The Machine creates authentic Floydian experience

NEWTON — One of America’s top Pink Floyd shows, New York-based band The Machine, makes every performance an authentic Floydian experience. Using Pink Floyd’s extensive 16-album collection the band performs renditions of popular hits and lesser-known gems with an impressive theatricality, including elaborate stage displays and lighting.

The Machine will perform at The Newton Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. Individual tickets for the show are $39 for premium seats, $34 for orchestra seats and $29 for balcony seats. Tickets may be purchased online at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com or by calling the box office at 973-300-3700. The box office is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For over 23 years, The Machine has perpetuated Pink Floyd’s legacy through a multi-dimensional approach, faithfully recreating its timeless music. Significant use of expanded theatrical elements prevalent in Pink Floyd’s elaborate stage displays such as spectacular state-of-the-art lighting, multimedia accompaniments and impeccable sound, result in strikingly faithful interpretations giving the band a reputation for excellence and creating an intimate connection with their loyal audience.

Their live show most often presents a cross-section of the 16-album repertoire that Pink Floyd amassed during their 30-year tenure as pioneers of experimental rock. On occasion the band performs Pink Floyd albums in their entirety, including “Dark Side of the Moon” in sync with the film “The

Wizard of Oz” as well as the film version of “The Wall,” pleasing the most die-hard of fans. Their show is nothing less than a full out musical experience that’s not to be missed.

The Machine has performed at Bonnaroo, Musikfest and all across Europe. In the last couple of years, the band has been backed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Dela-ware Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony Orch-estra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra and more.

The Machine has several releases available that capture their intense live show. “Two Nights at the Keswick,” from their 2003 performances, is a live concert CD and DVD; “The Machine Unplugged” is an acoustic performance recorded at B.B. King’s in New York City; and the “Live In Amsterdam” DVD.

The band’s most current release is “The Machine: Stmphonic Side of the Moon,” a recording of a live performance of “Dark Side of the Moon” with symphony orchestra.

The members of The Machine include founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums) with long time stage mates Ryan Ball (bass, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals).

 

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Scene Shows: Modesto's State Theatre going 'Pink' with House of Floyd

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show today at the State Theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto. Tickets are $20 children and students, $36 for seniors and $38 general.

For more, call (209) 527-4697 or see www.thestate.org.

Grandaddy reuniting for Outside Lands Festival

Indie rock favorite Grandaddy, formed in Modesto 20 years ago, is back and touring again. The group, which broke up in 2006, is performing San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival from Aug. 10-12 in Golden Gate Park. The band then will play several dates in Europe in August and September. Led by Jason Lytle, the singer, songwriter and keyboardist, the band achieved international success, releasing four studio albums, including 1997′s acclaimed “Under the Western Freeway” and 2000′s “Sophtware Slump.” Lytle now lives in Montana. For more information, visit www.grandaddymusic.com.

Wayne Brady added to Gallo Center lineup

Funnyman Wayne Brady is the latest artist to be added to this season’s talent bill at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Brady, host of the popular former television series “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” and an Emmy Award-winning improvisational comedian, will appear June 30 at the Gallo Center.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. Brady show start at $39. The Gallo Center is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call (209) 338-2100 for more information.

Ex-Turlocker to appear on ’20/20′

An 18-year-old singer who grew up in the Turlock area and attended Pitman High School will be featured Saturday on “20/20″ episode “Sunset Boulevard — the American Dream.” The show airs from 9 to 11 p.m. on ABC.

Kacey Baughan, who also goes by the name Kacey Roe, will talk about her experiences performing at Hollywood High, where she transferred during her sophomore year. She broke both arms during an accident backstage when she was playing Mimi in a school musical production of “Rent,” but still finished the show.

Baughan is one of several people featured in the show, which centers on people chasing their dreams on Sunset Boulevard. Others in the program include a gossip columnist, a new band trying to gain fame, a young war veteran turned actor and a runaway who became a murder victim.

Baughan’s mother, Michelle, said “20/20″ producers approached Kacey in March 2011 and have been following her for a year. Baughan is now studying music at Santa Monica College and trying to make a career as a singer.

Her grandparents Paul and Wy Toupin still live in Turlock.

