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In Performance: The Paul Dresher Ensemble’s SCHICK MACHINE (San Francisco)

March 16-27, 2011
Z Space

In The Paul Dresher Ensemble’s SCHICK MACHINE, virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick inhabits a sonic playground in which every object and surface is ‘alive.’ This extraordinary venture, created in collaboration with writer/director Rinde Eckert and mechanical sound artist Matt Heckert, pushes the limits of contemporary performance with visual and technological magic, dazzling musical skills and huge invented musical instruments. As Schick – one of the world’s foremost contemporary percussionists and a founding member of Bang On A Can – explores the stage, he weaves fanciful stories into astonishing encounters with noise-making sculptures, everyday objects and one-of-a-kind instruments.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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