Dan Hosken, D.M.A.

Excerpts from The OKLO Phenomenon

"DanceMad" for cello and interactive electronics. Madeleine Shapiro, cello.

"Mysterious Skin" for solo dancer and interactive electronics. Jonathan Buckles, dancer.

"Attack Trio" for three dancers, cello, and electronic score. Allie Keppel, Jennie Gerdes, and Lisa Stockinger, dancers; Madeleine Shapiro, cello

Robert Wechsler's description of OKLO from the Palindrome website:

The Oklo Phenomenon is a piece about what you need to do to change your life. Sometimes it takes a catastrophe. Sometimes it only takes a cello.

It has ten dancers, three musicians (including a renowned experimental cellist), various interactive (motion tracking) effects and... uranium.

"The sense that nothing will change unless we are shaken to our roots - like after a major catastrophe, a bomb, an earthquake, whatever. Survivors know what Im talking about. You know what they say, "if it doesnt kill you, it makes you stronger. well, Bull shit."

"A funny piece about serious catastrophes".