Recently, we posted about interstitial artist and sound art pioneer Liz Phillips’ new work Biyuu, featuring Butoh dancer Mariko Endo Reynolds. This weekend on June 2nd and 3rd you will have the opportunity to see it in Brooklyn at Roulette’s magnificent new space at 509 Atlantic Avenue at 8 PM. To recap: Liz Phillips will explore the body electric, ground, and tides to reveal a fragile ecosystem. In this performance of ”Biyuu” (a Japanese word which mimics the sound of bamboo bending in the wind) Liz and Mariko will investigate the body moving through both potential energy fields and in nature—bringing to the stage the sounds of bamboo, tall reeds and water.
I will be there, and I hope those of you in the New York area who can make it will be there, too. I once had the privilege of seeing Liz’s work with the legendary Merce Cunningham and it is an experience that has lived on in my imagination ever since. Biyuu will be a piece which uses electronics with extraordinary delicacy. Although I am guessing there will be video to share after –you really have to be in the audience to engage in the total experience.