SPINNING Alexander Kasser Theater

 Maya Beiser.     Julia Wolfe.     Laurie Olinder

 A concert for 3 cellos.Conceived by Maya Beiser and Julia Wolfe
Music and text by Julia Wolfe
Projection Art and Design by Laurie Olinder
Performed by Maya Beiser
with cellists Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson
Netta Yerushalmy, choreographer

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015) and “cello goddess” (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part of the craft — both as a propelling force and as a distraction. To pay homage to the human dignity of this work, Wolfe and Beiser create a sonic universe for three cellos and voice performed by Beiser with Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson featuring multimedia projections imagined by the innovative artist Laurie Olinder. In Beiser’s words, “I found in Julia’s music a rare quality — combining folk, rock and classical elements in a distinct and relentless energy. This collaboration is one that has been in our minds for many years, and we are thrilled to now embark on this journey together.”

An installation of paintings and textiles by Laurie Olinder

The Phatory is pleased to present an installation of recent works by Laurie Olinder starting December 7th through December 28th with an artist reception December 7th, from 6 – 8:00 p.m. The gallery is open by appointment until December 28th. 

 In “What’s Blooming Now,” artist Laurie Olinder has created a vibrant environment that immerses viewers in her unique visual world. Olinder’s studio abuts a community garden, and she draws her inspiration from its plants, flowers, light and sound. In this exhibition, Olinder introduces her latest textile designs that she combines with works on paper to re-create the energy and mystery of her studio. She produces an environment of layered exuberance, and her world envelops us in a hypnotic maze of pattern, color, and texture.

An award-winning multimedia designer, painter and photographer, Olinder has presented work in a variety of venues including BAM, The American Repertory Theater, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and MASS MoCA.

To make an appointment or for further information please call (212) 358-0028




The Gavin Bryars Ensemble performing Bryars' 1969
SINKING OF THE TITANIC. Featuring Turntablist Philip Jeck


ANATOMY THEATER Prototype Festival

About the Show: ANATOMY THEATER 
New York City Premiere 
January 7, 8 and 10-14 at 8 PM
Inspired by actual medical texts from the 17th and 18th century, anatomy theater follows the progression of a convicted murderess from her confession to execution, to denouncement, and finally to dissection, including an anatomy lesson for curious onlookers.  It is a moral dissection that seeks to discover how the insides of evildoers are different from those of righteous citizens.  Written by Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer David Lang and world-renowned visual artist Mark Dion, anatomy theater is a sardonic, tuneful and grisly theatrical event.
Projection Design: Laurie Olinder Video Design: Bill Morrison Directed by Bob McGrath