the SOUND: if trees were water Site Specific Performances in the Public Parks and Public Spaces of Boston August-November 2018
Collaboration with Sound Composer, Beau Kenyon. For more information: beaukenyon.com
Commissioned by composer/installation artist Beau Kenyon, PDM created improvisational dance structures to accompany different sections of his multi-part installation, the SOUND.
To create the SOUND, Kenyon gathered voice recordings from immigrant students of the Boston International Newcomers Academy [BINcA] and connected them throughout the city of Boston in a series of live performances and sound installations.
Calling upon the tree as a metaphor for family and heritage and water as a symbol for migration and connection, the SOUND is encompassed by three movements: if trees were water, from roots grew branches, and of hope extending. All work together to convey a single story of hope, family, and success (past and present) from the perspective of newly immigrated young adult Bostonians.
Pieces were placed in seven neighborhoods of Boston: Back Bay, Chinatown, Dorchester, Fenway, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and West Roxbury.
the SOUND is a project conceived and created by Beau Kenyon and is supported by NEFA's Creative City grant.