Attack Decay Sustain Release

Combining live music and dance performance, Attack Decay Sustain Release explores the relation between movement, sound and context. Together with performing artist Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn, Erikk McKenzie searches for a framework for combining his work as musician and dancer, to facilitate artistic collaborations with other musicians and movers, and to create flexible performative structures which can adapt to a wide range of spaces and contexts. The project branches into three aspects:

Short performances to interrupt an evening or create ruptures in a given social context.

Participatory workshops for professionals or non-professionals in the relation between movement and sound.

Studio sessions and performances with invited performing artists.

Attack Decay Sustain Release has been presented in the context of Schous Étude, Mørkerommet, Fête de la Musique (Global Oslo Music), Rom for Dans and CODA festival, including collaborations with performing artists Fernanda Branco and Ismaera Takeo Ishii, as well as movement classes with live music in Oslo. The project is coproduced by Dansearena Nord, Regional Arena for Samtidsdans and Tou Scene, with support from Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Fund for Performing Artists and Arts Council Norway. Headline photo by Tom Erik Caldino Nicolaysen.

Blindsoner was a preliminary solo performance leading to Attack Decay Sustain Release.