1. music by DAVID LANG | libretto by MARK DION AND DAVID LANG
    directed by BOB McGRATH | conducted by CHRISTOPHER ROUNTREE
    scenic design by MARK DION | production by RIDGE THEATER
    lighting design by CHRIS KUHL | costumes by ALIXA GAGE ENGLUND
    video design by BILL MORRISON | projection design by LAURIE OLINDER

    Featuring:
    Peabody Southwell
    Marc Kudisch
    Robert Osborne
    Timur

    A Ridge Theater Production. Developed and Produced by Beth Morrison Projects. Development support provided by BRIC and MassMoCA.

    Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, Ridge Theater, Justus & Helen Schlichting, Linda & Stuart Nelson, Paul King, Marla & Chris Ahearn. Additional commissioning support provided by BRIC, Nancy & Barry Sanders and Miles & Joni Benickes. Anatomy Theater is funded, in part, by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works, and by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding was provided by the Multi-Arts Production Fund (MAP), the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts and New Music USA.

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

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  2. Anna Kichtchenko performs above Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and in front of Bill Morrison's film, in the Ridge Theater staging of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring".

    FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY

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  3. The Highwater Trilogy
    (35mm, 31 min, 2800ft / 840m, 1:1.33, B/W, Dolby SR, 2006)

    Film by Bill Morrison
    Music by David Lang and Michael Gordon
    Libretto by Deborah Artman

    An environmental meditation told in three parts, using distressed archival images from 1920s newsreels, and set to music by David Lang and Michael Gordon. Ancient newsreel footage of storms, floods and icebergs produce a combination of anxiety and awe when viewed in the wake of recent meteorological disasters.

    Source material: University of South Carolina Newsfilm Library
    Optical printing: Cinema Arts, Inc.
    Produced by Hypnotic Pictures

    Festivals 2006:
    Tribeca, Seattle, Hamburg, Palm Springs Short, Edinburgh, Cork, Nouveau Cinema Montreal, Kassel, IDFA Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro ISFF, Argo (Belgium) Belfast, Némo (Paris),
    Festivals 2007:
    Zone (Belgium), Belfast, Némo (Paris), San Francisco.

    1) “Before I Enter” (8:40)
    Music by David Lang
    Libretto by Deborah Artman
    Performed by Ensemble Signal
    Conducted by Brad Lubman

    2) “How To Pray” (10:44)
    Music by David Lang
    Audrey Riley: cello, hammond organ
    Andrew Zolinsky: piano
    James Woodrow: electric guitar
    Nick Allum & Rob Allum: drums

    3) “What We Build” (11:38)
    Music by Michael Gordon
    Libretto by Deborah Artman
    Performed by Ensemble Signal
    Conducted by Brad Lubman

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  4. “Porch”
    (10', 2006)

    Film by Bill Morrison
    Music by Julia Wolfe
    Libretto by Deborah Artman

    from the multimedia performance
    "Shelter"
    Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, composers
    Deborah Artman, libretto
    Film by Bill Morrison
    Projections by Laurie Olinder
    Performed by Ensemble Muzikfabrik
    and Trio Medieval
    Directed by Bob McGrath
    BAM Next Wave Festival
    BAM Harvey Theater
    Brooklyn, NY
    November 2005 (US premiere)

    Summer evenings and lemonade
    A time when the whole town knew each other and said "hello"

    First came screens against the bugs
    Then came glass against the chill
    Then came walls against the winter

    The street became so loud with cars and trucks
    Passersby diminished
    Inside there is air-conditioning and TV

    In “Porch”, home movies archived at the Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive were edited to Julia Wolfe’s score and Deborah Artman’s libretto.

    In Ms. Artman’s libretto, a family’s front porch evolves into another interior room of their house, in turn reflecting their relationship to a changing community. Morrison’s film traces several families over a number of decades, depicting an innocence that was lost and reclaimed.

    Ms. Wolfe’s haunting score is performed by Ensemble Signal, and conducted by Brad Lubman.

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  5. film by bill morrison
    words by mac wellman
    music by david lang
    the difficulty of crossing a field
    jay o. sanders
    harlem string quartet

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