OtB’s Sound Technician Julian Martlew has been working with El Gallo's string octet since Sunday and had offered more insight into the music. Describing it as full-on classical with postmodern techniques (such as bow scrapes and playing rhythm on the instruments), Julian said the original composition splits the musicians into 2 quartets who have 2 different sets of music.
The Mexico City-based Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes has been seen across 5 continents at some of the most prestigious festivals and venues, including everything from Germany’s Hebbel am Ufer (also known as the home of OtB alums Rimini Protokoll) to the Lincoln Center in NYC.
OtB has enjoyed a dynamic relationship with these zoe|juniper for the past 6 years or so. During this time, Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey have created 3 evening length works and garnered critical praise, grant support and touring opportunities nationally and internationally. OtB has used our relationship with Zoe and Juniper as a case study for how we help artists develop and grow.
Angélica Liddell was the toast of the 2010 Avignon Festival. Her featured show was 5 hours long and it took 2 nights for me to muster enough energy and sobriety to see it. Funny thing is that Angelica has a difficult time staying sober during her performance too. When negotiating for her to bring this solo show to Seattle, we learned that she has to take a day off and skip Saturday to let the alcohol escape her body. Angelica’s work is difficult.