Tyler Futrell: Pas de deux

This work by Tyler Futrell began as one of the more unusual pieces I’ve received, and turned out to be one of my favourites. The rather minimal written score was reinforced by several sessions of verbal exchange and workshop with Tyler, over several visits to his home city of Oslo during the 2013-14 season.

It was my great pleasure to create this work with the Norwegian singer/dancer/performer Silje Aker Johnsen, whose remarkable presence I think makes the piece.

Here are two realisations, which may be of interest in understanding the nuance of the score.

Pas de deux by Tyler Futrell

Live performance at LimeWharf, London (UK) — 16 August 2014


Premiere performance in Oslo, Norway — 10 August 2014


These performances were presented by nu:nord as part of its summer 2014 programme.