I Sing - The Body - 2011

40min

 

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.