Video-chat month with filmmakers

April is “Ask a Filmmaker Month” at the State Theatre in Modesto. Audience members can participate in Skype chats with filmmakers on opening night of two films:

April 20 , 7 p.m. — “Losing Control,” a quirky romantic comedy about a female scientist. Introduction of screening and QA afterward with Valerie Weiss, who loosely based the film on her experiences working on her doctorate at Harvard Medical School. Weiss was interviewed about the movie on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday.”

April 27, 7 p.m. — “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” about the world’s only sushi bar to earn a 3-star Michelin rating. Thousands around the globe make reservations months in advance for the 10-seat eatery located in a Tokyo subway station. Introduction of screening and QA afterward with director David Gelb.

Tickets to the shows are $10 each; (209) 527-4697 or www.thestate.org.

Twain Harte hosts dogs on parade

All dogs are invited to march in the “Who Let The Dogs Out” parade April 28 in Twain Harte. Dog registration is at11:30 a.m. in front of Cal Fire, 22978 Meadow Drive; the parade begins at noon on Joaquin Gully Road. Registration is $5, with proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of Tuolumne County.

Last year, 100 dogs participated. This year’s grand marshal is Wally, a yellow Labrador adopted from the society. Also making an appearance will be Cruella de Vil from “101 Dalmatians.”

There will be contests for the best-dressed dogs over and under 50 pounds and a competition for human howling. There will be dog obedience demonstrations, a petting area, hot dogs and dog balloon animals.

The event is sponsored by the Twain Harte Business Association and Soroptimist International of Twain Harte. Call Shirley Vierth at(209) 352-6267.

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À Montréal, Québec, Saguenay et Ottawa · The Australian Pink Floyd Show au Québec

Le groupe The Australian Pink Floyd Show (TAPFS) présentera son spectacle Exposed In The Light au Centre Bell le vendredi 2 novembre prochain.

TAPFS, qui n’en est pas à sa première visite dans la Belle Province, débarquera aussi au Colisée Pepsi de Québec le 3 novembre et au Théâtre du Palais municipal de Saguenay le 4 novembre.

Puis la tournée de la formation formée en 1988 à Adélaïde, en Australie, fera un saut au Centre national des arts d’Ottawa le 6 novembre.

«Pour nous, la musique doit toujours passer en premier, a dit Colin Wilson, bassiste et chanteur du groupe. Pour les nouvelles dates, nous puisons dans le vaste catalogue de Pink Floyd pour mettre en lumière des pièces qui sont moins jouées et présenter un spectacle qui éblouira les admirateurs.»

Les billets du spectacle montréalais seront mis en vente le samedi 28 avril, à 10 h.

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School of Rock opens on South Rock Road

Jason Ramsey has a 9-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter who play the piano.

But now that Ramsey is co-owner of School of Rock Wichita, his son wants to play drums and his daughter wants to sing and play guitar.

Ramsey, a Tennessee native, joined with his former boss, Scott Stark, a former Wichitan who operates salon and beauty store franchises in Nebraska, to open the performance-based music school at 1218 S. Rock Road, near Harry.

The school had a soft opening this week and will mark its grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. on May 5.

It offers beginning to advanced instruction on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals for children as young as 7, although its primary market is kids in middle and high school. Its basic instruction program, Rock 101, includes a combination of private lessons and small group rehearsals, while its Performance program includes private lessons and three-hour group rehearsals that lead up to a live show. Students will perform at a local entertainment venue, performing music from groups such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd and AC/DC. Ramsey said enrollment prices start at $225 a month.

The school is a franchise of School of Rock LLC, based in Teaneck, N.J., which has more than 80 schools in 26 states and Mexico.

Ramsey said he isn’t a musician, nor is Stark.

“I like to call myself a guitar owner,” Ramsey said. “But we are both very passionate about music.”

Ramsey said he and Stark researched the franchise — including visiting schools in Dallas, Omaha, New Jersey and New York — for about five months before deciding to proceed.

He said it’s a unique business because the instruction centers on kids learning to play and sing to rock music, and the performance-based part of it seems to keep kids motivated in keeping up with their private lessons.

“That group rehearsal is really important,” Ramsey said. “If you put a kid in a group … and he doesn’t know how to play his part, there’s going to be a lot of musical accountability with the other kids. It really drives the kid to practice and commit.”

