Yesterday Tomorrow OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

Photo: Sara Krulwich
  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    January 13, 2016
    Closing:
    January 16, 2016

    Theater: La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theater 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

    Synopsis: 

    Human artists and computer algorithms collaborate to form a concert of song, machine, gesture, light and space. Beginning with the Beatles’ “Yesterday,” evolutionary algorithms breakdown the music and gradually reconstruct it to transform into “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie. Three remarkable singers perform a live-generated score. Each performance, the spatial and musical path from the past into the future is different. Our journey’s beginning and end are certain – the route we take between them is unknown.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Yesterday Tomorrow

    ‘Yesterday Tomorrow,’ a Meeting of Songs About Time

    Charles Isherwood

    January 14, 2016: The computer is the conductor, and in some respects the composer, too, in “Yesterday Tomorrow,” a haunting and strangely beautiful musical theater piece that is as simple in its emotional appeal as it is complex in its conception and execution. Created and directed by Annie Dorsen, the work, which can be seen through Saturday at LaMaMa as part of the Coil festival from Performance Space 122, is the third in what Ms. Dorsen calls her “algorithmic theater” trilogy. Yikes! Sounds rather chilly, no? But while the piece does indeed rely on a computer algorithm that alters its dynamics at each performance, a pleasing playfulness and an affecting symbolic layer are hard-wired into it, too. The lights go up on three vocalists — the mezzo Hai-Ting Chinn, the baritone Jeffrey Gavett and the soprano Natalie Raybould — each seated on a sizable sofa, dressed in casual clothes (but distractingly weird boots). Far in the background, you can spy a statue of the Buddha lit from within.

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