I have collaborated with a number of composers and musicians to produce visual, performative, and environmental elements for sound concerts and musical performances.
This was a collaborative performance project that I began in the fall of 2007 with Composer Aaron Siegel. He invited me to direct the live and visual components that would accompany the musical score and libretto. The performances evolved over three nights and took place at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City.
Collaborators included Siegel, the FLUX Quartet, Ryan Dohoney, Kate Soper, Emcee CM, Jeff Gray and Huong Ngo.
This performance was an extension of my MFA thesis. It was a concert performance expanded from an event that we did at Links Hall. The performers included Ryan Dohoney, Mabel Kwan, Nick Anaya, Hannah McKeown and Kara Kane.
Minimal at Liminal was the first in a variety of performances by Liminal that surveyed the ensemble’s roots in avant-garde music, art and theater. This performance was directed and conducted by John Berendzen. I participated in the performance and in the design of the show.
For this particular production, American Minimal Music primarily referred to the compositions of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Philip Glass, who all began to focus in the early 1960s on the audible transformation of small musical phrases through repetition and the execution of processes determined by the composer.
Liminal organized Fluxconcert PDX, the first Fluxus event of its kind in Portland, Oregon. The evening consisted of several short performances executed by Portland artists from classic Fluxus scores and several entirely new Fluxus scores conceived for the event.