Ramsey said the school has signed up about 15 kids so far. It has five instructors and that number can grow with enrollment.

“Our goal enrollment is 200 kids to come to the school each week.”

It is located in a 6,000-square-foot building, of which it is using 3,500 square feet. That useable space includes five lesson rooms, two drum rooms and two rehearsal rooms. If business goes as planned, he said, they will finish out the remaining space for a third rehearsal room, three more lesson rooms and a recording studio.

“It’s such a different concept,” he said. “The performance is key to how the kids get better.

“We like to say that we don’t teach music to put on shows, we put on shows to teach music.”

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‘Winter Jam’ Breaks Its Own Attendance Record


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    The #1 Tour In First Quarter

    The “WINTER JAM TOUR SPECTACULAR” broke its own record this past WINTER.  It was the #1 tour in the world in the first quarter of 2012 for the second consecutive year.

    According to POLLSTAR’s 2012 Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales Charts – Top 100 Tours, WINTER JAM outpaced attendance for all other tours including CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – “MICHAEL JACKSON: THE IMMORTAL,” PINK FLOYD’s ROGER WATERS, THE BLACK KEYS, JASON ALDEAN and BRAD PAISLEY.

    The 47-city tour saw 32 sold-out concerts and surpassed last year’s record attendance by more than 10,000 people, playing to a total of nearly 535,000 people.  The tour launched on JANUARY 6th in CHARLESTON, WV and played to capacity audiences at ATLANTA’S PHILIPS ARENA, THE WOLSTEIN CENTER in CLEVELAND, OKLAHOMA CITY’s CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA, NASHVILLE’s BRIDGESTONE ARENA and the GREENSBORO COLISEUM in GREENSBORO, NC.

    “Being the headliner on WINTER JAM was an incredible opportunity for SKILLET,” said the band’s frontman JOHN COOPER.  “The fans, the music, and the message were absolutely relevant and impacted people’s lives each and every night.  The worst part of WINTER JAM was having to end the tour and go back to ‘normal’ life!”

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    ‘Save the Pink House’ Citizen Group Builds New Website

    A community action group that banded together to rescue a Sewickley house from demolition now has a website.

    Peter Floyd, an organizing member of Save The Pink House, said in an email update that the group’s new website, SavethePinkHouse.org, will help keep residents from around the globe informed. The site includes an architectural and local history of the home, photos, news links and ways to stay informed, get involved, obtain signs or suggest ideas.

    The group formed in response to plans by the Presbyterian Church, Sewickley to purchase and demolish the former Coyle house at 202 Beaver St. to make way for a new youth education center.

    SavethePinkHouse.org states the group’s overall mission is to preserve Sewickley’s historic integrity.

    “We oppose razing the Pink House [202 Beaver Street] by the Presbyterian Church,” the online statement reads.

    The church hosted a forum last week to discuss the plans and to answer questions from the public. At the conclusion of the meeting, church officials asked the community to present a plan by April 30. The action group met the following day.

    Floyd said the group has gathered a small committee of five Sewickley residents called the “Community Core,” to meet with the church’s task force by the end of the month. The committee will meet for the first time this week to formulate a specific approach.

    “We hope to have a formal public announcement next week on the next step in saving Sewickley’s historic Pink House from demolition,” Floyd said.

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    Dylan, Floyd guitars to be auctioned

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    Dylan, Floyd guitars to be auctioned

    The St. Clair County Council on Aging is having its 9th annual Art Auction on Friday and the items up for grabs include two pieces of rock memorabilia. A guitar signed by Bob Dylan and a guitar signed by classic rockers Pink Floyd will join other collectibles, such as John Stanisci-signed Batman comic books, a Batman sketch and other artwork. Prospective bidders can view the items during the preview party from 6-7 p.m. at the Port Huron Senior Center, 600 Grand River Ave. Bidding starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $15 each or $25 per couple and include hors d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee and champagne. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance at any of the four area senior centers or by calling (810) 987-8811.

    City council honors champion wrestlers

    RICHMOND – The Richmond City Council has approved a resolution honoring the 2012 state champion Richmond High School wrestling team. The Blue Devils won their third consecutive state championship and their sixth team title since 2000. Also, 10 of 13 individual qualifiers earned all-state honors, and the team also received all-state academic recognition.

