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R.I.P. Otto Sander


Otto Sander, the actor who played the angel Cassiel in the Wim Wenders films Wings of Desire and Faraway, So Close!, died last week at the age of 72.

We (myself and Glyn Lloyd-Jones) adopted the name Cassiel early in 1990 as a project name for live performance at the UK Electronica festival. I had no idea I’d still be using it as a professional company/project name nearly a quarter of a century later.

Thinking with the Body


The Wayne McGregor | Random Dance exhibit Thinking with the Body opens at the Wellcome Collection this week. The selection of exhibits includes a running installation of Becoming.

Added, 2013-09-16: there’s a promotional video on YouTube:

TooMortal 2013


Shobana Jeyasingh‘s TooMortal is returning shortly (10th-12th October) as part of Dance Umbrella 2013.

We created the multispeaker surround soundtrack for the piece, using recordings of the Tenebrae Responsories by James MacMillan. (Technically, MacMillan’s work was licensed for remixing, although the compositional process involved building a bespoke Max for Live instrument and improvising control changes to manipulate, phase-shift and spatialise short loops of the original material.)

Tickets are available here. Many of the performances are already sold out.