Roulette will be presenting new works by Josiah Cuneo with music group Dissemble, performing live on September 23, 2014, at 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.
Emerging through collaboration and improvisation under the direction of Josiah Cuneo, the musical group Dissemble will provide a live acoustic performance of aleatoric compositions to accompany the debut of Scenes, a four part video piece exploring the nature of personal transformation through contemporary dance and movement.
Written and directed by Josiah Cuneo in concert with New York based dancers, actors, and musicians, Scenes, evinces a world of daydreams and longing against the quiet backdrop of the quotidian. Here, sequences of narratives unfold on screen, contemplated in tandem with Dissemble’s complex system of extemporized musical scores.
Comprised of a string and percussion quartet, led by Josiah Cuneo on percussion, featuring Jessica Pavone and Leanne Darling on viola, and Dan Arnow on upright bass, Dissemble’s compositions involve melding arrangement and spontaneity, utilizing the video pieces as their inspiration and underlying structure while also taking visual cues from Cuneo; guiding time, cadence, and interaction.