SONDER @ Studio Z
This concert is just over two weeks away! Save the date! You can purchase tickets online here!
PERSEPHONE is (loosely) based on the spring maiden’s unwitting descent to the throne of the underworld. Straying from the original Greek mythology, our story finds Persephone on a quest. She (like many of us) is searching for something that can only be found by venturing into (and embracing) the unknown.
Come this next weekend to check out PERSEPHONE at the JSB TEKBOX in the Cowels Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in downtown Minneapolis! A completely original work, this production features an hour-long cycle of new music by composer Ted Moore for viola, saxophones, piano, percussion, and electronics. Direction and choreography by Hannah Holman. Lighting design by Courtney Schmitz-Watson. December 4-6. Buy tickets HERE!
Testing In Progress
Thanks to everyone who came out the ONE NIGHT ART GALLERY in Minneapolis. It was great having everyone graffiti these desks and make little works of art on all of the scantrons. This work will be on view at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, WA on October 25, and will be traveling to Chicago later in the Spring! Stay tuned for info on that!
Check out this video from a recent art project I took part in - myself along with six other artists created instruments out of found objects and installed them in a public space for people passing by to play. The sounds were also being manipulated with live electronics.
A couple of weeks ago, I teamed up with artist Treeya Brooks to create a sculpture installation based on the theme movement. We created a mobile out of wooden rings (the biggest four feet in diameter) and installed it outside of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. The sculpture was left up for a week and participants were invited to create smaller sculptures out of pipe cleaners and yarn to attach to the structure.
I made this work re(k)nub (2014) in response to James Turrell's Sky Pesher exhibit at the Walker Art Center. The photo was taken inside the enclosure on a very cold, snowy day and the audio is from field recordings on my iPhone while there. I liked the acoustics while inside, so I made various sounds and then took only the resonance/reverb and manipulated that. I was struck by how haunting and beautiful the enclosure was completely covered in snow and devoid of human activity - a completely different experience from visiting during a warmer time of the year. I hope you enjoy!
Check out the video from 3-Play at Skewed Visions Studio featuring Ted Moore's new multimedia work eclipse for improvising instrumentalist, live processing, and live video!
Identity of the Moment
A few months ago I performed at the Nash Art Gallery as part of the Space to Place art exhibit. The performance by the lovely Elizabeth Windnagel and myself was deemed Identity of the Moment. The piece performed was called Jewface by composer Joey Crane, in collaboration with fashion designer Anna Carlson. You can read my blog post here about the exhibit. Here is the video! Kevin Obsatz was the videographer.
Saxophonist, Artist, Listener, Thinker, Teacher, Performer, Curator, Veggie, Reader, Lover of Contemporary Music