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ICE presents Adam and Ashley Fure's The Force of Things

March 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

ICE presents Adam and Ashley Fure’s The Force of Things

ICE presents Ashley Fure’s The Force of Things as part of an extended residency and workshop period at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Two performances will occur at 6pm and 9pm on March 11, 2017. Audience members are invited to attend both performances with a discussion in between. Free – EventBrite Registration required.

About The Force of Things:

The Force of Things is a music theater piece by composer Ashley Fure and architect Adam Fure that explores the animate vitality of matter. Investigating entropy and the innate drama of natural phenomena, the piece stages a series of musico-dramatic events centered not on humans, but on objects.

Drawing from traditions of object theater and puppetry, The Force of Things combines live and electroacoustic music, architectural design, and theater to present a narrative radically decentered from the lives of humans. “Audience members sit within a dense canopy that transforms through kinetic, vibration, and lighting effects as the pieces unfolds. Staged inside a ring of live performed and projected sound, this 50-minute work positions itself at the experiential boundary between immersive installation and live performance.

Two showings: 6:00pm and 9:00pm

Alice Teyssier, soprano
Lucy Dhegrae, soprano
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Levy Lorenzo, percussion and electronics
Ross Karre, percussion and electronics
Dustin Donahue, percussion and electronics
Ashley Fure, electronics
Nicholas Houfek, lights
Design Credits:
Adam Fure, architect
Ashley Fure, composer
Ross Karre, project coordinator and component designer
Levy Lorenzo, engineer and component designer
Nicholas Houfek, lighting design
Thank you to the following:
Riverside Arts Center
Barry LaRue
Paul Hunter
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning


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March 11, 2017
6:00 pm
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