Flock & Tumble
for 12 live performers, 6-channel sound and 4 video screens
AudioCinema, Portland OR
November 2008

Linda Austin, dance
Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, dance
Linda K. Johnson, movement consultant
Diana Lang, costumes and makeup
and a 12-person choir (in Portland: Sara Mapelli, Theodore Holdt, Elie Charpentier, Mindy McGovern, Kelly Rauer, Eve Connell, Kersti Werdell, Morgan Ritter, Emma Lipp, Peter Musselman, Sandra Preston)

The space between events is charged. We utilize an erotics of distance: a call connects across space and invigorates a shared medium - our atmosphere. In balance, we utilize an erotics of proximity: the "tuning-in" of closeness, the ways of changing and being changed by those who are near.
Distance and proximity interact as a self-organizing form. I am interested in schools of fish, flocks of swallows, swarms of ants. Spatial distance may be confused and con-fused as a map of temporal distance for making music. Our sounds stay near, keeping an always-same but always-changing form, self-maintaining but allowing for rupture at any moment. This is a proximation of form.
Our ears move in the spaces between events.
{from the program notes by S.N.}