Praised as one of his generation’s “imaginative and skillful creators” (The New York Times), Brooklyn-based electroacoustic composer/performer Daniel Wohl’s new project is Corps Exquis–a large-scale performance piece that exists at the intersection of video installation, rock concert, avant-garde cinema, and experimental classical and electronic music. Wohl developed the project in conjunction with TRANSIT New Music and a collective of New York City video artists, combining the vitality of the city’s emerging experimental music and video art scenes. It was created in the fashion of the parlor game exquisite corpse, developed by the Surrealists in 1920′s Paris, in which each player is assigned a section of an artwork, but only allowed a glimpse of the very end of the previous player’s contribution so no one sees the final piece until all individual sections are completed. Corps Exquis was released June 25 on New Amsterdam Records. Performers on the album include the acclaimed new music quintet TRANSIT, and guest performances by Aaron Roche, Julia Holter and So Percussion.
Watch the short video trailer for Corps Exquis and several other videos that were created for Corps Exquis below.
Corps Exquis Trailer (Directed by Satan’s Pearl Horses)
Corpus (Directed by Satan’s Pearl Horses)
323 (Directed by Andrew Steinmetz & Teddy Stern)
Limbs (Directed by Satan’s Pearl Horses)