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Decoder 2017: The Soft Machine

  • The Downstairs at LaMaMa 66 East 4th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Created and Directed by Mallory Catlett / Restless NYC | Co-presented with CultureHub
*With text by William S. Burroughs

Part noise concert, part Burroughs’ reading tour, Decoder 2017: The Soft Machine is the latest work conceived and directed by OBIE winner Mallory Catlett. This cut-up of sound, word, and image is generated live by cassette tape DJ and sound artist G Lucas Crane with performer Jim Findlay, who act as both fictional characters and real-time systems operators. The work features and interactive design created by Keith Skretch (video) and Ryan Holsopple (interaction).

Saturday, December 3
$20, $15 students/seniors, $5 artist (limited)

*The Soft Machine, The Ticket That Exloded, Nova Express, and The Job by William S. Burroughs. Copyright © [for Soft: 1961, renewed 1966; for Nova: 1964, renewed 1992, 2013; for Ticket: 1962, renewed 1964, 1967; for Job, 1969, renewed 1970, 1974], used by permission of The Wylie Agency LLC.


This is a Creative Capital project that has received Commissioning and development support has been provided by Gibney Dance, Mt Tremper Arts, Theatre Conspiracy @ Club PuSH, Collapsable Giraffe and the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Earlier Event: December 1
Visions of the Future II
Later Event: February 2
Hi-Fi | Wi-Fi | Sci-Fi