Act of Devotion

I’m very happy to be collaborating with choreographer Lauri Stallings and gloATL on a work for FLUX 2012 . I’m taking a break from writing and performing songs to work on the sound for this piece, which is being created through a combination of raw synthesis and collaging/processing of field recordings, to be performed and mixed live in a dynamic relationship with the dancers and the public. 

I’ve wanted to work with Lauri and glo since the first time I saw them perform three years ago. They exemplify many of the concepts that excite me about live performance and the positing of art in the public sphere: Intense focus and dedication to the moment in which you give what you’ve made to the public; A fearlessness and willingness to kindly invade the experience of other people while simultaneously making oneself vulnerable to a reciprocal invasion. I think the word “devotion” is appropriate and useful for describing what they do, how they do it and why it has always touched me personally, so I find it somewhat serendipitous that my first chance to work with them is on a piece titled “Act of Devotion.”

Hippie Priest

I’m excited to be debuting a new multichannel sound installation in this show, opening next Friday, December 5th. If you’re in Bushwick next weekend stop by the Honey Ramka Gallery and check out the show. Lots of very talented artists in this exhibit. Curated by Nikita Vishnevskiy.