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Brian McCorkle is a composer, musician, and performer. In addition to his work as What Color is Your Machine Gun? 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. PPL is currently developing a new piece, Embarrassed of the Whole.
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
For this workshop, we will be reviewing our materials generated so far and then each devising individual or collaborative operations for performance.
2-3pm: MATERIALS REVIEW
3-5pm: OPERATION GENERATION
5:30-7: OPERATION SHARING + DINNER
8pm-10pm: PERFORMANCE OF OPERATIONS
To participate as an operations generator, please arrive by 2pm.
Audience-witness-participants are also welcome to arrive at 8pm to experience the work in a more presentational/participatory manner.
DINNER is for operations generators only and will have vegetarian and vegan options.
EotW is a sequence of processes involving experiments into constructivity of the personal and social.