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Nudity in Dance Sunset Musicale

Friday, August 10, 2018
7:27PM—8:00PM EDT
Sea Plane Dock, Fire Island Pines Harbor, Fire Island Pines, NY 11782
Nick Hallett a, Miguel Gutierrez, Daisy Press
Sunset Musicale Performance starts promptly at 7:27pm and is timed with the sunset. Performance is approximately 30 min. Arrive early for seats. Complimentary cocktails and reception to follow at 70 Bay Walk.Timed to the setting of the sun, and in the spirit of the night’s waning crescent moon, composer Nick Hallett and his collaborators Miguel Gutierrez and Daisy Press present a ritual of song on the Fire Island Pines harbor. In tune with the harmony of the spheres, the performers will make incantations to the dusk, calling into being the starry skies of night, as ambient soundscapes trace the sacred geometry of Earth’s horizon.

Nick Hallett is a composer, vocalist, and cultural producer working between the worlds of sound, art, and performance. His music has been heard in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Next Wave Festival), the Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, Ecstatic Music Festival, Hayden Planetarium, The Public Theater/Joe’s Pub, Town Hall for Performa09, The Kitchen, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, and Le Poisson Rouge. Miguel Gutierrez is a choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator and advocate who has lived in New York for over twenty years. He is fascinated by the time-based nature of performance and how it creates an ideal frame for phenomenological questions around presence and meaning-making. His work proposes an immersive state, for performer and audience alike, where attention itself becomes an elastic material. He believes in an approach to art making that is fierce, fragile, empathetic, political, and irreverent.

Daisy Press is a prominent interpreter of experimental music in the US and Europe and the principal vocalist at Brooklyn’s famed performance space “House of Yes.” She has worked intimately with composers Steve Reich, Bernhard Lang, and George Crumb, and for her recording and performance of Morton Feldman’s seminal “Three Voices,” the New York Times hailed Ms. Press as “intrepid” and “passionate.” Notable recent performance highlights have included a European tour of late Italian composer Fausto Romitelli’s searing “An Index of Metals” in Vienna, Salzburg, Barcelona, and at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, with members of Vienna-based “Ensemble Phace” and ICTUS. As her alter ego Hildegard of Bushwick, Daisy is a specialist in the music of 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen, and she incorporates elements of North Indian (Hindustani) ragas into her unusual and extraordinary interpretations of Hildegard’s Medieval chants. At House of Yes Daisy regularly collaborates with the in-house collection of circus artists to compose, improvise and perform works which embody virtuosity, ecstasy, holiness, humor, and profanity. Daisy is the founder and High Priestess of the phenomenon known as“Voice Cult,” an irreverent monthly performance art vocal community ritual.