Bodies.Space.Time.Sound, Volume 3: aléa

An Evening in Improvised Sound and Movement
Created and Curated by Alia Swersky and Tom Baker

An evening of improvisation consisting of 4 sound and 4 movement artists joining together in sets of chance occurrences. Groupings of movers and musicians will be determined by aléa (the French word meaning indeterminacy). Decisions will be made by picking out groups of players and durations of time just before they are to begin. As is the nature of improvisation, each group will work with unpredictable conditions, they will meet the moment and see what unfolds.

Sound: Tom Baker, Greg Campbell, Jesse Canterbury, Brian Cobb
Movement: Tamin Totzke, Matt Drews, Fox Whitney & TBD

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.

Performers to include: Tamin Totzke, Matt Drews, Fox Whitney, Mike Hodapp, Tom Baker