Asa Horvitz is a performance maker, composer/musician, choreographer, and director.
His performances combine elements of music and sound, choreography, theatre, and visual art, to create spaces in which the audience, confronted by paradox, begins to imagine for themselves. He is at work on THE SAVED NIGHT, a trilogy exploring non-human presences and the transformation of human-centered subjectivity at stake in the contemporary world.
His work is presented in a variety of contexts, recently at Het HEM, Het Muziekgebouw, SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), deSingel, The New Museum (NYC), Frascati Producties, Musiktheatretage Wien/brutWien, Microscope Gallery (NYC), Goethe Institut Hong Kong, etc. As a musician he has released a number of albums and toured internationally; he has also published writing on the performing arts field.
Horvitz studied composition with Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier, and for many years was involved in the underground/DIY scene in NYC. He gained further knowledge through collaborations with Scott Gibbons/Romeo Castellucci and Polish artists including Lukasz Korczak. He has studied various ways of working with dreams since 2013, and graduated from DAS Arts/DAS Theatre in 2021. Horvitz is a MacDowell, Fulbright, and Camargo Fellow, and previously lived in New York and Warsaw.
GHOST – premiere – brutWien/Musiktheatretage Wien, September 19-21 2023
GHOST – @ deSchool Amsterdam, presented by Het HEM/Het Muziekgebouw, September 28-29
GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE – symposium talks on the current state of art & AI, followed by a concert @ Zone2Source, 26 September (co-presented with ARIAS).
GHOST – digital artwork & vinyl record – forthcoming 2024, commissioned by Het HEM
SONGS FOR A PASSERBY – VR Opera directed by Celine Daemen, music by Asa Horvitz – premiere Venice Cinema Biennale / Venice Immersive Sept 30-Oct 10 (tour to follow, link here)
Group exhibition – ELIAS, Rob, Mohorje, Slovenia (Opens September 25)
Article on A DREAM THAT BELONGS TO NO ONE by Konstantina Georgelou and Nienke Scholts in the summer/fall 2023 edition of MASKA
Ongoing writing on performing arts, ideas, friends' shows, etc., in the Anarchist Review of Books, starting in fall 2023.