Experiments in Performance
Volume 1: Pairs / Fragments of Time
An Evening in Improvised Sound and Movement /
Created and Curated by Alia Swersky and Tom Baker
WHEN: May 11, 2018 at 7:30pm
WHERE: The Chapel Performance Space, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
The Chapel Performance Space is on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center (SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford)
COST: $15 at the door (no advanced ticket purchase)
B.S.T.S - Volume 1: Pairs / Fragments of Time (May 11, 2018)
An evening of scored improvisations consisting of 6 sound/movement pairings exploring the theme of time and duration. Some pairs will perform one piece over a continuous period of time, while others will perform fragmented sections throughout the evening. Artists will also consider where in the space these uneven time frames will take place. Duration and Location are central to each piece, creating an evening of timed environmental compositions.
Sound: Tom Baker, Ha-Yang Kim, Amy Denio, James Flazone, Monika Khot, Ebony Miranda
Movement: Alia Swersky, Noelle Chun, Markeith Wiley, Corrie Befort, David Harvey, Tyisha Nedd
What is B.S.T.S?
What happens when seasoned musicians and movers come together to create variable durations of improvisational performance?
These improvisational events will consist of a varying selection of curated sound and movement artists who will be brought together in purposeful improvisational collaborations. These ongoing performance happenings will selectively group artists with the intention of instigating dynamic collaborations. Each event will consist of a unique set of guidelines in relation to body, space, time and sound, but the constant for each grouping is that they connect in some way before the performance. Selected artists will be introduced, then asked to score and rehearse their piece in accordance with the indeterminacy of meeting one another, the performance themes of each event, and the convening of their shared interests. A goal is to bring together artists in different disciplines, and bridge diverse improvisational aesthetics. Performers will be asked to create structured scores that harness the unknown spontaneity of improvised performance.