    VFW post will sell poppies for fundraiser

    RICHMOND – The Richmond VFW Post 6802 will be conducting its annual poppy sale May 10-12. Members of the post will be selling the poppies at Main and Division. For more information, contact Richmond VFW Post 6802 at (586)727-1436.

    Border Patrol agents capture sex offender

    ALGONAC – Border Patrol agents from the Marysville station arrested a Canadian man Sunday in Algonac who is a convicted sex offender, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Information about the arrest wasn’t released until Wednesday. Agents patrolling the St. Clair River on M-29 about 10 p.m. Sunday noticed an individual acting suspiciously in the Bank of America parking lot. The man told agents he had entered the United States illegally Saturday night. Agents found the man had an extensive criminal history — including multiple charges for sexual assault during the past 20 years — when they submitted the man’s fingerprints to law enforcement databases. The man also has an outstanding warrant from Canada. He is being detained pending removal proceedings. Once his immigration proceedings are completed, he will be turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

    Comments sought on proposed connector

    Staff from the Michigan Department of Transportation and the city of Port Huron will meet with the public today in Port Huron to discuss a proposed connector from Pine Grove Avenue to Harker Street at 10th Avenue adjacent to the Blue Water Bridge plaza. Residents can give comment at any time between 3:30 and 7 p.m. today in room 150 of the Michigan Technical Education Center building at St. Clair County Community College at 735 Erie St. Officials have said the connector would help redeveloping properties along the St. Clair River in Port Huron.

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    The 10 Worst Performances by Musicians on Film


    Boardgame adaptation Battleship hasn’t received too many five-star reviews, but that hasn’t stopped the film sailing towards the top of the global box office, and doubtless doing the same when it hits U.S. shores next month. A No.1 star coming in for a considerable amount of flak herself is Rihanna, whose acting debut in the movie is unlikely to win her many awards come Oscar season. But is Ri-Ri’s acting any worse than some of the other popstars who’ve previously branched out into film? And just who is Top of the Thesping Flops? Read on for our thoughts, and make sure you vote in the post-feature poll…




    “In your wildest nightmares, you’ve never imagined such goings on…” You said it trailer-man. Determined to mine Presley for every dollar he was worth, the singer’s less-than-squeaky-clean manager Col Tom Parker factory-lined him through a relentless string of by-the-numbers movies: some good (King Creole), most forgettable and some truly, truly terrible. In this Middle-Eastern flavoured ramble – the plot’s too weird to get into – The King looks like he barely knows where is. Which is a small mercy, really.




    What do you do when your job as drummer/comedy member of the world’s biggest pop band ends. Well, there’s always acting – that looks easy. Unfortunately, cast as the lead in this largely dialogue-free slapstick comedy about a prehistoric clan, a mugging Ringo doesn’t so much ham it up but bash the role to death with a Pink-Floyd scale pig. He’s essentially out-acted by a cheap, plastercine dinosaur. Watching Lennon in How I Won The War reveals that Ringo wasn’t the best actor in The Beatles, but then it was often said he wasn’t the best drummer in The Beatles either.




    When it comes to terrible movie performances and Madge, the only question is, which one? Dick Tracy? Body Of Evidence? Swept Away? We’ll go for this one, where she’s not only spectacularly miscast as a missionary in 1930s China but also delivers a distractingly flat, self-conscious performance – ‘I am expressing myself as an artist, goddammit’ – that’s a true victory of bold determination and self-belief over skill. This is a trait she’s admirably transferred into her directing career.




    A movie so bad, it’s said to have killed director Richard Marquand – and that’s the guy who directed the Ewoks. Dylan plays a down-on-his-pluck rockstar who steps back into the limelight to help out a pretty young wannabe, getting caught in a love triangle with a new waver en route. Essentially playing himself, but really badly – he’s largely given to looking grumpy and huffing-out acidic asides – it’s depressing watching the most inscrutably influential pop artist of the last century be out-rocked by a synth-tastic Rupert Everett.




    The sex thimble’s vanity project sees him send himself up as a sexy musician with a sideline in being a sexy gigolo, as he and his sexy pal from Miami sex up the rich ladies of Europe, lifting their cash along with their sexy skirts. Displaying his control freak tendencies to full effect, Prince sacked the director and took over himself. Unfortunately, no amount of sophisticated pretentions – including shooting His Royal Purpleness in black and white – can disguise Prince’s wildly OTT performance; a black hole of narcissism that sucks in the entire movie.




