Stephanie Pan

Modern Body Festival

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Art as research through experience What exactly is the ‘modern body’? We are inclined to think of our bodies as limited to what is contained within our own skin, but technology, philosophy, spirituality, religion, and science all challenge this idea. Modern Body Festival (MBF), an initiative organized by artists / makers / performers Stephanie Pan…

Center no Distractor

Center no Distractor, live @ Blikopener / Museum Night Delft 2014

Center no Distractor, the latest project of the collaborative duo Stephanie Pan and Stelios Manousakis, is an explosion of movement, physicality and gritty, thumping beats, for taiko and live electronics. Performances are simultaneously a concert, an exploration of sound and body, a visual spectacle; it is dance for the ears, the body, the eyes and…

Rochester – A cabaret/lounge Baroque music performance (2011)

Rochester - Stephanie Pan @ Brakke Grond, Feast of the Earl 2011

Rochester is a cabaret/lounge Baroque music performance which sets to music the epic, obscene poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, in a contemporary, experimental and absurdist mishmash of traditional Baroque music and contemporary pop music, on a backdrop of burlesque bal masque. In setting these texts, Ms. Pan has drawn on her own…

Implied Manifesto #1 – A wordless manifesto (2011)

Implied Manifesto # 1 by Stephanie Pan, at Dag in de Branding, The Hague 2013

Implied Manifesto #1 is a music performance by Stephanie Pan which incorporates abstracted pop songs, live improvisation and inarticulateness. Made for voice, wineglasses, Suzuki Omnichord, Nebulophone and live sampler, the performance bears semblance to a personal manifesto, but has almost no comprehensible words. Rather, it relies on the visceral presence of the performer, abstract sound,…

Little Drummer Girl, or, My First Taiko (2010)

Little Drummer Girl, or, My First Taiko (2010): Handmade taiko by Stephanie Pan

This is a pet project that has been keeping me busy lately. I have long been fascinated by taikos, and after a very fortunate encounter with Uzume, a mixed-genre taiko collective/ensemble and discovering I could build my own taiko, I became set on finally learning how to play, but not before I built my own…

Our Lady of Late – for voice and wineglass (2006)

Our Lady Of Late @ Spiti, Chania 2013

Our Lady of Late is a study on the use of the voice as a pure and primitive expressive instrument, stripped of the layers and conventions established by culture and society that mask our attempts to communicate. The performance incorporates both improvisations inspired by and excerpts from the 16-movement piece by Meredith Monk of the…