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Mixed Materials

Synopsis: Two young art school grads are very determined to throw themselves into the art world and be successful. But not everything goes as planned... Fortunately, there's always grandma. 


Mixed Materials is an animated short film by Anna van Riel with music by Passepartout Duo. Van Riel's animations create a sense of childlike play that also highlights the melancholy of day-to-day life. From the perspective of artists, animals, and ancestors, the audience feels a sense of nostalgia for a place they might not yet be familiar with: the Flemish countryside.

The film is set to premiere in late 2017. For information about coordinating a screening of Mixed Materials please contact Anna Van Riel.


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Less is More

Dynamic lighting design meets music, performed and staged by Passepartout Duo

Less is More is a conceptual program of works presented by Passepartout Duo, the centerpiece of which is Molly Joyce's piece "Less is More." Less is More draws on the thread of minimalist aesthetics and the way in which messages are sent and received in analogue and digital worlds. The works on the program deal with ideas of efficiency and simplicity; with onstage lighting performed by the ensemble, the program is a wholly audiovisual experience. 

Commissioned by Justus and Elizabeth Schilichting for the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab


Photo Credit: Nir Arieli

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Full Repertoire List

John Luther Adams - Red Arc / Blue Veil

Christopher Adler - The Toy Robot's Mechanical Heart

Andy Akiho - Karakurenai

Georges Aperghis - Quatre Pièces Fébriles

Kaj Duncan David - 4c0st1ctr1g3r

Wally Gunn - Can You Hear Me?

Bryan Jacobs - Piano+Electronics

Molly Joyce - Less is More

Nikolai Kapustin - Burlesque, Op. 97

Nikolai Kapustin - Nearly Waltz, Op. 98

Hannah Lash - C

Lansing McLoskey - This Will Not Be Loud and Relentless

Mayke Nas - DiGiT #2

Steve Reich - Clapping Music

Steve Reich - Quartet