Oneohtrix Point Never’s Quest to Make Music That Freaks People Out

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TROY, N.Y. — It takes a lot of planning to conjure chaos and ruin.

On a Sunday afternoon in mid-May, the electronic composer Daniel Lopatin, who records as Oneohtrix Point Never, was rehearsing at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, a starship-like modern-architecture apparition in this upstate city. With a brief residency in a state-of-the-art black-box rehearsal studio, Mr. Lopatin was leading his first full group of live musicians under the Oneohtrix Point Never (or OPN) moniker to prepare for the multimedia production “Myriad” — Mr. Lopatin calls it a “concertscape” — that had its premiere at the Park Avenue Armory May 22 as part of the Red Bull Music Festival and will go on to tour other festivals and arts spaces like the Barbican in London.

March 31, 2018


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