BE A PART OF “THE MOST INNOVATIVE, DARING & ORIGINAL PIECE OF DANCE/PERFORMANCE YOU WILL SEE THIS DECADE”
With only 11 days left until the premiere of her latest evening length work, there is still time to join Amy O’Neal in creating this highly engaging, conversational piece. O’Neal has worked tirelessly over the last year and a half, without getting paid, refining and researching, remodeling and redefining this exploration of the progression of influence and culture in our individual self identity.
In addition to O’Neal, there are other collaborative artist fees and expenses associated with the project, creating a steep budget with little outside funding. That means that these incredible artists are being supported by YOU! because YOU want to experience this and investigate deeper.
Potato Finger/original music and sound compostion, Leo Mayberry/video programming and design, Amiya Brown/technical director and lighting design, Wes Hurley/Film, Jason Puccinelli/set design consulting, and Jody Kuehner/fashion constulting.
To support these collaborators and an innovative project – that guarantees a viscerally exciting performance experience complete with lots of booty shaking, tied with an engaging intellectual and anthropological exploration – visit the project page on USA Projects and make a donation
The minimum project goal has been reached, but $10,000 is what is needed for the work…if you have the capacity, please make a donation or share the project.
INVEST IN CULTURE
The magnificence of this new project spearheaded by Wayne Horvitz is boundless, with stunning work by Yukio Suzuki / KINGYO, Yohei Saito, and Tucker Martine.
The premiere performances are complete but the sound and video components of the installation will remain at the Arizona State University Art Museum through the end of the month.
Above – video by Yohei Saito of the installation’s premiere in Port Townsend, WA.
More about the project: www.55inconcrete.com
Are you a film maker or composer interested in making work for silent film?
SIFF, the Seattle Composers’ Alliance and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble are partnering up to celebrate the art of silent film and film scores. 12 films made by youth through adult ages will be selected to be scored by local composers, and performed live for an audience by the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble.
November 2, 2012 Submission deadline
December 3, 2012 Notification of acceptance
December 10, 2012 Final cut of the film due on DVD
March 1 , 2013 Final score due
April 11, 2013 Screening date
(Mark Taylor / Jason Goessel / Ryan Burns / Tom Zgonc)
(Beth Fleenor / Ari Joshua)
Monday, September 24 – 8pm
ZERO GOOSE combines fringe avant jazz standards with a smattering of individual & group original compositions. The group uses these avenues to pursue joint free-improv within a loose but definable structure for the listener. Zero-Goose features Mark Taylor (sax), Jason Goessel (guitar), Ryan Burns (keys/bass), and Tom Zgonc (drums).
Put the spaceship on autopilot and let it take you to a vacation paradise…ambient improvised duets featuring Beth Fleenor (clarinet/voice) and Ari Joshua (guitar).
The Frank Agency has teamed up with the Royal Room to highlight Frank artists & affiliates in a monthly sonic presentation. A split bill the last Monday of each month features a range of projects, artists, ideas & perspectives. Taking advantage of the “project room” nature of Columbia City’s new space, you can expect that the sounds will be ever changing monthly, while the level of quality, expressiveness, and exploration stays invigorating. Listen, talk with artists, commune…Frankly Mondays, can be awesome…
Three years in the making, this weekend will mark the premiere of Wayne Horvitz’s modular, shifting-site specific work – 55: Music and Dance in Concrete – with Yukio Suzuki / KINGYO, Yohei Saito, and Tucker Martine.
Originally inspired and recorded in the bunkers and cistern at Fort Worden, artists will activate the fort for the next two days, with music, dance and video. Guests are invited to explore the installation freely from 11-6 each day, and experience three dance performances scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (11, 1:30 & 4).
More information – including lots of video and audio from the project: http://www.55inconcrete.com
Sunday, September 23 – 4 pm
Volunteer Park (Seattle)
Join us in celebrating 10 years of All Nations Cup
Music composed and conducted by Jovino Santos Neto, performed by the All Nations Orchestra
Seattle premiere of Jovino Santos Neto’s orchestral piece All Nations, composed for the 10th anniversary of the All Nations Soccer Cup and sponsored by 4Culture. This is a one hour long performance of music written for a 20-piece orchestra (strings, woodwinds, brass and rhythm section), featuring some of Seattle’s best musicians, including Hans Teuber, Tom Varner, Beth Fleenor, Samantha Boshnack, Paul Taub, Tim Carey, Mark Ivester, Chris Spencer and many more.
This outdoor event is free and open to all.
Bring a picnic and let’s celebrate the end of summer with creative sounds and positive thoughts for the fall.
In association with his 55: Music and Dance in Concrete premiere at Fort Worden, as part of Centrum’s Reverberations series, Horvitz will also be featured in the Port Townsend Film Festival.
Friday, September 21 (associated event)
Woman of Tokyo
Yasujiro Ozu’s 1933 film with a score by Wayne Horvitz
Premiering in October, master dance articulator, Amy O’Neal presents a solo, non-verbal lecture demonstration/dance experience deconstructing her past and recent influences (Hip Hop culture, Classical Ballet, Big Boi, Cyndi Lauper, Ciara, Janet Jackson and Dub Step). O’Neal tackles questions of gender and racial stereotypes using “the ass” as a taking off point for a cultural study in identity. O’Neal asks, ‘Are we damned for selling ourselves in a culture where we are expected to do just that?’
Above – excerpt of work in progress performance in Memphis, TN.
The piece is premieres October 12-14 & 19-21 2012 as the first project for Velocity Dance Center’s new Made in Seattle program.
O’Neal is currently raising funds through USA Projects.
To watch a project video, learn more, and support the work:
Beth Fleenor’s neo-chamber avant-noise jazz project FIGEATER hit MCMC Tuesday at Electric Tea Garden this week…and they hit it hard!
conFIGuration POWER FIG:
Beth Fleenor – Vocals and Clarinet
Paul Kemmish – Bass
Tom Zgonc – Drums
Jeff Huston – Guitar
(photo of Original Fig with Jeff Huston & Mike Hams / by Rebecca Williams)