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Panoply Performance Laboratory – Institute_Institut

released July 17th, 2014

digtial album and CD now available via bandcamp

Brian McCorkle and Esther Neff (Panoply Performance Laboratory) present their debut recording, The Transformational Grammar of the Institutional Glorybowl Part III: Institute_Institut, which premiered as a fully-staged opera in 2011. With a complex score freely blending abstract funk a la George Clinton with driving classical doom a la Louis Andriessen, textual voices pander, preach, plead, declare, and demand throughout this exactly 60-minute summary of hundreds of documentary interviews and public workshops theorizing relationships between institutions and embodied selves.

MUSIC: Brian McCorkle
CONCEPT/LIBRETTO: Esther Neff

SALLY: Jessica Jelliffe
MOMMY 1: Gelsey Bell
MOMMY 2: Lisa Clair
MOMMY 3: Brian McCorkle
GEORGE 1: Paul Pinto
GEORGE 2: Matthew Stephen Smith*
GEORGE 3: Brian Rady*
ANIMALS: Baxton Alexander, Jason Craig (documentary voiceover),
Kristin Elliot,* Ellen O’Meara,* Esther Neff, Dave Ruder*
GODBRAIN: Adrian Owen*
CLARINET + GUITAR: Dave Ruder*
VIOLIN: Daniella Fischetti*
DRUMS: Cory Bracken
SYNTHESIZER/KEYBOARD: Brian McCorkle

*originating performer

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