February 26, 5pm-unknown: “dahvvv”
Monday, February 27, 8pm: “lolotrashbo,” "gantttt"
February 28, 8pm: “tinyfruit”

*Users who selected option "F" generate likelihoods and may or may not be "performed" in forms recognizable as "performance" at some point or throughout the month: "Rae" “Christine O” “BluMom” “laureljay” “hollowobscenity” “cat” “linzdrury” “MatthewGGannt” “Linda” “me” “ultradella” “pmqwerty” “Cbxtn” "Queena"

Performance days are "pay what you can" and open to the public, check back here for daily starting and halting times. BYOB.

We are not whole / You Complete Me / use me / this is not my system / we are not chaotic, we are chaos / we the (un)incorporated

The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival : DAY 5 : Jeff Young/Anaïs Maviel/ellen o/Naked Roots Conducive

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Naked Roots Conductive & The Super Coda are THRILLED to present the first annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival.


We will no longer force experience from experiment. We will create a context in which song once again births ritual. We will perform in protest of prescription bullshit and radio decay. We'll attempt to witness song writing and sung performance from as many different angles as possible: from inception to decay, from influx to arborescence, from the entertaining to the funereal. We will dance between the lines of song and narrative, explosively. DAY FIVE :


8p @ Panoply Performance Laboratory -

Jeff Young -

Anaïs Maviel -

ellen o -

Naked Roots Conducive -

$10-20 at the door

(no one turned away)

Help the traveling artists cover their costs!!!!! -

to read more about what this is happening go here -

fight off your demons.

Say Something In a Little Bit of Time

Wednesday, October 28th 2015

Say Something In a Little Bit of Time


Have been thinking more about the birthday show. I would like to have 10 five minute sets. Some solo, some duo. The theme would be say something in a little bit of time. The lab part would be the challenge of the five minute set. 10 sets equal 50. Does that sound cool?


Rita Stein
Sam Gordon
Rob Price
Brian McCorkle
Brendan Landis
Valerie Kuehne and Natasha Steinbach
Fester w/ Sean Ali
Lipchitz w/ Ryan Krause
Michael Foster
Dear Nugget w/ Aliza Simons


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