Staged Productions



90 minutes with intermission

The music of David Lang With films by William Wegman, Bill Morrison, Doug Aitken, Guy Maddin and Matt Mullican

wed (1995)

Video: Treat Bottle (1972) by William Wegman

how to pray (2002)

Film: How to Pray (2005) by Bill Morrison

heroin (2000)

Music and lyrics by Lou Reed, arranged by David Lang
Film: Heroin (2000) by Doug Aitken

little eye (1999)

Film: Odilon Redon (1995) by Guy Maddin

men (2001)

Film: Elevated (2005) by Matt Mullican

Conceived by David Lang
Designed by Jerry Pergolesi
Performed by the Contact Elevated Ensemble

Additional production support from EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Original stage production funded by the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the SOCAN Foundation Project funding for Odilon Redon/little eye provided by the Toronto Arts Council’s Incubate program

how to pray was commissioned by Audrey Riley for A Change of Light

The music for heroin was commissioned by the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

little eye was commissioned by the festival Nuova Consonanza for Alter Ego

men was commissioned by Stadthaus Ulm for the European Music Project, Jürgen Grözinger, director

All music published by Red Poppy Music (ASCAP) except for heroin, used with permission by Oakfield Avenue Music. For more information visit

Elevated featuring recordings of wed, how to pray, and men, along with a dvd of the accompanying videos, is available on Cantaloupe Records –




60 minutes

The music of Brian Eno
With video by Suzanne Bocanegra

Discreet Music (1975)

composed by Brian Eno, arranged by Jerry Pergolesi

video Deck (2008)

by Suzanne Bocanegra

Production Design by Jerry Pergolesi
Performed by Contact

Deck was commissioned by Bang On A Can for Contact

Discreet Music performed by Contact is available on Cantaloupe Records –