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