Glossary

Contributors

Charles Curtis is a concert cellist and frequent collaborator with composers La Monte Young, Éliane Radigue, Morton Feldman, Terry Jennings, Alison Knowles, and Alvin Lucier.

Erik DeLuca is a composer, sound artist, and sound studies scholar who has a Ph.D from the University of Virginia.

Jacqueline Caux is a documentary and experimental filmmaker. Her work focuses on avant-garde music from techno to minimalism, postmodern performance and dance, and performance.

María Chavez is an abstract turntablist, sound artist, and DJ. Accidents, coincidence, and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations, and other works with her solo turntable performance practice. 

James Fei is a composer and artist whose work often focuses on electronic and acoustic feedback. He is Associate Professor of Electronic Arts at Mills College.

Phillip Greenlief  is a saxophonist and composer working in the post-jazz continuum. He has performed and recorded with Fred Frith, Meredith Monk, and They Might be Giants and from 2012–2014 was the curator at Berkeley Arts. 

Anna Halprin has extended the boundaries of dance to address social issues, build community, foster both physical and emotional healing, and connect people to nature. Working since the late 1930s, she has created more than 150 dance theater works and written three books.

Alvin Lucier is a composer whose experimental music and sound installations explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception.

Nina Martin is a choreographer and teacher. She was a founding member of Channel Z performance collective, New York Dance Intensive School, Lower Left Performance Collective, and presently is board president of Marfa Live Arts.

Abinadi Meza is a sound artist, writer, and architect whose work engages technological, environmental, and political systems.

Rashaun Mitchell is a choreographer, performer, and teacher living and working in NYC. He is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the 2012 New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer. 

Stephen Petronio has honed a unique language of movement that speaks to the intuitive and complex possibilities of the body informed by its shifting cultural context. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists in many disciplines over his career and holds the integration of multiple forms as fundamental to his creative drive and vision.

Éliane Radigue is a pioneering electroacoustic music composer and longtime student of Tibetan Buddhism.

Silas Riener is a dancer and choreographer. He was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from November 2007 until its closure at the end of 2011

Claudia La Rocco is the author of The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited), selected poetry, performance texts, images and criticism, and the novel petit cadeau, which was published by The Chocolate Factory Theater as a print edition of one and a four-day, interdisciplinary live edition. She edited I Donʼt Poem: An Anthology of Painters (Off the Park Press) and Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets, the catalogue for Danspace Projectʼs PLATFORM 2015, which she curated. She has been presented by The Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, The Whitney Museum of American Art, et al., and is also the first writer-in-residence at On the Boards theater in Seattle. She is a columnist for ARTFORUMand a contributing editor to Emergency Index (Ugly Duckling Presse). Her collaborators include the choreographer Michelle Ellsworth, the performance company Findlay//Sandsmark and the musician/composer Phillip Greenlief, with whom she is animals & giraffes. In February 2016 she became editor-in-chief of Open Space.

Performances / Installations / Films

Alvin Lucier, I am sitting in a room, 1969
Performance

Alvin Lucier, Vespers, 1969
Performance

Alvin Lucier, Sferics, 1981
Installation

Anna Halprin (performed by Stephen Petronio), The Courtesan and the Crone, 1999
Performance

Alvin Lucier, Charles Curtis, 2002
Performance

Jacqueline Caux, Out of Boundaries – Anna Halprin, 2004
Film

Éliane Radigue (performed by Charles Curtis) Naldjorlak I, 2005
Performance

Jacqueline Caux, Who Says I Have to Dance In A Theater, 2006
Film

Alvin Lucier, Slices, 2007
Performance

Viola Rusche and Hauke Harder, No Ideas But In Things – The composer Alvin Lucier, 2012
Film

Alvin Lucier, I Remember Morty, 2016
Performance

Kevin Hayden, Between Stephen and Yvonne, 2017
Film

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (with Phillip Greenlief), New Work, 2017
Performance

Sites

Fieldwork: Marfa
Antelope Hills Road

The Chinati Foundation
Chamberlain Building
112 West Oak Street

Crowley Theater
98 South Austin Street

Mimms Ranch
907 North Austin Street

Marfa Book Company/Hotel St. George
105 South Highland Avenue

Building 98
Fort D.A. Russell
Bonnie Street