„In C“ – Sasha Waltz & Guests – Terry Riley
In 2021, the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests is beginning an innovative artistic process that will result in the continuous production of both digital and live formats. Terry Riley’s „In C“ (1964) forms the musical foundation of this, an open composition that was revolutionary at the time and is generally considered the first piece of minimalist music. Based on this milestone of music history, Sasha Waltz and her dancers will develop choreographic material that follows a similarly variable structure and is deliberately designed not to be a finished stage piece.
In 2001, „Bang on a Can“ released a highly acclaimed recording of their interpretation of the minimalist classic »In C« with a singular combination of amplified instruments from around the globe on Cantaloupe Music.
On March 6th 2021 „In C“ by Sasha Waltz & Guests will be performed in a first version on a livestream from the radialsystem in Berlin to the sounds of the recording by „Bang on a Can“.
„In C“ is an experimental, constantly evolving process that once again reconceives and refines Sasha Waltz & Guests’ long-standing approach as well as the dialogue between dance, music and space, both digitally and in real life. At the same time, it explores the potential of flexible artistic production in times of pandemic and of artistic exchange, even across national borders. The individual movement phrases f.e. have also been recorded as video tutorials, which will allow dancers to learn the choreographic material digitally and remotely in the future.
Davide Di Pretoro
Aladino Rivera Blanca
Joel Suárez Gómez
Team Sasha Waltz & Guests
Assistance Technical Direction
Second Costume Direction
Assistance Costume Direction
Assistance Production Management
Press and Media Relations
Public Relations and Marketing
Office and Travel Organisation
Chief Financial Officer
Management and Board of Directors
Sasha Waltz, Jochen Sandig, Bärbel Kern
Yanina Soledad Isla
Music by Terry Riley
© Associated Music Publishers Inc./Edition Wilhelm Hansen.
With permission of Bosworth Music GmbH/Wise Music Group.
In C composed by Terry Riley
Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars
from the album Terry Riley: In C (CA21004)
Recording courtesy of Cantaloupe Music
Recorded at the World Financial Center in New York City in 1998
Maya Beiser, cello; David Cossin; glockenspiel, vibraphone; Steve Gilewski, bass; Scott Kuney, mandolin; Michael Lowenstern, soprano saxophone; Wu Man, pipa; Lisa Moore, piano; Todd Reynolds, violin; Mark Stewart, electric guitar; Danny Tunick, chimes, marimba; Evan Ziporyn, clarinet