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GHOST: Credits

Published 14 Dec 2023

Artistic Direction: Asa Horvitz


With and by: Asa Horvitz, Wayne Horvitz, Ariadne Randall, Carmen Q. Rothwell

AI system design: Seraphina Goldfarb-Tarrant, Alejandro Calcaño

AI programming: Seraphina Goldfarb-Tarrant

Horn band: Pablo Nicolas Rojo Anguita, Lezaam Beets, Michael Moore, Ada Rave, Goncalo Soares, Fie Schouten, Felicity Provan (NL) Anna Tsombanis, Thomas Wiesinger, Phil Yaeger, Christina Baumfried, Max Nagl (AT)

Advice: Oneka von Schrader & Joachim Robbrecht

Collaboration on stage and costume design: Evandro Pedroni

Shirts & Flags: Le Van Hung

Ceramics: Jacob Bartmann

Hat maker: Monica Gamberale

Booklet design and selected images and collages: Nica Horvitz

Lighting assistance: Theo Emil Krausz

Production: Sophie Menzinger, Theo Emil Krausz (AT) / Waffa al-Attas, Nora Duijf (NL)

AI UX Design for performance: XandraDave Cochran

Previous versions of GHOST included contributions from Bryan West, Martin Brans, Esy Casey, David Bruin and Pawel Szubert

Sound Recordings

All music written and performed by Asa Horvitz, Carmen Q. Rothwell, Ariadne Randall, Wayne Horvitz, and Bryan West. Musical direction by Asa Horvitz and Carmen Q. Rothwell. All text generated by the AI system, except “drown in matter” by Asa Horvitz, “to think about ghosts” by Wayne Horvitz, and “94.7 the wave” by Ariadne Randall. “To Understand The Story” contains a fragment of the Svanetian (Republic of Georgia) traditional song “Lile”.

Recordings: 2017, Alexander Studio, MacDowell / 2019, Seneca House, Ridgewood, NY / 2019, Spaceworks, Brooklyn / 2020 DAS Theatre, Amsterdam / 2023 Power Sound Studios, Amsterdam

Mixed by: Asa Horvitz and Ariadne Randall (2019-20) / Asa Horvitz (2023)

Mastered by: Chris Gestrin (2019-20) / Ariadne Randall (2023)

The Couch:

Web development and design: Simon Dirks

All other texts: Asa Horvitz

Curators: Orpheu de Jong & Maia Kenney

Archival photos: Ann Horvitz, Wayne L. Horvitz, Lee Horvitz, Philip Horvitz, Wayne B. Horvitz, Asa Horvitz, Patti Trimble, Bill Horvitz, Robin Eschner, Nica Horvitz, Josh Gaster, unknown. Kawa Ijen photo by Esy Casey, ceramics photo by Jacob Bartmann.

Video documentation of performances: Sergio Gridelli (NL) / Ines Bacher & Magdalena Fischer (AT)

GHOST is produced by: Golden Trout Wilderness (NL/USA), in association with Celestial Excursions Vienna and SHOW MACHINE (NL). Co-production: SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Het HEM, Muziekgebouw Productiehuis, Frascati Producties, Musiktheatertage Wien, brutWien.

With the kind support of the City of Vienna Culture Department, and the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sports Austria; Amsterdam Fonds voor Kunst; Gemeente Utrecht; Amsterdam Zuid; KlavierLoft Wien.

Residency/development: Goethe Institut Hong Kong, Bâtard Festival / wpZimmer, deSingel, Microscope Gallery NYC, Camargo Foundation, MacDowell, DAS Theatre, ELIAS 2069. Web version of GHOST commissioned by Het HEM/The Couch.

With thanks to/impossible without: Carmen Q. Rothwell, Ariadne Randall, Wayne Horvitz, Seraphina Goldfarb-Tarrant, Alejandro Calcaño, Bryan West, Robin Eschner, Oneka von Schrader, Joachim Robbrecht, Nica Horvitz, Martin Brans, Esy Casey, David Bruin, Cara Hoffman, John Tarrant, Silvia Bottiroli, Edit Kaldor, Andrea Bozic, Scott Gibbons, Mala Kline, Gary F. Brown, Robert Bosnak, Sabine Cmelniski, Eliza McKelway, Mazlum Nergiz, Andrej Nosov, Grzegorz Reske, Marta Keil, Mark Timmer, Joost Heijthuijsen, Orpheu de Jong, Maia Kenney, Simon Dirks, Julian Hetzel.

For Bill Horvitz (1947-2017).

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