with foot in mouth, I dance

Participants: Arun Chandra, Ben Kapp, Ben Michaelis, Kate Slaymaker and Justin Vinson (Guiles Performance Ensemble)
Affiliation: Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Format: Theatre and Music Performance

We are a group of composers who want to make audacious extrapolations socially significant by performance.

Over the past few years, we have been meeting irregularly to discuss papers and books on cybernetics. From these discussions, we have created compositions in sound and theater, which we have presented in Olympia. Cybernetics is for us both a starting point for composition, and a domain of exploration.

Working towards performances allows us to maintain a set of social links. Offering performances to audiences allows us to observe their as-yet-unknown consequences: both the pieces on the audiences and the audiences on the pieces. With this in mind we are offering a short set of theatrical and musical compositions.