[May 25-August 13] ‘New Atlantis’ on Governors Island

‘New Atlantis,’ created by Michael Theodore, is inspired by the writing of Francis Bacon’s 1626 book of the same title. The 4 channel work creates an immersive, contemplative sonic environment.
“Psychedelic” – LA Times
“In 1977, NASA loaded a spacecraft with records as a cosmic hello to E.T.s. This could be the response.” – Chicago Time Out
“Music of immense scope” – Textura
May 25 – July 22, 2018
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays: noon – 5 pm
Experience Lab on Saturdays: 3 – 5 pm
Governors Island
Nolan Park, Building 8a
Michael Theodore was born and raised in New York City, and has lived in Boulder, Colorado for the past twenty years. Inspired by observations and experiences of both the mechanical and the natural world, Theodore creates dynamic fields of sound, color, and light in a large variety of mediums, including interactive kinetic installations and moving images. Theodore’s work has been presented across the United States, and in Mexico, Trinidad y Tobago, Greece, Spain, Germany, Sweden, France, Australia, Japan, and China, and his artwork is represented by the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Theodore holds faculty appointments at the University of Colorado, Boulder, with the College of Music (music composition and technology), the Department of Art and Art History, and the College of Media, Communication, and Information, and is director of the ATLAS Institute’s Center for Media, Arts and Performance, a venue for experimental media created with technology. Theodore received degrees from Amherst College, Yale (MM), and UCSD (PhD), studying with composers Lewis Spratlan, Martin Bresnick, Jon Berger, Jacob Druckman, Betsy Jolas, and Roger Reynolds. An active and eclectic collaborator, Theodore has created a series of performance works with acclaimed dance artist Michelle Ellsworth, received a Timeout Chicago “Top Ten Classical Music 2010” citation for the album Panauromni, created with trumpeter Glen Whitehead, duo partner in the band “Psychoangelo,” partnered on a number of experimental electronic releases with Ryan Wurst on Always Human Tapes, performed in a trio setting with Sam Bardfeld (Bruce Springsteen, The Jazz Passengers) and Oren Bloedow (Elysian Fields, The Lounge Lizards), and performed in venues ranging from small clubs to the Newport Folk Festival with “Batteries Die” duo partner and punk-folk legend Tim Eriksen.
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