Music on Main is presenting a World Premiere Livestream of Graveyards and Gardens, co-created and co-produced by Caroline Shaw (composer & recorded sound) and Vanessa Goodman (choreographer). This livestream is a PuSh Festival Partner Presentation, with four shows taking place January 28th & 29th at 4:30pm and 7:30pm each day.
The 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music winner, Caroline Shaw was Music on Main’s Composer in Residence from 2015-2016, where she shared insight, ideas, and beautiful music with audiences. The North Carolina native formed a deep relationship with Vancouver during this period. Vanessa Goodman is the Artistic Director of Action at a Distance Dance Society where she uses her choreography as an opportunity to explore the human condition.
In 2016, Caroline (voice) and Vanessa (dance) performed a captivating improvisation presented by Music on Main & Dances for a Small Stage. Now in 2021, these two acclaimed artists come together again and with a new work, Graveyards and Gardens.
The performance takes place among 400 feet of orange sound cables and an arrangement of plants—nature and technology being another synthesis the artists explore. Things begin with a long passage featuring an array of sounds—some come from tape decks, some from a record player, some from old Edison wax recordings. What these two artists make will live on, and this live-streamed genesis is, among other things, a powerful display of the creative process.
Caroline and Vanessa are presenting Graveyards and Gardens specifically for online audiences. The four livestream performances will give audiences a chance to witness a visual and sonic album emerge before their eyes and ears; the artists create new ways of interacting with sounds, and bodies, to shape an analog experience that washes over the senses.
Visit musiconmain.ca to learn more about the World Premiere Livestream of Graveyards and Gardens. Livestream performances take place January 28 and 29, 2021 with two shows each day at at 4:30pm and 7:30pm, tickets are on sale now.