The ten scenes of HackPolitik weave chamber music with electronic sounds in an array of divergent and subversive ways, creating a blend of classical and vernacular musical traditions-- electronica and modernism, heavy metal and spectralism, free jazz and post-minimalism. From the trance-like riffing of The Jester and#OpTunisia, to the otherworldly lyricism of Laurelai emerges and Sabu's betrayal, to the raucous screaming of distorted cello in The Shaming of HBGary Federal, there is no doubt that this music was written for the ultra-physical choreography of Kate Ladenheim.
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Also in the PROJECT FUSION series:
Project Fusion: A Collision of Music & Technology (2015)
Project Fusion: Expérience (2012)
Watch the entire playlist here.
"All composers should have the benefit of executants on the level of Juventas under Lidiya Yankovskaya. The ensemble of eight showed an exemplary command of the rhythmically complex materials."
-Lee Eiseman, The Boston Musical Intelligencer
"It’s not everyday you see a dancers illustrating the formation of a botnet, or the damage done by a DDoS attack, with a flourish of modern dance movements, the frenetic sounds of electro-acuoustic beats and a classical musical ensemble. Yet that’s precisely what a Boston composer and NY choreographer have done."
-Parmy Olson, Forbes Magazine
Instead of pastel tutus, expect to see dancers in black and white, with dramatic face paint that evokes Guy Fawkes masks. And erratic, sometimes militant movements instead of fluid pirouettes."
-Leslie Katz, CNET
-Curt Hopkins, The Daily Dot
-S. I. Rosenbaum, Boston Magazine
-Laura Axelrod, The Clyde Fitch Report