TINDER

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“Campanella’s compositions envelop the audience, with densely, dexterously woven textures often pulling together heavy rock rhythms, throwback sounds of a toy piano and an accordion, and elegiac cello and vocal patterns.”

—Backstage 

An idiosyncratic song cycle about departure and return and the ephemeral nature of insects. This cinematic music performance work investigates the elliptical obsessions at play between men and women, and how we communicate—or don’t—when we are at war with each other and ourselves.

To make Tinder, Latitude 14 recontextualized eight songs from Red Fly/Blue Bottle within the framework of an alternate platform to create an entirely new work. Veering between the miniature and that which is larger than life, between intimacy and alienation, high-tech and low, absolute restraint and deep reserves of emotion, Tinder melds an insouciant post-industrial street busking sensibility with high art to deliver richly layered songs and mesmerizing video via a compendium of mechanical found-object contraptions, one large screen, and two performers who take one’s breath away.

Performance History

• Exit Festival, Creteil, France, 2009
• Here Arts Center, NYC, 2010

Credits

Created by Latitude 14
direction: Mallory Catlett
music: Christina Campanella
words: Stephanie Fleischmann
video: Peter Norrman