Dresher Ensemble Artists Residency Program (DEAR) Recipients
Dennis Aman: Musical Instrument Invention and Composition
24 Preludes & Fugues (in equal divisions of the octave from 1 to 24) for Electric Guitar & Percussion. A 2-hour work with 48 short pieces performed on invented instruments built specifically for this project and performed by The Living Earth Show.
Marika Brussel: Contemporary Dance
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts will meld contemporary with Afro-Cuban dance, to create a new work based on Amos Tutola’s archetypal novel. Created in collaboration with Baroque cellist Adam Young.
Seth Eisen (WITH Alec White): Interdisciplinary Theatre
The Charlip Project, a new theatrical work about Remy Charlip, a gay Jewish artist, choreographer and children’s book author of the mid- to late 20th century. This collaboration with composer Miguel Frasconi and Choreographer James Graham will blend puppetry, live-drawing, dance, theater and art installation.
Maria Elena Gonzàlez: Experimental Music Composition (Visual and Sound Art)
Tree Talk: A sculpture/music composition performed on a player piano using piano rolls that capture the patterns on the bark of a fallen birch tree. Hearing the “music” of a birch tree will express the inherent logic in all of nature’s patterns.
Dan Gottwald: Musical Instrument Invention
To create new string and percussion instruments for his Analagous Ensemble.
Sango Tajima: Theater
WE GO BOOM! 2.0 (working title): Using community interviews, sound, lighting, and projection, Bonfire Makers theater troupe will imagine an ideal future for the City of Oakland where its burgeoning tech sector coexists with the broader community to insure a just future for all.
Bill Baird: Mundus Novus (Music; Invented Instruments)
Marielle Jakobsons: Macro Cymatic Studies (Music; Media Art)
Christine McClintock: Handbook For The Revolution: Counter-Anthem (Music; Theater)
PC Munoz: Inside Pocket Of A Houndstooth Blazer (Music; Theater)
Shanna Sordahl: Developing New Instruments In Electronic And Experimental Sound Arts For Children’s Workshops (Invented Instruments)
Brian Baumbusch: Metal and Wood (instrument & repertoire development, with the Lightbulb Percussion Octet)
Naya Chang: Moving space (solo theatrical piece involving projection, lighting, & audio)
Jordan Glenn: “New Instrument Development for Wiener Kids, an experimental jazz trio”
Mark Growden: Singing Together (music for community singing)
Cheryl Leonard: Adfreeze (music/visual art collaboration with visual artist Oona Stern; installation & performance based on a remote Arctic archipelago )
Irene Sazer: Crossing Over (dance & music collaboration with the Real Vocal String Quartet, vertical dance choreographer Heather Baer, & her company Cielo Vertical Arts.)
Edward Schocker: Investigations in Glass (instrument building & invention)
Jesse Olsen Bay: Music for Dance (music, dance)
Ashley Bellouin: A Wind Farm for Strings (invented musical instrument)
Benjamin Carpenter: Social Data Sound Sculptures (instrument invention)
Kim Epifano: Botany’s Breath (dance)
Dohee Lee: Mago (multidisciplinary performance)
Christine Marie: Signaling Arcana (shadow theater & music)
Erika Tsimbrovsky: Minotaur (dance performance, media installation)