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CHTHONIC ARCHIVE No. 2

Text, video installation, and live show centered on self-sabotage in love, featuring contemporary Noh actors performing a tea ritual accompanied by an experimental violinist and an original electronic music score utilizing samples from Don Shirley’s “Orpheus In The Underworld” recordings.

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CREDITS

Acting by Sandrine Salyères, Jordan Rountree
Music co-produced by Jordan Rountree and William Adamowicz, performed by William Adamowicz
Violin played by Zachary Paul
Lights designed by Brandon Baruch
Video captured by David Noonan
With support from Christian Baert and BAERT GALLERY

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CHTHONIC ARCHIVE No. 1

Following a minimalist ethos that draws from the ancient Japanese Noh tradition and Thomas Ostermeier's early work with 90's Berlin theater group Baracke, MacBeth Pro presents CHTHONIC ARCHIVE No. 1, an interdisciplinary piece centered on the experience of a person falling from a great height. Features a contemporary Noh actor accompanied by original electronic music, a video installation, and digital audio recordings of a conversation about the enduring influence of Richard Drew’s photograph “The Falling Man” on modern American entertainment.

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CREDITS

Text written and performed by Jordan Rountree
Music co-produced by Jordan Rountree and William Adamowicz, performed by William Adamowicz
Lights designed by Brandon Baruch
Video captured by Jake Bergman
With support from Christian Baert and BAERT GALLERY
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EPIC FAIL

Interdisciplinary artist MacBeth Pro presents EPIC FAIL, a 60-minute adaptation of The Odyssey accompanied by electronic music performed on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles. Features original music and text inspired by Emily Wilson's 2017 translation of the Homeric narrative. An exploration of the pains of transformation, feelings of inadequacy, and the desire to break free from the hero's journey.

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SYNOPSIS

Elpenor is the least remarkable sea-faring soldier in Odysseus' crew. Having survived countless horrors, including his recent metamorphosis into a pig and back again at the hands of Circe the witch, he dies stupidly when he steps off of Circe's roof while in a drunken stupor. The performance takes place on that roof during the night leading up to Elpenor's fall as he talks to himself, drinks alone, and deejays for the animals in the trees around him.

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CREDITS

Text, music, and performance by Jordan Rountree
Camera Documentation by Samuel Kaperski & William Sineux
Live Sound Engineering by Jeremy Emery
With support from Sierra Feldner-Shaw, Jasmin Blasco, Collin Chute, & Sandrine Salyères.

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