Thursday, July 30, 2009

60x60 Dance @ Galapagos, NYC (4/7/09) [Pluta/Fotheringham]

Jonty's Acousmatic Tube Ride
Music: Sam Pluta
Dance: Julie Fotheringham

Sam Pluta is a composer and performer of electronic, improvised, and notated musics. His works have been performed and commissioned by Dave Eggar, Wet Ink Ensemble, Prism Quartet, Teresa McCollough, and the Allsar Quartet. As a laptop musician he has composed improvised works for his bands Glissando Bin Laden, exclusiveOr, and Prince of Neckebeards as well as works for solo performance and large ensembles. Sam holds a MA from the University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing his DMA from Columbia University. Sam's music is available on Quiet Design, and SEAMUS labels. Jonty's Acousmatic Tube Ride, a riff on plastic straws, is written in honor of BEAST leader Jonty Harrison.

Julie Fotheringham performed as a dancer/acrobat in Cirque du Soleil before coming to New York to make her own work. Here she has shown her contemporary dance/performance art solos is various venues including Dance New Amsterdam, The Living Theatre, and Monkeytown. She also brings her work to unsuspecting audiences with her uninvited guerrilla improvisations in public spaces.

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