Traveling, performing, making, dressing and more...

Merce Cunningham RIP

I just heard today that Merce Cunningham passed away last night.

I am saddened by the news but honored to have had the rare opportunity to work with him. Here are some of my favorite memories from my residency with Merce and DIA:Beacon from past year. 

It was so weird too. As I was getting my store blog ready to show I posted some photos of him in a slideshow that has photos of influences for this coming fall season. I put his picture in the slide show 4 times in a row, as a tribute to him, not knowing that he had passed away earlier in the evening.  

Performing with Merce was one of the highlights of my sound career. I am proud to be a part of his musicians roster which consists of some of the best names in the sound field:

Maryanne Amacher, Robert Ashley, Larry Austin, David Behrman, Pierre Boulez, Paul Bowles, Earle Brown, Gavin Bryars, John Cage, Andrew Culver, Stuart Dempster, Baby Dodds, John Driscoll, Brian Eno, Morton Feldman, Serge Garrant, Jon Gibson, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Alexei Haieff, Josef Matthias Hauer, Pierre Henry, Lou Harrison, Alan Hovhaness, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ben Johnston, Norman Lloyd, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier, Martin Kalve, John King, Takehisa Kosugi, Gordon Mumma, Conlon Nancarrow, Bo Nilsson, Pauline Oliveros, Emanuel Dimas di Melo Pimenta, Maxwell Powers, Michael Pugliese, Radiohead, Pat Richter, Erik Satie, Pierre Schaffer, Sigur Ros, Mikel Rouse, Igor Stravinsky, Ivan Tcherpnin, Yasunao Tone, Gregory Tucker, David Tudor, Ben Weber, Chou Wen-Chung, Christian Wolff, La Monte Young, and Walter Zimmermann.




Team Richard Serra, Merce Cunningham, Maria Chavez, Newton Armstrong, David Linton and Stephan Moore.

With Jasper Johns and Merce Cunningham. What a thrilling moment in time. They both loved that I was Peruvian. It was sweet.

A dancer in the studio working even after the practice period was finished.

My set up for "Experiments in the Studio" at Merce's studio in the West Village:

A large poster of Merce's partner John Cage hung in the main lobby. A sweet reminder of an amazing duo.



My favorite moment at the DIA:Beacon. Coming to the museum on the first day of our residency. As soon as I saw this Serra structure, I knew it had to be mine. Which goes against all of my practices about ownership, but I let this slide...how many times can one claim a Serra sculpture as theirs for a week?

Merce looking on as his dancers warm up. Merce simply clapped his hands and counted a rhythm. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4......It was beautiful to hear and watch.


Thanks to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for inviting me to be a part of such an amazing residency. It is truly something I will never forget. RIP.



WHEN AND WHERE I'LL BE 2010

May 15 2010

Brecht Forum with Gene Coleman

Brooklyn, New York, US



May 18 2010

Outpost 186, May 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Boston, Massachusetts, US



May 19 2010

Strange, May 2010 Tour with Seeded Plain

Portland, Maine


May 20 2010

L’Envers, May 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Montreal, Quebec, CA



May 21 2010

May 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Toronto, CA



May 22 2010

Dreamland Theater, May 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Detroit, Michigan



May 23 2010

Robinwood Concert House, May 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Toledo, Ohio


May 25 2010

Enemy, May 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Chicago, Illinois


May 26 2010

Sugar Maple, May 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Milwaukee, WI


May 27 2010

The Ritz Theater, May Tour 2010 w/ Seeded Plain

Minneapolis, MN



May 28 2010

Ames
Progressive, May 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Ames, Iowa



May 29 2010

Bemis Center, MAY 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Omaha, Nebraska



May 30 2010

Clawfoot House, May 2010 Tour w/ Seeded Plain

Lincoln, Nebraska



Jun 13 2010

Whitebox Gallery

NYC, New York



Jul 1 2010

Whitney Museum, Christian Marclay Retrospective w/ Marina Rosenfeld

NYC, New York



Jul 2 2010

Whitney Museum, Christian Marclay Retrospective w/ Elliot Sharp

NYC, New York



Jul 3 2010

Whitney Museum, Christian Marclay Retrospective w/ Elliot Sharp

NYC, New York



Jul 4 2010

Whitney Museum, Christian Marclay Retrospective w/ Elliot Sharp

NYC, New York



Jul 9 2010

Whitney Museum, Christian Marclay Retrospective w/ Marina Rosenfeld

NYC, New York



Jul 11 2010

Whitney Museum, Christian Marclay Retrospective w/ Alan Licht and Lee Ranaldo

NYC, New York

HOUNDSTOOTH ON FADER TV

Looking

Loading...