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KATE COYNE

THE FIRST PROJECT I ever did with Michael was Current/See [1998], which started off with Michael dancing a solo, joined later by me, and then by two other dancers who gradually filtered into it. But the most immediate visual impact was definitely made by a band called Big Bottom: It consisted of five bass guitarists, including Cerith Wyn Evans and Angela Bulloch, using these enormous speakers arranged in a semicircle at the back of the stage. The amplifiers were laid out like Stonehenge pillars, as tall as the band members themselves! And while they were playing quite simple, recognizable riffs from Deep Purple and other groups, the sound was just huge. So our movements in that piece were very much about that rhythm, very physical, and, as it turned out, quite demanding.

In rehearsals, Michael, who had developed the music with Susan Stenger, would pick out the rhythms he wanted us to follow.

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