solo viola and the behave well

SOLO VIOLA AND THE BEHAVE WELL / installation and live performance / viola, elastics, performer, papier mache and various sounding materials / 2009

This project took place in a reverberant cylindrical stair well in the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building at the Banff Center.  The viola strung across the stairwell with elastics and fishing twine, becomes a resonating body for the supporting strings turning the surrounding reverberant space into a temporary instrument. The sculptural elements are papier-mâché fortune cookies filled with found items including, keys, clock parts, marbles and maple keys. The fortune cookies were broken open during the performance to release these objects, resulting in a sound event, which echoed in the reverberant space as the performer interpreted it.