My brain is a buzz. I’m working on the score for Mandy Greer’s third and most current installation of Mater Matrix Mother and Medium titled”Saltus Chori Aevum” less than two weeks away. For sources of musical inspiration I’ve been heavy into M. Ward, Pink Floyd, Rachels and My Brightest Diamond. My main poet muse is currently Pablo Neruda, particularly The Sea and The Bells.
Mandy Greer has created a community-based, crocheted artwork Mater Matrix Mother and Medium for a site-specific project at Seattle Center’s DuPen Fountain and Alki Courtyard. The 250-foot fiber artwork will be crocheted in a full spectrum of blues on the topography of the site and attached to trees, creating a “river” that sits seven to 15 feet off the ground.
I am so lucky and happy to be collaborating with these amazing artists! Choreographer/dancer Jessica Jobaris; performance artist/vocalist Saskia Delores, dancer Andrea Ives and video artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. My creative process has had me wearing several hats: musical arranger; harpist; poet; songwriter; vocalist and soon to be performer.
Focusing on the mystical and mundane properties of water, we will premier a multi-media performance at the artwork, 7 p.m., May 5 and 6. The 45-minute performance, beginning just before dusk, will be a luminous exploration of the three states of water - liquid, ice, vapor. This event is in conjunction with the Next 50 celebration of the 1962 Worlds Fair anniversary at Seattle Center.
Here’s one of the etudes I recorded based around the concept of water.