Resonance: Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Bernie Krause

Thursday, March 12, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.

Exploratorium Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

$25 General; $20 Members; Space is extremely limited (150 seats).

Adults Only (18+)

Note: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (Krause sound recordings will be playing.)

This newly added Resonance event highlights an emerging collaboration between one of ballet’s most visionary choreographers, Alonzo King, and pioneering natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause.

Krause, who has collected field recordings of more than 15,000 different species in their natural habitats, is working with composer Richard Blackford to create an original composition for the Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Tonight’s event offers a sneak preview of this work-in-progress, and features recorded selections from Krause and Blackford’s orchestral score, accompanied by choreographic vignettes performed by the LINES Ballet Company.

During a moderated discussion, King and Krause will share their creative vision for the piece and offer insights into their collaborative process.

Krause previously collaborated with Blackford to compose a symphony for orchestra and wild soundscapes, which premiered in July 2014. Alonzo King’s groundbreaking choreography manipulates the laws of energy and matter that govern movement in the natural world. Together, these artists are exploring how human music and dance have evolved from the sounds and movements of other living things.


6:00 p.m.     Kanbar Forum doors open. Hear a Bernie Krause sound recording and visit the bar.

7:00 p.m.     Introduction by Resonance curator Wayne Grim, followed by dance performance to musical selections from Krause’s score, with commentary by Alonzo King.

7:30 p.m.     Intermission

7:45 p.m.     Conversation with Bernie Krause and Alonzo King, moderated by Wayne Grim.