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01 Feb 2017

Hemisphere Video Installation at Townsend Austin January-April, 2017

Hemisphere is a site-specific video installation designed for The Townsend Austin.The installation was conceived after a number of preliminary visits to gauge the room atmosphere and décor. Images were chosen and adjusted to reflect various viewing positions within the space as well as the lighting environment in the room. The pictures consist of altered views […]

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01 Dec 2016

Ulysses Dove’s ‘Vespers’ Set To Mikel Rouse’s ‘Quorum’

Don’t miss this new production of Ulysses Dove’s ‘Vespers’ set to Mikel Rouse’s score ‘Quorum’. Part of Alvin Ailey’s City Center season. Dates are December 17, 20, 22 and 27. Details at: Alvin Ailey Dance Theater 2016 is the 30th anniversary of this legendary collaboration. From the Alvin Ailey site: Ulysses Dove’s bold choreographic voice […]

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18 Nov 2016

Mikel Rouse Deposits Press, Programs & Brochures to LPA Archive

On November 18, 2016 Mikel Rouse deposited over 600 pages of original press clippings, programs and brochures to the Mikel Rouse Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Features, reviews and programs span from 1980 to 2016, including performances by Mikel Rouse Broken Consort, Tirez Tirez and various […]

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04 Aug 2016

Pitchfork: Review of Metronome – Take Down

With the debut of his new project Metronome, Mikel Rouse reaches the rarified level of production ambition he first achieved in the ’80s, as he weaved together classical, electronic, and indie rock. by Seth Colter Walls Contributor ELECTRONIC AUGUST 1 2016 New York’s 1980s club scene boasted famously cavalier attitudes regarding genre convention. Composers worked […]

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15 Jul 2016

Metronome – Take Down By Mikel Rouse Featured in The Wire UK

A full page feature in The Wire by esteemed writer Clive Bell appears in the August 2016 issue. Excerpts from the feature include: “…With Take Down Rouse has hit the jackpot.” “Rouse crafts a hothouse world of intricate electronic undergrowth, aligning himself with contemporary pop. Tongue firmly in his downtown cheek or not, he has […]

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21 Jun 2016

Pitchfork: Downtown NYC legend Mikel Rouse reemerges with “Habibi Lossless”

Mikel Rouse isn’t an indie-world household name, though his veteran status is secure. His 1980s group Tirez Tirez opened for Talking Heads and released an album that was distributed by the label I.R.S. (circa R.E.M.’s Dead Letter Office). But Rouse never sounded like anyone else. His love for classical music’s minimalists was as obvious as […]

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03 Feb 2015

The Demo World Premiere: Stanford Bing Auditorium April 1-2, 2015

The Demo is a music theater work written by composer/performers Mikel Rouse and Ben Neill based on Douglas Engelbart’s historic 1968 demonstration of early computer technology. Engelbart’s 1968 demo rolled out virtually everything that would define modern computing; videoconferencing, hyperlinks, networked collaboration, digital text editing, and something called a “mouse.” The Demo re-imagines Engelbart’s historic […]

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19 Nov 2014

Mikel Rouse Completes Phase 3 of Deposits to the Mikel Rouse Archive

On November 19, 2014 Mikel Rouse completed Phase 3 of a 4-Part Phase of deposits to the Mikel Rouse Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Works include digitized cassettes covering rehearsals and live recordings from 1980 to 1991, including performances by Mikel Rouse Broken Consort, Tirez Tirez […]

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07 Nov 2014

Mikel Rouse Featured in Excelsior, Mexico’s Largest Newspaper

Lucha libre al ritmo de Mikel Rouse Quien está considerado como “el mejor compositor de su generación”, estuvo en México a la caza de sonidos (See Translation Below) LINK TO ARTICLE HERE 19/10/2014 00:06 Rosario Apple / Special CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 19 de octubre.- Mikel Rouse pasea por la Ciudad de México como cualquier turista […]

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17 Jul 2014

NewMusicBox: The Dangers of Secondhand Music

On July 15, 2014, NewMusicBox published an article by Mikel Rouse which reflects on the current state of environmental over-stimulation and the possible devaluing effects this aural onslaught has on our appreciation of music. Check it out here and join the conversation: THE DANGERS OF SECONDHAND MUSIC By Mikel Rouse on July 16, 2014 Like […]

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