Orpheus Unsung is a collaboration between Mark DeChiazza (concept, direction, films) and composer Steven Mackey, this multi-media "opera" features dance and fractured films. The voice of Orpheus—the electric guitar—leads the stage through a dark journey of separation, descent and transformation.
My Lai, an opera monodrama with Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, and Van-Anh Vo tells the story of Hugh Thompson Jr., a US Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War who tried to tried to intervene and rescue villagers during the My Lai massacre. DeChiazza co-directs and designs.
Hiraeth is a live orchestral and film performance composed by Sarah Kirkland Snider, co-commissioned by North Carolina Symphony and Princeton Symphony Orchestra. DeChiazza created a 30-minute film to partner with concert presentation of the work.
5 Beasts is a music-theater work featuring Rinde Eckert, Ned Rothenberg, and Adam Matta. Production designed and co-directed by Mark DeChiazza. Premiered at at Les Subsistances in Lyon, France in March 2015.
The world premiere of Pulitzer-winning composer John Luther Adams' Sila, a massive site-specific work for 80 musicians commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Mostly Mozart Festival 2014. Choreography and visual presentation by Mark DeChiazza
A music film short commissioned by New York Polyphony for Richard Rodney Bennett's A Colloquoy With God, which he composed for the group shortly before his death. Directed and edited by Mark DeChiazza.
Colombine's Paradise Theatre is a music-theater work performed by eighth blackbird, composed by Amy Beth Kirsten, with production directed and designed by Mark DeChiazza, costumes by Sylvianne Shurman, lighting by Mary Ellen Stebbins.
Slide, a music theater work composed by Steven Mackey, with text by Rinde Eckert, directed by Mark DeChiazza. First performed by Eckert, Mackey, and Eighth Blackbird ensemble in 2010-12, a new production in 2017 replaced the ensemble with Orchestra 2001.
Fashion label pas de calais' NYC event introducing SS15 collection for fashion week. Mark DeChiazza designed and fabricated set, curated and integrated live musical performance, and staged the 15 models.
Fashion label pas de calais' NYC fashion week installation event introducing AW15 collection. Mark DeChiazza designed, fabricated and installed the set. Collaborators Mote Sinabel and James Clotfelter.
Information for Transient Glory: Spotlight on Composer Missy Mazzoli, a staged concert performance for 50 young singers from Francisco Nunez's Young People's Chorus of NYC, and Missy Mazzoli's band Victoire
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