Glossary

Artists and Writers

Amma Ateria (Jeanie-Aprille Tang) is an electroacoustic composer, improviser, and sound artist born in Hong Kong, based in California. Her practice in sound examines the coexistence of polarity in the sonic spectrum.

Jad Atoui is a Lebanese music composer and electronic sounds experimentalist. Using his bio-sensors, field recordings, and analog gears he composes and performs electronic music.

Tarek Atoui is an artist and electroacoustic composer working within the realm of sound performance. Using custom-built electronic and acoustic instruments, Atoui references current social and political realities.

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.

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 Chávez 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. 

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

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.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is an artist and multi-instrumentalist that works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music often under the moniker of Lichens. Most recently, creating patch pieces with modular synthesizer and singing to them has been a focus of live performance and recordings.

Jeffrey M. Lubow is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher concerned with the space between body and technology.

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. 

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 a writer whose work explores hybridity and improvisation, moving between criticism, poetry, fiction, and performance. She is the author of the selected writings The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited) and the novel petit cadeau (The Chocolate Factory Theater). 

Janice Ross is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Stanford University. Her research interests and four books focus on the intersections of social issues and their expression through performance.

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

Saint George Hall
113 East El Paso Street

Vizcaino Park
Ranch Road 1112