CREATING AN OPEN SYSTEM (2020)

February 27, 2020. Montreal Canada. Created in collaboration with conductor Guillaume Bourgogne and the students of his improvisation course at McGill University's Schulich School of Music, the event brought together students and faculty from McGill and Concordia University to perform alongside local and international artists. In co-partnership with the Fulbright Foundation and La Sala Rossa.

PASTFUTURE/FUTUREPAST (2019)

May 15-18th, 2019. Hosted at The Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Preserve. In collaboration with the Physics, Geology, Engineering, Dance, and Music Departments at University at Buffalo alongside local partners: The Parkinson Dance Ensemble, Buffalo String Works, Starlight Studios, 5 Loaves Farms, Cradle Beach and Our Lady of Hope Youth Choir. Collaborators learned about sound, electromagnetic, and gravitational waves, developing strategies to perform these waves as music and movement. The week of events included hands-on workshops, film screenings, lectures, and performances with local and international guests around the festival theme. Sponsors included: Penn Dixie Fossil Park, Pierre McAloon Award, John and Shelley McKendry, and UB Media Study.  

EMERGENCE (2018)

May 15-18th, 2018. Hosted at Silo City in Buffalo NY. Workshops presented in partnership with Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, with visiting international artists Sophie Krier (Netherlands), Aurelien Gamboni (Switzerland), Sandrine Teixido (Brazil), Stephane Verlet-Bottero (France). Co-produced by Sarah JM Kolberg, engineering design and implementation Patrick Sears, Choreography by Jenna del Monte, Melanie Aceto, and Kara Mann, aerial choreography by Nina Vega-Westhoff, Physics advisor Professor Doreen Wackeroth, Geology collaborators Carolyn Roberts, Nate Marshall, and Jeremy Stock, projections by Brian Millbrand, architectural design by Justina Dziama, welding and fabrication by Chris Siano, on site support by Jim Wattkins with collaboration from: The Indeterminacy Ensemble, UB Choir, Our Lady of Hope Youth Choir, Buffalo String Works, Starlight Studios, Just Buffalo Literary Center, West Side Bazaar, Indigo Productions with advisory support from John Shottwell. Sponsors included: Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Mark Diamond Research Fund, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, John and Shelley McKendry, UB Media Study and Physics Department, NYSCA, and Silo City owner and founder Rick Smith.

Indeterminacy Festival

On Tour (2017)

2017 The Indeterminacy Festival, On Tour, (June-August), bringing the Indeterminacy Method to cities around the country. Facilitated workshops and events with community groups in Flint Michigan, Omaha Nebraska, and Iowa City. Sponsors included: Public Space One, KANEKO, and Free City Festival.

 

Uncertainty (2017)

May 17-18, 2017. Staged at Silo City, Buffalo NY. Large inflatable plastic bubbles were designed, manufactured, and installed inside a complex of grain silos, becoming "a space within a space." Architectural design by Justina Dziama, choreography Jenna Del Monte and Courtney Barrow, sound and lighting design by John Shotwell and Indigo Productions, with collaboration from The Indeterminacy Ensemble, musical composition by Lucas Segall, with collaboration from: The Parkinson Dance Ensemble, fundraising and media support via the Mark Diamond Research Fund, Techne Institute, Indiegogo crowdfunding coordinated and managed by students of the Arts Management at UB, class of 2017.