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Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms

Performances by composer/drummer Susie Ibarra

DetailsDecember 02, 2017
Pioneer Works

Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms is a live work-in-progress and interactive game that explores interpretations of polyrhythms through music, dance, physics, and technology, created by composer/drummer Susie Ibarra. This piece incorporates a multi-channel installation and live music, choreographed and improvised movement, custom built motion capture software and features multi-percussion compositions with strings and electronics. Dancers interacting with the polyrhythms follow delicate parameters that shift in response to the music. The interactive game is testing the ideas of relating chaos theory, symmetry, and Conway’s game of life to polyrhythms.

Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms was created in collaboration with lead choreographer Susan Sgorbati, physicist Bernard Grossman, performing choreographer/dancers Souleymane Badolo and Yanan Yu, sound engineer and sound design by Justin Frye, interactive programming by Tommy Martinez and Greg Fox.


Sat Dec. 2nd at 5pm

Sat. Dec. 2nd at 8pm

Doors at 4pm, performance at 5pm, conversation with the artist to follow

Doors at 7pm, performance at 8pm