Gabriel Schenker (US)
Gabriel Schenker was born in Washington D.C., raised in Rio de Janeiro, and lives in Brussels for the past eleven years. After graduating at P.A.R.T.S., he co-founded the collective Busy Rocks with whom he created and performed for a.o. Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas, Thomas Hauert/Zoo, Eleanor Bauer, Robin Jonsson and Alexandra Bachzetsis.
Gabriel also engaged in a MA program in philosophy at the European Graduate School and is involved with different pedagogical projects; he is a certified Pilates instructor, teaches dance classes, is assisting Thomas Hauert in the development of a new Bachelor in Contemporary Dance in Lausanne and is working on the development of the project Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S.
Gabriel Schenker (US): Pulse Constellations
Gabriel Schenker’s new creation Pulse Constellations departs from John McGuire's electronic composition Pulse Music III, from 1978, a complex multi-layered piece born from an aural image of movements in space. The piece combines a variety of pulses, tempos, and melodies to form a sequence of 24 distinct but interrelated sections that fold into each other in abrupt, unexpected ways. The quality of the sounds, the fullness of the composition, and its constant, unsettling movement in space, brings about a stellar, cosmic quality to the work.
In his Creation 2016, choreographer and dancer Gabriel Schenker deconstructs and reconstructs the complex web of pulse layers of the composition. A kaleidoscope of rhythms and coordinations cross his body in overlapping rhythms. With his performance, Schenker explores the limits between the mathematical and the organic, the digital precision of electronic music and the analogue imprecision of a dance, the borders between the danceable and the audible.