World Premiere: September 20-24, 2017 at the Curated FringeArts Festival.

Image designed by Femi Olatunji with photographic content by Adachi Pimentel.

Image designed by Femi Olatunji with photographic content by Adachi Pimentel.

Close Music for Bodies; an immersive, participatory voice work, premiered September, 20-24th 2017 as part of the Curated FringeArts Festival. Using his embodied voice practice Personal Resonance as a generative process with an ensemble of 9 performers, Michael Kiley collaboratively created a piece of acoustic sound and movement for an audience occupying the performance space. The piece will culminates in audiences learning aspects of Personal Resonance so that they may join the work, resulting in a public act of group voice. 

Photo by Adachi Pimentel

Photo by Adachi Pimentel

Close Music for Bodies 

Conceived by Michael Kiley

Directed by Rebecca Wright

Performed by: Eppchez!, Martha Stuckey, Scott McPheeters, Brandon Washington, Cynthia Hopkins, Michele Tantoco, Arielle Pina, Sheila Zagar and Michael Kiley.

Production Stage Manager: Nicole Labadie-Bartz

Choreographic Consultant: Sean Donovan

Creative Mentor: Faye Driscoll

Lighting Design: Yi Zhao

Costume Design: Maiko Matsushima

Max/MSP Programing: Andrew Nelson


Performance Dates at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City:

Wednesday, September 20 at 7PM

Thursday, September 21 at 7PM

Friday, September 22 at 6:30PM

Saturday, September 23 at 6PM

Sunday, September 24 at 4:00PM


Suplemental Materials:

Podcast #1: WHYY Audio Diary

Podcast #2: Artist Talk: Michael Kiley and Troy Herion

Podcast #3: Below is a recorded conversation from December 2016, after the first two weeks of the process for Close Music for Bodies

Funding Credits:

Major support for Close Music for Bodies has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Close Music for Bodies is a sponsored project of Bowerbird, Inc., made possible by a grant from Wyncote Foundation. This project was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Photo by Adachi Pimentel

Photo by Adachi Pimentel