Tenth Intervention Explores ANXIETY. ECSTASY. FEAR. CHAOS. SENSUALITY at National Sawdust

On May 5 at Brooklyn's National Sawdust, the NYC artist collective Tenth Intervention presents a concert aiming to evoke fear, anxiety, ecstasy, chaos, and sensuality with works by composers David Bird, Daniel Felsenfeld, Tonia Ko, Kate Soper, and Dorian Wallace. The program, which includes two world premieres, has composers each tackling one emotion. Using a wearable technology headband designed by Muse, the emotional reaction of a pre-determined listener will be witnessed by the audience.

The Muse technology measures physical response (breathing, blinking, jaw clenching, etc.) of the listener and will be recorded and projected with data mapping designed by composer Jascha Narveson. This technology is possible with support from the Center for Data Arts at the New School.

The premieres include David Bird's Thresholds, which explores 'chaos' using the 1994 blockbuster (and cult classic) Speed as inspiration. Composer and Tenth Intervention co-founder Dorian Wallace embraces 'fear' with his The Wolf Twin Murders, a piece that draws on terrifying real-life events that took place in Ohio in 1975, and involved wolf masks.

Tenth Intervention presents contemporary music in New York City. Through collaborations with composers, musicians, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers, the organization produces programs that are diverse, pioneering, and socially conscious.

For more information, visit https://nationalsawdust.org/event/anxiety-ecstasy-fear-chaos-sensuality/.

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