Frame’s Fall Plans
Hello Again. I feel like I have so many updates!
So this summer we rehearsed and shot (partially) the new Framing Bodies film called SHAMED. I am in the middle of it and realized I need to sit with the material I have before getting the final shots, recording the stories, and jumping into editing. The Framing Bodies series that we do is often so vulnerable and intimate in content that it really takes a lot out of me. I want so desperately to do justice to the stories and experiences of the cast, that I do often have to sit and surrender to the process of the work invading me before I can begin to manipulate and piece together a product. I originally had plans to screen it in October but that is not going to happen. I’m thinking February.
We were invited to create a piece for Liminal Space‘s December concert. They are a new contemporary music ensemble in Houston, and you would probably know that we are a fan of new music and of local composers– so of course we were interested in working with them! The piece I am making for the company is to Steve Reich’s 2×5. It is pretty daunting, but I am also extremely excited about the challenge. (Dancers: start working up your stamina, this WILL be exhausting.)
Before the concert in December, Liminal Space has a show this month. I will definitely be there, and encourage you to attend as well!
The electric guitar and percussion duo Liminal Space Contemporary Music Ensemble will open its 2013-14 season with a concert titled Time and Tension: an Evening of Electro-Acoustic Music, on September 25, 2013 at Studio 101 at 7:30 pm. The program consists of pieces that incorporate various electronic elements including the use interactive technologies, fixed media, and delays. Included on the program is Dutch avant-pop composer Jacob TV’s comedic take on American infomercials The Body of Your Dreams, Robert McClure’s Integrated Elements for gyil (African xylophone) and fixed media, Nathan Davis’ Diving Bell for triangles and live electronics, and Samuel Carl Adams’ ethereal work for percussion, guitar, and live electronics Tension Studies. This concert also features the world premiere of Hugh Lobel’s The Lotus City Songbook, Vol. 1, a work commissioned by Liminal Space as part of its New Music Initiative. The ensemble will be accompanied by percussionist Brandon Bell. Studio 101 is located at 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door, and can be purchased at www.liminalspacemusic.com.
Hailed as “important news for Houston’s contemporary music scene,” by ArtsJournal critic Theodore Bale, Liminal Space seeks to develop and present a contemporary alternative within the Houston community through diverse programming, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of intimate and non-traditional concert venues. As co-artistic directors, composer/guitarist George Heathco and percussionist Luke Hubley have led Liminal Space through an exciting and active inaugural season which included thirteen successful performances, which included participation in the Houston Fringe Festival, a celebration of John Cage’s centennial, music for a collaborative, a multi-media puppet play based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, an evening of works by Frederic Rzewski, and a concert featuring the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. The ensemble’s second season will include an evening of electro-acoustic music, a collaborative performance of Steve Reich’s 2X5 with Frame Dance Productions, performances of works by D.J. Sparr, Orianna Webb, and Steven Mackey, the premieres of seven new compositions, and a recording project spotlighting works from the Liminal Space New Music Initiative.