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COMBO: Troy Herion + Moving Parts / PIMA Group

Friday - 7:30pm (ET)
February 25, 2011

Christ Church
2nd Above Market Philadelphia PA 19106
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Troy Herion is a composer, sound designer, music director and improviser. His music brings together interests in fields relating to biology, traditional cultures, visual art, drama, and improvisation. Dramatic collaborations have included music for International Opera Theater, Pig Iron Theatre, The Wilma Theater, The Arden Theatre, and Azuka Theater. He has been nominated for three Barrymore Awards, including the prestigious F. Otto Haas Emerging Artist Award, and his work was pronounced Best Sound Design 2006 in Philadelphia Weekly. In 2008 Troy was awarded an Independence Foundation Fellowship to study and perform gamelan music in Bali, Indonesia with the world-renowned Cudamani ensemble. In 2009 he completed an artist residency at Swarthmore College. Troy is the recipient of the Perkins Prize and Roger Sessions Fellowship of Princeton University, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition.


Specific. Abstract. Specifically abstract. Meg is an all around movement geek. She makes astonishingly specific movement with dancers who love discussion. Match vs. Match pulls apart a dance while putting it back together, in a relentless search for identity and connection. A layered examination of architecture and space and the dancing body within (How many parts are you composed of? How about now?), all is revealed over time. Sometimes slowly. Sometimes all at once.


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