Density512 “Conduction: Bridging the Divide”

With Conduction, a vocabulary of conducted gestures for improvising ensembles developed by Butch Morris, the possibilities are instantaneous and endless. Through intense listening and trust in each others’ instincts, the Conduction framework encourages musicians to transcend their stylistic boundaries while maintaining a cohesive sound. Musicians might leap out of their comfort zones to imitate the sound of crumpling paper, which turns into an eerie orchestrated whisper. An operatic soprano and flute might punctuate a jazz duo’s call and response. A show for non-musicians and musicians alike, we’ll explore the ways we communicate, listen, and share with others. Together we’ll follow the shared threads of imagination to find cohesion across our stylistic differences and make something strange, unexpected and even beautiful!

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Seetha Shivaswamy, flute
Alan Chen, violin
Diana Burgess, cello
Charissa Memrick, soprano
Bob Hoffnar, pedal steel guitar
Alan Retamozo, electric guitar
Sarah Ann Phillips, keyboard
Mike St. Clair, synthesizer
Jordan Walsh, percussion
Taylor Turner, double bass

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