Tess & Kramer–Bringing the Past to the Present

Things to Come, is a live sound and visual collaboration between Kramer, a pioneer of NYC’S ¬†down town avant-garde music scene and his daughter Tess. She’ll be 21 next month, and is studying film at NYU, (but was only 16 for the making of this piece). The duo designed their work for musical improvisation which measures and comments on the nature of both the live environment and the video projection.

Tess¬†sought out horror and sci-fi imagery, imagery that she vigorously diluted and amplified until arriving at its weightlessness. The resulting piece guides viewers/ listeners toward accepting the “feedback loop developing in the performance space and entering an unfamiliar state in which their own respective pasts emerge and disolve chromatically,” according to Kramer.

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