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Six Dedications

by The Actual School
DIV006
Apr 20, 2016
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Six Dedications is a collection of six individual works dedicated to filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl, pianist Cecil Taylor, philosopher Ray Brassier, horror author Thomas Ligotti, and two works dedicated to choreographer Merce Cunningham. For the content of the dedications, sound was taken from archival recordings of New York poet Ian Hatcher’s Private at Artists Space, Cecil Taylor’s 2016 retrospective performance with Min Tanaka and Tony Oxley at The Whitney Museum of American Art, footsteps from an archived rehearsal from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, as well as extended modular synthesizer work. A variety of distinct processes were applied to each dedication.

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