I Sing - The Body - 2011
Waterhole - John Oliver-Guitar/Voice, Scott Good - Trombone/Piano, Toby Carol - Bass/Moog, Ashley Chalmers - Drum Set/Percussion
Chamber Ensemble (1111/2000/2perc/11111)
Original music for Kokoro Dance - choreography by Barbara Bourget
Premiere: Mar 18, 2011, Roundhouse Theater, Vancouver/British Columbia, Waterhole, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Kokoro Dance
After a wildly successful collaboration with Kokoro Dance in 2009, we decided to work on a project together, from the start to have original music and dance. Barbara suggested we use Walt Whitman's epic poem I Sing the Body Electric as a guiding inspiration, and thus I Sing - The Body came to be.
The music was organized into songs which were developed from improvisations with my band, Waterhole.