sunshine! LA was wonderful: the ||8ve model is easily portable. Taught a week of chorus workshops at my old high school, using the Puck text from Midsummer, and led an ||8ve improv session for LA actors & musicians. We worked on (sound files at link) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a text that I’ve long wanted to record. One of the coolest things about it was trying to say the footnotes simultaneously with the principal text. Simultaneity is one of the principles I would like to develop more. I am interested in it, but seem to keep doing it again and again without really working out the logistics.
Great meeting today about furthering ||8ve performance / composition opportunities. I’m trying to meet with the members of the core group separately to discuss what they want to have happen. There seems to be a lot of interest in moving towards memorization, more structured work, etc., but keeping the improv work as well. I’m happy about all of this. “Happy” is an understatement.
And it is hot and sunny. And I saw ECLIPSE yesterday.