Five new poems of mine written for the musical compositions of Jason Felitto and the choreography of Silke Mehler . I Ching philosophy and John Cage’s concept of “chance operations” were behind the collaboration. It was wonderful performing together with our arts collaborative ChagallPAC.
Each of the five musical phrases had a choreography and a poem response.
We played through them once.
Then, we let the audience’s dice rolls determine the combinations. For example, the first musical phrase could be performed with the third dance choreography and the fifth poem.
The result was: