In the performance piece Rerememberer, Suzanne Bocanegra explores the relationship between textiles and music. The idea for the piece came from the realization that weavers codify their instructions on a 5-line staff, just as composers write their music. The proportions of the thread count and the numerical ordering of the loom tie-up for the weaving pattern serve as the score and scenario for the entire installation, generating the music, the lighting and the placement in space.
Rerememberer is scored for amplified weaver, accordionist, dj, sound design, lighting, underscore, conductor and an orchestra of fifty violinists who have never played violin before; it lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Included with museum admission.
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