Slippages began as a musical realization in response to Warren Rosser‘s room-sized paintings from his Repeat Offender series. Rosser’s colorful orbforms are lifted off the canvas to activate the time-slipping strategies of Dwight Frizzell and Thomas Aber–micro-tonal phasing between two clarinets, Doppler effects created by zwooms (long-hose instruments), and rotating phrases slipping in and out of sync. Ellipses rotate within themselves and in larger circling colligatives, both revealing and reveling in the animated forms of Rosser’s images as synesthetically suggested in today’s performance.
Warren Rosser is the William T. Kemper Distinguished Professor of Painting and Chair of Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute. His work is collected internationally.