Yesterday Tomorrow

::: Yesterday Tomorrow


From Yesterday by The Beatles to Tomorrow from the musical Annie, Annie Dorsen’s performance Yesterday Tomorrow takes us on an unpredictable musical journey through space and time. Dorsen has made a name for herself as an author of algorithmic theatre, in which she cuts up famous texts – and now also music – and has them put together again by the computer. In collaboration with Pierre Godard and IRCAM’s Greg Beller, she has devised an algorithm which ensures that the path Yesterday Tomorrow takes is a different one every time – the starting point (Yesterday) and the goal (Tomorrow) are known, but what the path in between will look like, nobody knows.


Concept and Direction: Annie Dorsen

Music Direction: Joanna Bailie

Computer Programming: Pierre Godard

Video Systems Design: Ryan Holsopple

Sound Design: Greg Beller

Lighting Design: Bruno Pocheron/Ruth Waldeyer

Technical Direction: Ruth Waldeyer

Production/Management: Alexandra Rosenberg

::: screenings / performances

Holland Festival, Amsterdam: June 4, 2015

Oslo Black Box, Oslo: September 18 & 19, 2015

Le Maillon, Strasbourg: November 2-4, 2015

Tandem-Arras Théâtre, Douai-Arras: November 16-17, 2015

Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb: November 22 & 23, 2015

Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse: November 27-29, 2015

Théâatre de Gennevilliers/Festival d'Automne, Paris: December 6-8, 2015

Coil Festival/La Mama, etc, New York: January 13-16, 2016

MaerzMusik/Berliner Festspiel, Berlin: March 12, 2016