Sarah and I are happy to share the people selected for our 2015 Summer Residency Program "secret selfies'
"I have had a longtime interest in the voice and what it betrays about us. How we change it to get what we need and how it changes involuntarily as our emotions shift and change. As a stage performer, I have particular training and awareness of my voice. When my first child was born, I swore to be aware and careful with my voice and now that that child is 3, I am at times pleased, and at other times appalled at the sound of my voice in relation to her. In this residency, I want to explore the joy and shame of how I relate vocally to my children, and to create a piece that captures our complex and amazing relationships. I am also excited to learn the techniques involved with sound editing, and to bring these new skills into my work as a performer."
"How do I become someone new?As someone with a growing sense of conflict within and between ‘his’ language and ‘his’ home, I’m excited to explore how a sonic theatrical space could link, through participatory performance, questions of architecture and mono/bilingualism and produce a pragmatic process for transforming one’s ‘self’."
"During the Secret Selfie Residency I would like to create an experimental sound // noise recording and performance that explores an alternative narration and voice for myself as drummer. The bed track for the sound piece will be sourced through recorded drum practices, that will become distorted and accentuated with additional dialogue, beats, sound samples, acting as emotional, present responses found throughout the residency period."
"i’m excited to explore the limitless possibilities of sound. as a dance artist I focus on movement and the visual world. to dive into sonic waters is exciting and intriguing. what will come out of it? who knows! that’s what excites me the most."
"As a performance and installation artist, my interest in audio is about asking questions about who we are as a culture. Storytelling and dialogue are compelling as I consider character and seek out ways to explore interior/intangible environments. The attached audio piece is an exercise in looking at ways that a community can inform an identity: I believe that I am who I am because of those around me. The opportunity of collaboration and the exchange of perspectives that this residency will provide excites me most of all as I yearn to learn and develop this concept further."