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.
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.
On Tour (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.