Friday, September 19, 2014

Arc:Hive Presents A Moment (Un)Bound - The Music

A Moment (Un)Bound is a new work more than a year in the making. It was written and created as a collaborative effort by a number of Bay Area artists. You can read up on the artists at the Arc:Hive website. But it's more than just a linear story - many of the components that make up the world being displayed on stage for the next two weeks are also the technical bits and bobbins that get overlooked. It's a very tech intensive show, with projected images, sounds, costumes, and very specific set dressing.

One of the things that struck me as I watched a rehearsal was the sound. There was music and sound in there that I couldn't identify. Lessa chose to use music by a number of artists local to her hometown of Detroit.  Detroit's a city with rich musical history - it was the foundation of Motown and has its roots in jazz. Of course Eminem is the most recent version of Detroit's musical history, but there's a lot of interesting music that the Arc:Hive project brought to the table.

Frank Pahl's Scavenger Quartet provides some of the sonic background for the show.

We also listened to a little Audra Kubat, another musician from Detroit. 

Moving a little west to Chicago, we have some music by Wooden Rings

"Finding Me" by Wooden Rings 2012 from Ramah Jihan on Vimeo.

If you like what you hear, go check out these indie artists and pick up an album. If you like what you saw on stage, the sprites need a little help with fundraising - hit their Indiegogo site up and feed the sprites!  Thanks for supporting new talent!

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