Mark DeChiazza, guest filmmaker
Mark DeChiazza is a director, filmmaker, designer, choreographer, and sometimes performer. Many of his projects explore an expanded expressive potential of music in performance. Investigating the body and its relationships to space, time, and experience informs his process in all the disciplines he combines. His work has been presented in national and international venues including Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, John F. Kennedy Center of the Arts, Guthrie Theater, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Les Subsistances, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Cal Performances, Stanford Live, and many more.
His recent projects include: composer Dan Trueman’s Olagón, featuring Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird and Eighth Blackbird ensemble; Quixote, a music-theater epic developed with composer Amy Beth Kirsten in a two-year production residency at Montclair State University’s Peak Performances; Orpheus Unsung, an evening-length music-dance-theater collaboration with composer Steven Mackey; My Lai, an opera monodrama composed by Jonathan Berger featuring Kronos Quartet, and actor/tenor Rinde Eckert; Waveguide Model I, a four screen interactive installation for Prism Quartet made in collaboration with Dan Trueman; the film Hireath; and composer John Luther Adams’ Sila, a massive site-determined piece for 80 musicians.