Eastern Illinois University

The Visitor

This collaborative performance by a composer and a visual artist is a reactive dialogue between body, sound, and space. Aleotory music composed for the bass clarinet and marimba creates sound that is unique to the present moment and dependent on chance and spontaneity. Inspired by the Japanese Butoh dance tradition, a performer’s body becomes a vessel for motion and form. The slow and unsettling unfolding, which is informed as much by empty space and silence as Marquez-Barrios’s and Vera’s identities as immigrants in a lineage of immigrants, positions the human condition as one of futility, impermanence, and beauty.

Times and prices


02/26 | 7:30 pm

Performance Location

The Black Box Theatre

The Black Box