Future Perfect

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

On Saturday April 13, join MATA on an intrepid journey from our present to the post-human future with Future Perfect.  The Friends of MATA are joined by pianist Conrad Tao, performing Remy Siu’s Foxconn Frequency no. 2, a multimedia theater work that questions perfection, pedagogy, and factory culture, and – wrapped in aluminum foil – vocalist Paul Pinto, in works that make the future come alive in all of its sensory overload. The conclusion of MATA’s Festival mainstage events at the Kitchen, Future Perfect visits a world of androids, bots and zombies where yesterday’s science fiction is tomorrow’s reality.

Saturday, April 13

8PM at the The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC

Andrew Watts (USA) What it means to be post human (2017-18) New York Premiere
Remy Siu (Canada) Foxconn Frequency (no.2) – for one visibly Chinese performer (2017) US Premiere
Tatiana Gerasimenok (Belarus/Russia) Bohemian Algae (2017) US Premiere
Constantin Basica (Romania/USA) Fugue for Bells, Beans, and Bugs (2017) New York Premiere
Carolyn Chen (USA) The movement of glass through a house (2012) New York Premiere

The Friends of MATA
Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet
Tristan Kasten-Krause, bass
Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, Caitlin Cawley, percussion

Conrad Tao, piano
Paul Pinto, voice