Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Gutterball, is a performance piece integrating music, theatre and architecture. It was made for an abandoned bowling alley/studio at a former military base. Two figures tirelessly push a wheeled box set into the gutters of a two-lane alley, while attached megaphone appendages project a low, muffled rumble like the sound of a gutterball. The audience initially views this curious pacing from behind a translucent plastic wall, in a tight corridor, affording them anonymity and distance from the action. At the end of the corridor, they may choose to step onto a harshly lit viewing platform affording unobstructed views of the action and setting which they are now a part of. At intervals, the sound of a chirping bird enters the room through a disguised pipe leading to the outside, reminding the audience of the open spaces beyond this environment. Depending on the viewer, or the place of viewing, this piece has been described as a commentary on industrialization, or a fun game with a large toy.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
"Theatre of Yugen is an experimental ensemble dedicated to the pursuit of the intangible essence called yugen through its exploration of dramatic and literary classics and the crafting of new works of world theater. Our investigation stems from a discipline of Japanese theatrical aesthetics - primarily the classical forms of Noh drama and Kyogen comedy. Through training, creating, presenting, collaborating and performing we aim to foster intercultural understanding and keep theatrical discipline vital."
The Old Man and the Sea
Theatre of Yugen Home
Sunday, July 02, 2006
the music for people and thingamajigs festival
Our mission is to develop and nurture the exploration of alternate materials and methods of creating sound, as well as promote collaborative efforts within other artistic disciplines not generally associated with festivals of music.
Music for People and Thingamajigs
MFPT Radio Interview