In the tradition of great parables like The Odyssey, OCEAN tells the story of a woman adrift at sea after a catastrophic storm. Fighting to find her way home, she encounters a series of goddesses who challenge her arrogance and force her to face the unknown. Touching on themes related to identity, gender, and climate change, OCEAN is a coming-of-age journey with the potential to resonate with us all. (Performed at SAFEhouse Arts on February 9 & 10, 2018.)
OCEAN is a 45-min. original musical theater piece written for a vocalist-actor, narrator, piano, drums, and electronic vocal/sound installation.
COULTERVILLE (click here for installation images and excerpts)
After a cataclysmic climate change event triggered a massive die off of the human species, the U.S. government established 10 outposts of survivors across the country, each with a mandate to protect their populations at all costs. Eight of the ten settlements survived. One was destroyed by a refugee attack. The other, Coulterville, simply disappeared, and for years researchers didn’t know what happened there. This installation — a “historical” exhibit set in the future — presents images, text, and audio recordings recovered from the site that offer a theory about “What happened to Coulterville?” (Presented at Live Worms Gallery in April 2016.)
DENDROCHRONOLOGY: A WORK IN PROGRESS
This sound installation explores the sounds of “progress” in the logging community of Willits, CA. The soundscape attempts to capture how nature, industry, and humanity interact to create a distinct aural signature that reflects the identity of a place. (Presented at North Street Collective in May 2014.) The following is a short excerpt of the 13-minute piece.
Both “Coulterville” and “Dendrochronology” were developed with artist grants from North Street Collective in Willits, CA. Many thanks to Natasha Hoehn and Noel Woodhouse for providing me with a very meaningful level of support and opportunity to explore new territory with my creative work.
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