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Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica

Dec 2—Dec 5, 2009
RUN TIME: 1hr 10min, no intermission
ALL TICKETS:  $20, 30, 40
December 2009
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Wednesday December 02, 2009
Performances no longer available.

Conceived and composed by DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid/Paul D. Miller
Directed by Bob McGrath

“Tracing connections between Duchamp, Debussy, the Wu Tang Clan... [DJ Spooky] shows how art and idealism can activate each other...”
—The Guardian (UK) on Rhythm Science

Hip-hop savant cum shrewd cultural critic, the tireless DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid/Paul D. Miller has always kept one ear to deftly-crafted sound and the other to social concerns. InTerra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, he heeds the call of a rapidly changing continent by letting it finally speak for itself. 

Based around DJ Spooky's sound recordings in the Antarctic that explore the acoustic qualities of ice,  Terra Nova allows us to encounter the climate crisis with unprecedented intimacy, giving voice to the groaning landscape as it undergoes irrevocable change. Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform live with DJ Spooky's hip-hop and sample-infused soundscape to create a riveting electronic symphony as live video projections reconstruct Antarctica-the real and the imagined-in this acoustic portrait of our embattled Earth.

Performed by DJ Spooky and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Visual design by A.J. Weissbard
Images research and video editing by V-Factory and Jim Findlay 

Commissioned by BAM / 2009 Next Wave Festival, Change Performing Arts, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Hopkins Center / Dartmouth College, UCSB Arts & Lectures, Spoleto 51 / Festival dei 2 Mondi 

Produced by Change Performing Arts with Music+Art Management Executive Production - CRT Artificio