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Co-created by Ash Fure and LILLETH
November 19-20, 2021 Presented by The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and The Industry


HIVE RISE is a physical encounter with sound.

Debuting originally at Berlin's iconic techno club Berghain in January 2020, HIVE RISE reemerges in a site-specific staging composed and performed by Ash Fure, directed and choreographed by LILLETH, with scenic architecture by stock-a-studio, costume design by Carlos Soto, lighting design by Kelley Shih, video design by Hana S. Kim, and dramaturgy by edxi.


In this performance installation, The Geffen Warehouse is transformed into collective listening zones that are activated by human voices, subaudible subwoofers, architectural resonances, and psychoacoustic beats. Fure plays live on a rig of speaker cones that pulsate the air. And 14 performers with 3D-printed megaphones flock in formations throughout the crowd, modeling cooperation and sending slivers of white noise straight to the skin.Amidst ongoing states of emergency, HIVE RISE animates sonic protocols that recalibrate our interdependence. This US premiere is presented by MOCA and The Industry, where Fure is a co-Artistic Director offering new directions for experimental opera.

Co-created by Ash Fure and LILLETH
Composition and music direction – Ash Fure
Direction and choreography – LILLETH
Scenic architecture – Laida 'Xavi' Aguirre / stock-a-studio
Costume design – Carlos Soto
Lighting design – Kelley Shih
Video design – Hana S. Kim
Sound design – Derek Williams
Dramaturgy - edxi
Performers – Eliza Bagg, Jay Carlon, Destefano DeLuise, Ash Fure, jeremy guyton, Kasper, Kelci Hahn, Joanna Lynn-Jacobs, Sharon Chohi Kim, Jasmine Nyende, Rayne Raney, Tianna Nicole, Davia Spain, Kalean Ung, Taylor Unwin
Executive Producer - Elizabeth Cline, The Industry
Production Manager - Xiaoyue Zhang

Stage Manager – Morgan Johnson
Costume Associate – Parisjoy Jennings
Scenic Associate – Delaney McCraney
Megaphones – Matter Design
Visual Identity and Graphics –ALL PURPOSE
Communications – Sounding Point, for The Industry

HIVE RISE premiered at Berghain in Berlin, Germany on January 28, 2020. Co-commissioned by CTM Festival and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. Curated and Produced by Dahlia Borsch.

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