    “Drop that zero and get with the hero.” The comedy rapper and future TV ice-skater attempts to bolster his image as a bad boy from the ghetto… by making a teenybopper flick. Playing the mysterious biking rapper who rolls into a stereotypical starch-collar town to chill out their attitudes and maybe save the girl, Ice’s one-and-only characteristic is that he’s cool – and by cool we mean pouts a lot, smirks at all the uncool people and occasionally utters lines of near-staggering profundity: “You ain’t true to yourself, you ain’t true to nobody.”




    Two decades after his iconic role in Performance – playing a decadent, drugged-out, shag-magnet rock star – the Stone’s frontman blew his cinematic credentials here. Choosing to stretch his range as a tough, futuristic mercenary in this piss-poor adaptation of Robert Shenkley’s Immortality Inc, it sadly reveals that Jagger’s range doesn’t stretch much beyond playing decadent, drugged-out rockers. Still, at least the Rolling Stone must be chuffed that there’s one thing worse on his CV than his solo career.




    A decade before flooring unsuspecting critics with her anti-glam performance in Precious, the trilling songbird left them howling with laughter in Glitter, a shonky RB rehash of A Star Is Born. With an emotional range that didn’t stretch beyond her make-up box, Carey dead-eyes her way through this vapid, empty movie: calling it Glitter was right, and for fans of cockney rhyming slang, it was even more appropriately titled




    Not a girl, not yet a woman, nowhere near being an actress. Determined to diversify Brand Britney, Crossroads allowed the young star to do what she was famous for (“See Britney sing”), stretch her talents (“See Britney act”) and reposition her image a little (“See Britney get laid”). Unfortunately, as the wannabe singer in search of her real mum, Spears’ uncharismatic performance means the roadtrip’s emotional journey from A to nearly-B never gets out of first gear. Funnily enough, Brits was a lot more believable as a fem-bot in Austin Powers: Goldmember.




    Giving a performance that’s as barely there as one of her stage outfits, Rihanna takes time out of her relentless schedule to play Battleship’s tough-talking weapons specialist (cue inevitable ‘likes handling a big one,’ gags). Not that much time though: Ri-Ri’s military training seems to have involved being dumped in front of the Aliens DVD and told to watch Vasquez very, very closely. And saying ‘Boom!’ a lot. So-much-so that when it comes around to lobbing out next year’s Golden Raspberries, the sunshine girl should perhaps keep hold of her umbrella… ella… ella…


    So those were our best of the worst, but who is your top of the lot?

    Which pop star delivered the worst movie performance?

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    A democratic experiment in dance

    Most dancers get used to thinking like a Google map. A choreographer gives them a starting point and destination, tells them the route he wants them to follow, and they make the trip with precise accuracy.

    Dancers in Human Triptych Collective are more like a Jackson Pollock painting. Ideas squirt out at planning sessions and get spattered across the philosophic canvas. And when they?re finished, they?ve produced a work of art of the kind hardly anyone has seen before.

    You?ll get your chance Thursday and Friday at The Chop Shop, the third locale in NoDa where they?ve blazed a trail. The revised version of ?Telepresence,? which premiered last December at Evening Muse, will again be done with live music and projected visuals in a 90-minute show. (The ?triptych? in the name refers to music, dance, and the performance spaces, which they redefine at each venue.)

    This piece looks at ways ? good and bad ? that technology affects us, often without our awareness of it. It?s not negative: Artists who use technology so inventively aren?t haters. And when you watch even 45 minutes of a rehearsal, you can see a collaborative difference.

    Collaboration in motion

    Eric Mullis, tall and dancer-slim (though not a dancer) and bearded like an Old Testament prophet, alternates between his laptop and a sound box that plays a cross between free jazz and electronica. (Mullis, a vibraphonist in the band, acts as an organizer and promoter.)

    Dancers share advice or criticism. ?That piece was much quicker,? one observes. ?We?ve gone back to the self-indulgent pace.? Another tells a partner, ?As you?re doing your phrase, make it an awakening. You can feel yourself for the first time.?

