Performance Studies. Dance. Art. Music. Hybrid Genre. Collaborations. With Rebecca Lazier (Choreographer), Dan Trueman (Composer), Maria Baranova (Photography), and Lynne DeSilva-Johnson (Editor, Concept, Commentary, Design).
This document is a collection of propositions. It contains the dance and music score, performer instructions, guiding principles, and notes on the collaborations that led to the creation of the performance of There Might Be Others. In publishing this document the work becomes an open source for any reiterations, reimaginings, and repurposings. It is a field guide to a process of collective composition, an archive of a project, and presents the score as a set of possibilities to be taken in parts or absorbed as a whole. While a held paper is a fixed item, the score is a moment on a continuum. TMBO marks choreographer Rebecca Lazier's New York Live Arts debut with this commissioned movement-based realization of Terry Riley's seminal masterpiece IN C, performed with a live score by Dan Trueman in collaboration with members of two of today's most vital ensembles, SŌ Percussion and Mobius Percussion. Created along with a diverse group of artists, designers and scientists, and featuring an international cadre of performers, the work questions the role of presence, performer agency and collective decision-making to create emergent forms.
"Seminal works of the avant-garde become so when the inherent risk at the heart of the experiment catalyzing the vision to its fruition pushes the work's sphere of influence beyond its original form and often its intended meaning. Intrepid choreographer Rebecca Lazier's penchant for musical interpretation and the infinite aesthetic and physical languages in its breadth makes her among the very best of her generation—and as this book attests, she possesses a vision that will bear influence on generations to come. What a gift to this and future generations that the unique scope of this remarkable project will have its record in the pages of this tract, and a gift to us to be a part of bringing 'There Might Be Others' to life."—Tommy Kriegsmann, Director of Programs, New York Live Arts