I will be performing as a performance poet/actor in the Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble
Sunday, May 11th
Where: The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn,NY 11211
Closest Subway:L Train to Graham Avenue
INAUGURAL NYC SOUNDPAINTING FESTIVAL
Soundpainting Inventor WalterThompson Headlines Brooklyn Fest
May9th,10thand11that The Firehouse Space
Brooklyn,NY– For three days and nights, Williamsburg’s Firehouse will host NYC’s inaugural Soundpainting Festival. The festival will feature performances by the country’s leading Soundpainting ensembles and intensive workshops with Soundpainting’s inventor, Walter Thompson. Soundpainting is the live-composing sign language for performers working in the medium of structured improvisation. At present the language comprises over 1200 gestures that are signed by the composer/conductor indicating the type of improvisation desired of the performers.WalterThompson headlines the festival, leading his NY-based Walter Thompson Orchestra all threenights. The festival will feature six different ensembles, led by six different Soundpainters. Each ensemble will showcase its unique application of the Soundpainting language as they sculpt the improvisations of actors, dancers and musicians. Walter Thompson will offer Soundpainting intensives on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11 from 9:30am-4:30pm.This is a rare stateside visit by Thompson and an opportunity to study with the inventor of the language himself.
When: Performances May 9, 10 and 11at 8:00PM
Soundpainting Workshops with Walter Thompson May 10-11 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: TheFirehouseSpace,246FrostSt,Brooklyn,NY 11211
What: NYC SoundpaintingFestival
Cost: $12door, $10Advance/Student, See website for workshop rates & weekend deals.
Full Line Up:
Friday, May 9: 8pm Zaha, 9pm NY Soundpainting Orchestra, 10pm Walter Thompson Orchestra
Saturday,May10: 8pm The Brooklyn Soundpainting Company, 9pm Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, 10pm Walter Thompson Orchestra
Sunday,May11: 8pm The BrooklynSoundpainting Ensemble (Dennis Shafer), 9pm Walter Thompson Orchestra
SOUNDPAINTING is the live-composing sign language for performers working in the medium of structured improvisation. At present the language comprises over 1200 gestures that are signed by the composer/conductor indicating the type of improvisation desired of the performers. Soundpainting is a sculpting tool. It allows a conductor to shape group improvisations in real time. The language was created by composer Walter Thompson in New York beginning in the late 1970’s. The language is now practiced in over 34 countries and on 5 continents. Walter Thompson has been living and working in Europe for the past dozen years where he is celebrated for his unique contribution to structured improvisation and multi-disciplinary performance. Visit Soundpainting.com for more information about Soundpainting.