    What an interloper might take for creative chaos seems natural to the six dancers. And when someone on the floor remarks, ?We have to create a confusion whirlwind here,? the others laugh. In this troupe, fusion comes out of confusion.

    Even the birth of the collective was a fortuitous accident.

    Mullis, an assistant professor of philosophy at Queens University of Charlotte ? and, at 35, easily the oldest member of HTC ? was playing around town with the band Actual Proof and getting to know dancers who attended concerts.

    One of them, Mineko Shannon, suggested she and others who had gone through the UNC Charlotte dance program should interpret ?Dark Side of the Moon.?

    Mullis assembled a 10-piece ensemble from various local bands to play a jam version of that Pink Floyd classic. They joined the dancers and a videographer at Neighborhood Theater last August for ?Dancing on the Dark Side.? Suddenly, HTC had become a group.

    ?None of us saw the bigger vision at first,? says dancer Melissa Word. ?We knew Mineko didn?t have money to pay us, and we all had other jobs, so we thought, ?Let?s just do this (once).? But audiences ended up loving it, and we realized we were in this for the long haul.?

    Experiment in dance

    Inexperience proved to be a good thing in two ways. The dancers, all in their 20s, hadn?t become too attached to any performance style. And the audience for live music had seen hardly any dance, so it had no preconceptions to overcome.

    ?(Making art) in this way is counter-intuitive to dancers,? says Word. ?Dancers grow up in a system where one person makes decisions, and the others do what they?re told without batting an eyebrow.

    ?So this is like a research project for all of us: Can six peers have the freedom to explore ideas together and persuade and explain and reach an agreement about what works??

    Physically, the process can be clunky.

    HTC can?t afford to rent a space where musicians and dancers prepare together. So Mullis records music, takes it to a dance studio for rehearsals, gets dancers? input, shares those new ideas with the musicians, records them again?.

    But conceptually, things come out. Colton Southworth remembers the task of starting on the first ?Telepresence?:

    ?Eric wrote music and put it online at SoundCloud. The dancers listened to it, gathered at my house, unrolled a long piece of blank paper and wrote out how we saw people moving to different pieces of music.

    ?We all present ideas to the group, and the ones that are stellar get accepted. Some people get incredibly upset, but in this environment, that?s (allowed to) happen. Then we all come to the rehearsal the next day with clear minds.?

    Collective creativity

    Southworth has danced in more conventional companies, including Martha Connerton?s and Caroline Calouche?s. Yet, he says, he has ?always been an opinionated person. I speak my mind, unless I think that will be offensive. It?s a general curiosity: I like to ask ?Why????

    That?s the ecstasy of HTC: Everyone may ask ?Why?? Of course, as the group matures, somebody has to assume responsibility for the answers.

    The make-up has solidified: Blakeney Bullock, Nia Galas and Caitlynn Swett are the other three dancers. The troupe got its first big gift, a $5,000 special projects grant from the Arts Science Council, after doing the first ?Telepresence.?

    ?They liked us because we had a track record, and because we?re based in NoDa,? Mullis explains. ?We used that money to develop the second draft of the show: We were able to buy some ads and not have to put our own money into it.?

    HTC must now decide whether to apply for nonprofit status, which would bring formal titles and duties.

    It?s planning an October show at Hart-Witzen Gallery with consumption as the theme; Mullis wants to partner with Friendship Trays and Friendship Gardens, and he plans to let dancers express musical preferences the musicians will develop.

    One thing probably won?t change: The collective will keep transforming unconventional spaces, sometimes with videos or even sculptures and sometimes just conceptually.

    ?You have to throw away the things dancers think they need: space to warm up, a sprung floor, a wide stage,? says Word. ?When you do that, and you make this work in a space that?s not designed for it, the results can be enthralling. The city has never seen anything like this.?

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    “Floydian Slip” preview #837

    “Floydian Slip” preview #837

    Posted April 19, 2012 by Floydian Slip


    Join us this week for Floydian Slip #837: A special show called “Lost for Words.”

    It’s our annual all-instrumental program featuring music from:

    • The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
    • Ummagumma (1969)
    • An outtake from David Gilmour’s On an Island (2006)
    • And much more

    “Floydian Slip” is heard across the 30+ stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.

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