Electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl's project Corps Exquis incorporates electronics, chamber music performance and video art to create an immersive multimedia experience. Performed by the virtuosic chamber ensemble TRANSIT with Wohl on electronics, each piece is accompanied by a video created specifically for it by some of New York's brightest young visual artists: Antoine Catala, Alexis Gambis, Satan's Pearl Horses, Andrew Steinmetz & Teddy Stern, Brina Thurston, and Yui Kugimiya. Inspired by the "exquisite corpse" parlor game popular in Surrealist circles in 1920s Paris through which a group of artists creates a single piece of art, the visuals blend together disparate aesthetics to create a surprising body of work.
Existing at the intersection of video installation, rock concert, avant-garde cinema, and experimental classical and electronic music, Corps Exquis combines the vitality of the New York’s emerging experimental music and video art scenes.
“Paris-born and Brooklyn-based composer Daniel Wohl blends electronics and acoustic instruments in provocative and surprising ways on his new album, Corps Exquis. Listen at night, with the lights down, and let Wohl's odd and exquisite sound world take over” – NPR