Here's the official video of The Tides Project: North Pacific Gyre, the latest installment of the ongoing #TidesProject between choreographer Maura Donohue and myself, a look at Anthropocenic ocean phenomena. This immersive work is based on the trash vortex of the Pacific Ocean, the acidification of our waters and subsequent mass extinction of ocean life. The costumes and props are all donated/repurposed plastic bags, handmade by the choreographer and performers. Every single artist involved in this project is a master of their craft and I'm too stoked for the #TidesProject, round 3, for which we are currently regrouping and planning. Performers emerge from a blanket of plastic to envelope audience members before getting caught in the vortex and trash flies everywhere. Shakuhachi artist Perry Yung calls in a death dirge as we, the fauna and flora of the ocean, die a filthy, writhing death at the hands of man-made, non decomposable waste.
I was also choreographed into this one, joining the dance ensemble on the floor before and after stationing at my EDM rig to improvise the body section of the music.
A studio audio recording is in the works for later this year! More details on that asap.
Trumpeter John Adler performed a concert and workshop today at the International Trumpet Guild Conference on the subject of performing with composed music with interactive electronic components. his set featured the modular sonata for trumpet and launchpad, and Rikai, an fx-on-rails piece with film by JD Forslin.
Check out the slideshow for a taste of the program:
There is a studio recording in the works for both pieces! More to come on that.