High Water will deepen AUXART’s exploration of themes related to the power and surprise of nature, the resiliency and almost meditative recovery of humans collectively from unanticipated catastrophic events like floods, quakes and fire through focus and organization. The residency sets the stage for experiment and inquiry among artists who are expert in composing in ensemble settings. This means that they can build form and sound that is an unscripted conversation covering a range from quiet talk and thoughtful listening to forceful intensity and synchronous interrupting. We are grateful to be working with musicians Jose Medeles (1939 Ensemble) Steve Berlin, (Los Lobos), Lisa Molinaro (Modest Mouse) and Raymond Richards (The Parson Red Heads) in the composition and creation of this work.
Bldg 5, 2516 NW 29th Portland