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THURSDAY, SEP 19 2013, 07:30 PM

This performance is part of the Moving Sounds 2013 festival. Prosodic Body is a new field of research founded by Daria Fain and Robert Kocik, that explores language as sound, embodiment, and utmost expression. Tone, intention, rhythm, gesture, the tacit, hesitation, interaction, evocation and even cosmogenesis are all acts of „prosody“ - which describes the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech. The Prosodic Body is a is manifest in various areas: performance, architecture, health, education, and socioeconomic justice.



Brooklyn-based director and choreographer Daria Faïn (photo by Miana Grafals) originally hails from Antibes, France. Her movement approach is inspired by ancient Greek theater and 20th & 21st Century European philosophy, Asian philosophies of the body, and American dance training. She practices choreography to investigate human behaviors and the dynamics between the self, other, material and universal environment. In 2006 she founded the Prosodic Body together with poet/architect Robert Kocik, to explore language as sound, embodiment, and utmost expression, utilizing cross-disciplinary collaborations to create performances, installations, publications and educational programs. In New York, their works have been presented and commissioned by New York Live Arts, The Harlem Stage, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Movement Research, Dance New Amsterdam, The Chocolate Factory and The Kitchen, among others.

Poet, architect and economic-justice activist Robert Kocik studied poetics at the New College in San Francisco and engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique IBOIS in Lausanne, Switzerland. He apprenticed with the Compagnons du Devoir, a traditional French wood-framers guild. Besides the Prosodic Body, he also co-directs The Commons Choir with Faïn. His essays comprise a nascent field called SOS (Sore, Oversensitive Sciences). His publications include: Overcoming Fitness (Autonomedia, 2001), Rhrurbarb (Field Books, 2007), and Supple Science (forthcoming from ON, 2013). His poetry and writings have appeared in the journals Acts, Object, Crayon, Action Poetique, The New Coast, and Ecopoetics, among others.

Vienna-based visual- and performance artist Christian Konrad Schröder focuses mainly on sound. He frequently collaborates with dancers, filmmakers, sound artists, visual artists, and performers. (Emily Sweeney, Mirjam Klebel, Stefanie Winter, William „Bilwa“ Costa, Synes Elischka, etc.) Since 2012 he has served as the co-director of the Rauschen-Space of the Kollektiv Rauschen, which is an interdisciplinary artists’ group based in Vienna.

Massimiliano Balduzzi is a 2012/2013 LEIMAY artist-in-residence at CAVE’s Black Studio Resident in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is currently collaborating with dramaturge Susan Mar Landau on a project titled REQUIEM, and with Helga Davis on CASSANDRA, a project which  was recently shown at the Park Avenue Armory and will premiere at BRIC in 2014. Their collaboration, BLUE WEDDING, was presented at Movement Research at the Judson Church in February of 2011.



For the fifth consecutive year, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is producing Moving Sounds, a festival dedicated to music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and those who are at the interface of classically instrumented and electronic music.

>> acfny.org/MSOUNDS