current artistic collaborators

COMPOSERS

Daniel Wohl is a Paris born composer and producer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. His fascination with all types of sounds drives him to create Pieces that "blur the line between electronic and acoustic instrumentation and seemingly melt both elements into a greater organic whole." (WNYC) He collaborates with ensembles, artists, filmmakers and choreographers, bringing to life his vision for new music that connects the endless sonic possibilities to today's world with his classical compositional background.  He has been called one of his generations's "imaginative, skillful creators (New York Times.) Recent and upcoming projects include a new string quartet with electronics commissioned by the German Festival Donaueschinger Musiktage for the Calder Quartet, a new work for MoMA PS 1 featuring Caroline Saw (Roomful of Teeth) and Olga Bell (Dirty Projectors) a commission by Bang on a Can All-Stars through their People's Commissioning Fund: a score for the surrealist indie film Elixir (a 2015 Berlinale selections)" He has created a ballet score commissioned by Georgia Tech's Sonic Generator Ensemble: (Cycles.) His New Amsterdam Records debut with Corps Exquis garnered widespread critical acclaim and was coded best album of 2013 by WNYC New Sounds listeners and was included in NPR Music's top 100 Songs of 2013.  

Sean Hagerty is a composer, violinist, and sound designer specializing in music for theater and dance. Previous projects include sound and music for Around the World in 80 Days (New 45th Street Theater), Then She Fell (Kingsland Ward), Symphony of Shadows (Dixon Place), The Pavilion (Mile Square Theater), Hound of the Baskervilles (Penguin Rep, Weston Playhouse), The Fall to Earth (59 E 59), Foreign Bodies and Faith (Living Theater, Wild Project), and Steampunk Haunted House (Abrons Arts Center). Interactive projects include Chasing the Train (Webster Hall), Chopin's Minute Waltz (Le Poisson Rouge) and The Lost Victrola Sessions (Hudson Opera). www.seanhagerty.com

Angelica Negron composer and multi-instrumentalist, was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1981 and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Interested in creating  intricate, yet simple narratives that evoke intangible moments in time, she writes for accordions, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as "willfully idiosyncratic and contemplative" (WQXR/Q2) and "mesmerizing and affecting" (Feast of Music) while the New York Times noted her "capacity to surprise" and her "quirky approach to scoring". She was recently selected y Q2 and NPR listeners as part of "The Mix: 100 Composers Under 40" and Flavorpill as one o the "10 Young Female Composers You Should Know". 

Missy Mazzoli was recently deemed "one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York" (The New York Times) and "one of the new wave of scarily smart young composers."  Her music has been performed all over the world by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, pianist Emanual Ax, The Detroit Symphony, the LA Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the American Composers Orchstra, JACK Quartet, Opera Philadelphia, New York City Opera, Sydney Symphony, and many others.  She is currently Composer-in-Residence with the Albany Symphony.  Missy was a visiting professor at New York University in 2013, and recently joined the composition faculty at the Mannes College of Music, a division of the New School.  Her newest opera "Breaking the Waves" just premiered with the Philadelphia Opera and Prototype Festival. Her music will be featured on the series "Mozart in the Jungle."


VIDEO DESIGNER

Eric Siegel  l is a veteran television/film director, art director, and production/scenic designer who for over 30 years has provided creative and technical leadership to the world’s most prestigious program producers, including the ABC, CBS, PBS, HBO and MSG television networks. His work as a director, art director, and production/scenic designer has been recognized with 11 Emmy awards, the Dupont Columbia Award, the Peabody Award, a Christopher Award, the Cine Golden Eagle, and over 25 Broadcast Designers Association awards.

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Kate Bashore is a New York City-based lighting designer for theatre, dance, and opera.  Her design work has been presented in New York City and regionally at theatres including: Ensemble for the Romantic Century; Royal Family Productions; LaGuardia Arts High School; The Rose Theater; Clarence Brown Theatre; Playhouse on the Square, and Brevard Music Center.  She served as the Resident Lighting Designer for Festival 56 in Princeton, IL from 2008 until 2011.   Kate graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.  She received her Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and was selected as the Gilbert V. Hemsley Lighting Intern in 2013.  Kate lives in Brooklyn and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829    

NEUROSCIENCE COLLABORATOR

Weiji Ma is an Associate Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University. A third-generation Chinese, he grew up in the Netherlands, where he obtained his Ph.D. in physics. He moved to the United States in 2002 and did postdoctoral research in neuroscience and psychology. His research investigates how the human brain processes uncertain information in visual and multisensory perception, working memory, and decision-making. He is currently teaching courses on perceptual illusions and on mathematical models of brain function. He continues to be mesmerized by the translation of cerebral concepts into motion and emotion.

SET DESIGNER

Juergen Riehm, FAIA, received his Diploma in Architecture from Fachhochschule Rheinland-Pfalz in Tier, Germany (1977). In 1980 Juergen returned to his architectural education at Stadeschule, Academy of Fine Arts, Frankfurt A.M. He moved to New York in 1983 and became a founding member of 1100 Architect, PC. His belief in architecture as an all-encompassing art form, capable of effecting and portraying all facets of life and nature through and honest and timeless architectural expression, became one of 1100's guiding principles. He is currently a member of the teaching faculty at Parsons School of Design. In addition, Juergen has collaborated on numerous performance projects including Art on the Beach, Creative Time, and set designs for the Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects. He has been awarded several visual arts grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and an Artist's Fellowship grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. 

DRAMATURG

Jess Applebaum is a dramaturg, creative producer, scholar and the literary manager for One Year Lease Theater Company (www.oneyearlease.org). She specializes in devised, ensemble-based performance practices. In May 2015 she co-led "Dance Dramaturgy Research in Action Workshop with collaborator Katalin Trencsényi for the 2015 LMDA conference. In May 2014 she presented "Dramaturg for Hire: Contextual Dramaturgy for a Global (St)age" at the conference Alternative Dramaturgies of the New Millennium in Tangiers, Morocco; curated the discussion "Devised Performance Dramaturgy" at last year’s LMDA conference in Boston, and had her article "Finding the Hyphenate - Embodying Dramaturgy" published in The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (ed. by Magda Romanska, 2014). She holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Studies from NYU and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University.