Asa Horvitz makes performances and music. A student of psychoanalysis and dreamwork since 2013, his current research is focused on the relationship between humans and images. He currently collaborates with LUCAS, an AI developed at the University of Washington.
Horvitz will take up residence with Galeria Labirynt in Lublin from 6 to 22 August and 20 to 24 September 2019, where he will investigate Aby Warburg’s theories of the image as they relate to sound, working with a combination of modular synthesis, modified field recordings, and non-musician performers… exploring the limits of human hearing, the ability of sounds to trigger memory, and structured participation.
This research is part of Horvitz’s larger project THE SAVED NIGHT, a three-part performance currently in development at DAS Theatre in Amsterdam.
Horvitz’s work has been seen in the US and Europe at venues such as The New Museum, Microscope Gallery, PRELUDE Festival (NYC), Living Arts Museum (Tulsa), Teatr Polski (Wroclaw), National Theater Institute (Warszawa). Collaborations include major productions with Lukasz Korczak and Scott Gibbons/Romeo Castellucci. He has participated in artistic exchanges in India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Horvitz leads the critically acclaimed band VALES, with Carmen Rothwell. As a musician he has performed with Anna Webber, Kalup Linzy, and Julian Kytasty. Horvitz studied music composition with Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier, as well as with his father Bill Horvitz. His work has been supported by The MacDowell Colony, CEC Arts Link, RSF Social Finance, The Camargo Foundation, and a Fulbright Fellowship (Warszawa, 2011). He lives and works in Queens, NY.