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Play/Pause (2013) (10 minute excerpt)

By Susan Marshall & Company

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In Play/Pause Marshall applies her gestural and rhythmic choreography to popular music idioms. This excerpt begins with the sonic/choreographic idea that inspired Construction: a visual design of tape produces a rhythmic sound when a microphone is dragged across it. This complicates the conventional relationships between music and dance: here the notated score has a direct relationship to both the music and the movement of the body. Like the proposed work, Play/Pause was a collaboration, in this case between Marshall and composer David Lang.