Often times, at the Centre for Digital Media’s MDM Program, we challenge our learners to innovate. So what does innovation look like in the social media space? Is there any room for innovation or are we stuck in the “just tweet that out to get attention” loop? Are we destined to mainly rely on Facebook…
Small Stage shows have often acted as an incubator for artists to experiment and create work, often technologically challenging in front of a live audience in a more casual setting.
The video below represents work that emerged from a rapid prototyping lab with dancers, actors and musicians.
The productions below highlight some of my ongoing exploration of integrating live and pre-recorded songs into the design using text from the script and coaching actors to deliver. Many productions I’ve been involved in have demanded some kind of live element and/or live, mixed with recorded. This has been a worthwhile challenge and one of balance, not just in levels, but also in identifying the purpose of the recorded and live sounds in the design.
Songs and Pre-Recorded Sound for Mother Courage & Her Children
Musical/Operetta and Pre-Recorded Sounds for an outdoor production called Quasimodo
Comedic Songs for a variety of theatre and dance environments. The song below, a satire from a Song Book of Protest Songs with Jumpstart Productions in Los Angeles.
A song with French lyric in a cabaret style show for a mixed-language show. Pi Theatre’s Elisa’s Skin.
The photos below with Dances for a Small Stage in a Cabaret environment.
Dancers Dancing/Various selections/2005-2015. I’ve created many compositions working with choreographer and educator Judith Garay. A trailer for Fine Line: Twisted Angels can be seen here. Hypersonic speakers directing music to specific locations in the space, infrared triggering of projection and lighting.