HCMF: Nice Guys Win Twice by Jessie Marino
Place: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (GB)
In November SCENATET will visit Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to perform American composer Jessie Marino‘s new music theater piece Nice Guys Win Twice, which is premiered and performed twice at the internationally renowned music event Darmstadt Summer Course on 17 and 18 July. The piece is a large 50-minute concert with 10 performers, live electronic audio and video, developed in collaboration between Jessie Marino, video artist Constantin Basica and SCENATET.
Nice Guys Win Twice reinterprets political discourse in an artistic-poetic manner, taking the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ as point of departure. Through the 50 minute piece, SCENATET will act as performers, taking the audience into a different “narrative” of reality – where spectacles of the everyday uncanny are explored. They shuffle through micro-managed mundane gestures as a form of choreographed self-care, render the language of political dramas into sputtering piles of abstract glitch, and push around projections of everyday technology – slowly building up a mediated and drowsing cover of the real.
Composition: Jessie Marino / Director of Video Production: Constantin Basica / Performance: SCENATET
Commissioned by the Darmstadt Summer Course, La Muse en Circuit, G((o))ng Tomorrow, Borealis, Transit Festival Leuven and hcmf//huddersfield contemporary music festival / Produced by La Muse en Circuit / Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and The Danish Conductors Association