learning structures, 2006-2018
learning structures is a collection of works currently focused on Ryan Lott’s commissions and collaborations with choreographers and dance ensembles. These highly-textured instrumental compositions blur the line between acoustic and electronic instrumentation. This collection includes works spanning from 2006 to 2018, and will be introduced as learning structures vol. 1-4 on October 11th, 2019. The ongoing series will continue with further volumes through 2020.
view partially obstructed is the first volume of the learning structures releases. The works included in this volume are selections from a longer work for a dance of the same title, commissioned by Gibney Dance in 2009. Artwork by Joshue Ott.
end firma is the second volume - the works included date from late 2010, with the exception of "wintermute," which Lott composed in 2012. Artwork by Zack Bent.
distance between us is the third volume which are selections from a longer work for a dance of the same title, commissioned by Gibney Dance in 2007. Artwork by Zach McNair.
assorted machines is this installment's fourth volume containing pieces from various works, composed between 2007 and 2017, for choreographers Gina Gibney and Stephen Petronio. Cover art is a photo of installation by artist Lauren Zoll, entitled The Look of Vision (2015).