We are excited to announce two presentations by our 2022 Creative Fellows in residence with the company: Overhear 意聽 by JU-EH and Testify (the worst is yet to come) by Nile Harris.
As part of their Fellowship during our 50th Anniversary season, PCC has commissioned and supported the generation of a new work by JU-EH and Nile, which we will present in November 2022 and January 2023.
Nearly 50 years ago, when Ping Chong started making performance work, he created an artistic home by establishing Ping Chong and Company. This artistic home has been a place of mentorship and creativity for many artists over the years; and we deepen this commitment through the Creative Fellowship. The Fellowship engages artists to learn from the body of PCC’s work and methodologies; and receive mentorship and guidance on their career and creative goals. These new projects are generated from research and engagement with the Ping Chong and Company production archive.
ABOUT THE PROJECTS and ARTISTS
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 7:30pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
This is a free event, with registration required.
JU-EH will offer a guiding voice as you experience an immersive sound experience in various physical positions/locations (wandering, sitting, standing, lying down, shoes on/off) in a 3000 square feet music hall with a 52-speaker reverb system.
Since the beginning of 2022, JU-EH has built a new microtonal spatial instrument, 意聼 (pronounced YI TING, which is also the poetic translation of OVERHEAR). JU-EH has sourced software developers and audio engineers to code and design this instrument specifically for JU-EH's creative workflow.
You are invited to be early adoptors in this conceptual artwork. Overhear 意聽 is presented as an interactive, process oriented workshop for facilitating live creation between the artist and audience, informed organically in real-time.
JU-EH is a male soprano specializing in developing non-human roles envisioning a new era of utilizing opera as a meta-emotional vehicle. As a composer, director, improvisor, and sound conceptualist, JU-EH has built a software synthesizer with coders and spatial sound designers to address microtonality, human voice as sonic sculptures. This is a pioneering concept in understanding human relationships from the perspective of voice, body, and technology. JU-EH has initiated projects that defy genre, period, or easy categorization including 1st Clubhouse episodic opera “ASIAN CASTA DIVA,” for the #StopAsianHate movement with an interactive virtual monument on Mozilla Hubs; JU-EH’s audio/visual NFT collection “仚 Hint” has just won the 2022 Future Arts Awards by Mozaik. Find out more on ju-eh.com.
Testify (the worst is yet to come)
Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 7:00pm and Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 1:00pm
Presented in association with the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival
Shiva Theater, The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets are $25 and General Access tickets will be on sale November 10th.
Testify (the worst is yet to come) is a lecture on absence, abjection, and American nationalism. Navigating through the anonymous logic of the internet, where everyone has an opinion, this solo performance, or incellectual rant, poses a rhetorical insurrection of the priorities of neoliberalism and pays homage to the memory of a friend gone too soon.
About Nile Harris
Nile Harris is a director and performer of live works of art. He has done a few things and hopes to do a few more, God willing.