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Sep 14

Revelations: Body + Space at Intersection for the Arts

Featuring sonic dance collaborations by [ruidobello] + Monique Goldwater, Matt Stines + Megan Trout, and special musical event by Polly Moller with a 12-member ensemble.

Revelations: Body + Space conjures imaginations of our bodies and space. Sound artist [ruidobello] collaborates with dancer Monique Goldwater to present ‘Womb,’ which investigates concepts of physical, emotional, and spiritual rebirth, and how we can regenerate through artistic revelation. Theater composer Stines creates MACHINAL, a tone poem inspired by Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 expressionist play, featuring dancer Megan Trout. Stines creates a tense sonic world revealing the deep anxiety of a woman trapped by society’s unnaturally-paced change which serves as an allegory for us to examine our own path and the futures of one another.

Composer Moller conducts ‘Genesis,’ a work that explores 11 dimensions of the universe and the magical creation of a new 12th dimension. ‘Genesis’ features 11 musicians performing along with their conductor, each paired with a dimension of the universe: three dimensions of physical space (gongs, harp, sarod), the 4th dimension of time (percussion), 6 other undetectable dimensions supported by mathematics alone (shakuhachi, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, bass), and the 11th dimension, where the creative act occurs (the conductor and wind chimes). Performers include Polly Moller, bells (Conductor), Suki O’Kane, percussion (Universal Time), Karen Stackpole, gongs, Marianne Tomita MacDonald, harp, Nancy Beckman, recorder, Jayn Petingill, saxophone, Adria Otte, violin, Christina Stanley, violin, Cheryl Leonard, viola, Ann Dentel, cello, Crystal Pascucci, cello, Matt Davignon (the New Universe).

[ruidobello] aka Jorge Bachmann is a sculpture, photo-based and Sound Artist who since the early 80s has collected field recordings and exhibited and performed across North America, Europe, Japan and South America. He is the co-founding member of the MEI.collectiv and has created works for the MoBu Dance Group and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, amongst others. Jorge began as a performing artist in Soundwave ((1)) in 2004 and became Technical Director of MEDIATE and Resident Artist in 2005. Bachmann explores the strange, unique and microcosmic sounds of everyday life, creating sound atmospheres that are meant for deep listening and are composed in symbiosis with his sculptural installations. He creates equally sensual and detailed oriented photo-based work. His work as a whole examines social and sensual constructs and experiences. Artist Website

Monique Goldwater began her ballet training at age 3 in Japan and France. At 13 she was attending the Rosella Hightower International Ballet School in Cannes, France where her formal ballet training began. Her professional dance career started at age 15 when she was recruited by the Avignon Opera Ballet. Goldwater has danced with the Normandy Opera Ballet as a guest dancer and also performed both classical and contemporary repertoires with both these ballet companies. She has also worked as a soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet and Los Angeles Opera, performing and choreographing several productions, including Madama Butterfly. In San Francisco Goldwater began her pursuit of Japanese classical contemporary dance, and has performed with Golden Gate Opera. Her significant Japanese dance solo performance ‘Black Rain’ was a part of Hiroshima Nagasaki 60th Memorial Day in San Francisco. She currently teaches ballet at Mercy High School in San Francisco. Artist Website

Matt Stines is a Bay Area theater composer, sound designer, musician, and teacher. He has worked with notable Bay Area companies and organizations such as Shotgun Players, SF Playhouse, A.C.T.’s MFA Program, New Conservatory, Cutting Ball Theatre, Center Repertory Theatre, Magic Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Kronos Quartet, and SF Sketchfest. Stines’ compositions and designs have also been heard in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial and FringeNYC. When he is not making noises for plays, he teaches and facilitates sound design at SF State, creating possibilities for students to apply the weird sounds in their heads to stage action. Stines earned a B.A. in Technical Theater from San Francisco State University Theatre Arts. He released his debut album in 2009. Artist Website

Polly Moller is a composer, performer and improviser based in Oakland who is a member of the band Reconnaissance Fly, a Board Member of Outsound Presents, and a contributing editor at Sequenza21. She creates sound-art rituals through composition and improvisation on earth-based storylines, natural phenomena, and structures from the Western occult tradition. Her pieces have been performed and published nationally and internationally, and she has been awarded grants by the American Composers Forum Subito program, the American Composers Forum Encore program, the American Composers Forum Community Partners program, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Moller is also the author of Remove Before Flight for 2 C flutes, alto flute, and bass flute (ALRY Publications). Artist Website