***DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THE EVENT WAS HELD AT THE CLIFTON COMMUNITY CENTER'S PAVILION IN CRANBERRY LAKE***
Members of the ROUST Experimental Performer Collective will be improvising in random combinations deriving sounds based on scenes written out on cards for inspiration.
ROUST: 1, 2, 3
Date: Nov. 1
Time: 2 p.m.
ROUST: Vol. III
This is ROUST's third performance, celebrating the one-year anniversary of its creation.
In this, the third volume of ROUST, our players will be improvising in duos and trios randomly to cards that draw out scenes, stanzas, and prompts from the work of local writer William Eckert, some pre-determined, some written on the spot, through inspiration created by the soundscapes the players build.
William will semi-conduct the performance by presenting the eight players with a series of shuffled cards, each with a combination of the names of performers, who will then improvise to William's work.
This performance concept is rooted in selections of William's written work having been inspired by instrumental experimental music. To reverse the roles, performers will create sounds inspired by the written word, creating a series of musical novellas and vignettes. The performance will culminate in William creating stanzas inspired by the music created by previous stanzas presented, creating a cause & effect performance
Danny Thomas (dannytdot): Organic Electronic Sounds;
Christian Hosmer: Cello;
Claude Aldous: Synthesizer and/or Electronics;
Yasemin Eissenstat: Darbuka and Bendir;
Ola Aldous: Piano and/or Bowed-Banjo and/or Voice and/or Electronics;
Dean Thornton: Guitar, Universal Feedback & Distortion, Channeling the Sonorous Depths;
Hydrogen Bouquet (Michael Hart): Dark Ambient Sounds Using Treated Organic Sound/Noise Generators such as Sawzall, Thumb Piano, Harmonica, Rack of Metal, Farfisa, Electric Guitar, Theremin and Voice;
Jerod Sommerfeldt: Synthesizers;
William Eckert: Cat Hearder & Wordy Guy;
Nolan Fedorow: Event Host Extrordinare & Creator of ROUST Art.