Gravity Radio

December 7 – 11, 2010

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Inspired by the work of physicist Raymond Chiao-known for his experiments with superconductors and gravity waves that exist only in conjecture, eluding detection-composer Mikel Rouse (The End Of Cinematics, 2006 Next Wave) unleashes the rollicking song cycle Gravity Radio.

Acclaimed for his distinctly downtown operas, Rouse is hyper-alert to the bits and bytes that make us tick. Gravity Radio tunes in to the zeitgeist, mixing kaleidoscopic multichannel video with sounds from the AP News Wire, a string quartet, shortwave radio frequencies, and songs by Rouse's band to create an otherworldly environment. Describing the culture we live in, Rouse communicates its complexity and, like the force of gravity that keeps us grounded, evokes its intangible mystery.
Identifier 2010f.00975
Season Fall 2010
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
composerMikel Rouse
directorMikel Rouse
lighting designerHidesaki Tsutsui
musical directorMatthew Gandolfo
set designer/decorJeffery Sugg
songwriterMikel Rouse
sound designerChristopher Ericson
top billingMikel Rouse