‘yesterday she plowed the land’: A new ballet by Daniel Wohl, glo & Sonic Generator
A glo / Sonic Generator hybrid performance of amplified orchestra, electronics, and movement, among 54 Columns, activating Sol LeWitt’s art space as a daydream environment. ‘yesterday she plowed the land’ was a world premiere, multi-sensory experience of Paris-born sound artist Daniel Wohl’s improbable vibrations titled CYCLES, which blended electronic music with acoustic instrumentation. Known to create provocative and imaginative pieces, the promising young musician has collaborated with prestigious ensembles, orchestras, filmmakers and notable visual and electronic artists over the span of a few short years.
glo and Georgia Tech Center of Music Technology are expanding their collaborative laboratories with two new projects this Fall. Along with ‘yesterday’ is a duet for Go Pro technologies.
‘yesterday she plowed the land’ brought together longtime collaborators: 6 musicians of Sonic Generator, Georgia Tech’s Ensemble-in-Residence, and 4 glo moving artists. Lauri Stallings’ choreography and movement rituals will landscape the performers amidst LeWitt’s 1999 minimalist public art piece, near the Beltline, in Freedom Park. The performers are Kristina Brown, Jennifer Cara Clark, Stuart Gerber, Ted Gurch, Helen Kim, Cailan Orn, Mary Jane Pennington, Brad Ritchie, Jessica Sherwood, and Tim Whitehead.
glo is a generative platform whose collaborative laboratory builds relationships, mixes identities and recognizes new possibilities through experimental works that induce vulnerability through constructed migrations of movement and community. A nomadic medium, glo’s transhumance has included Creative Time, Big Boi of OutKast, Robert Spano and Atlanta Symphony, The Goat Farm, and numerous Places In Peril across the American South.
ABOUT SONIC GENERATOR
Founded in 2006, Sonic Generator is the contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Georgia Tech dedicated to using technology to transform the ways in which we compose, perform, and listen to music. The group works closely with students and faculty across campus to implement technology in concert and to incorporate new research into live performance.
Sonic Generator presents a diverse lineup of music by composers such as Steve Reich, John Cage, Mario Davidovsky, Brian Eno, Louis Andriessen, and Terry Riley; it is also committed to performing music of younger composers and to commissioning new works. Sonic Generator’s experiments with new technologies have led the group to perform with wine glasses, iPhones, comic strips, car speakers, DJs, and a robotic drummer. The ensemble also frequently collaborates with visual artists to create video projections to accompany its performances.
ABOUT DANIEL WOHL
Daniel Wohl (b. in 1980) is a Paris, France born composer based in Brooklyn, New York, known for seamlessly blending electronics with acoustic instruments, achieving an often “surprising and provocative effect” (NPR). He has produced albums, orchestral and chamber works, film and ballet scores, and has received critical praise as one of his generation’s “imaginative, skillful creators” (New York Times) making work that is “beautiful and original” (Pitchfork).
Commissioned by glo and Sonic Generator with the support of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France to the United States. Presented in partnership with the GVU Center at Georgia Tech, The Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology, The Georgia Tech School of Music and glo. Additional support from Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.