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.
Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion (PDM) is under the fiscal sponsorship of The Dance Complex. Tax deductible donations can be made through The Dance Complex's website. Follow this link, and select Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion when making your donation.