3D distribution of musical elements introduces a whole new way to experience music. The moving musical elements will redefine the relationship between music and dance allowing the two elements to share the same physical space and communicate with its architecture in the language of movement. The choreography is going to be based on delivering music through the dancers. We're changing the function of moving bodies from executing choreography only, to executing choreography and music. — Ariel Blumenthal
From June 23rd – June 26th, PTERO Dance Theatre (Los Angeles) will be presenting a unique dance show, H2Eau, enhanced with live music, photography and film. Award-winning composer Ariel Blumenthal will create a 3D sonic score – treating music as an immersive, three-dimensional element in dialogue with architecture and choreography. Blumenthal is the writer/producer behind the innovative 3D music installations specially created for the Plaza Hotel in New York.
Drawing on his concept of interactive and 3D sonic environments for high-end physical spaces, Blumenthal will compose and perform two pieces for H2Eau. The first combines a 3D pre-recorded score with live performance on a wine glasses piano (of sounds generated by water). Blumenthal will perform and process acoustic elements in real time, while synched to the recorded score distributed 3-dimensionally in the space. The second piece will introduce music as a moving element. Using wireless technology, musical solo parts will be transmitted to speakers carried by the dancers as they move in the space, weaving moving musical elements into a 3D pre-recorded score.
H2Eau, created and choreographed by Paula Present, was inspired by a recent exhibition she saw at Annenberg Space for Photography called "Water: Our Thirsty World." The show focuses on four themes: abundance, thirst, ritual and conservation, and aims to raise awareness about the role of water in people's lives, as well as conservation efforts in LA and on a global scale. Each evening will also include one featured speaker: Gil Garcetti, former district-attorney-turned-art-photographer and creator of the book, "Water Is Key," which features pictures taken in water-challenged portions of Africa or Barbara Goldberg, founder of Wells Bring Hope, which is involved with drilling wells and bringing clean water to impoverished rural villages in West Africa.
For more info on H2Eau, please visit: http://pterodance.org/.
About Ariel Blumenthal:
Ariel Blumenthal, founder of SentientMFM, is a composer and music producer who is committed to creativity and innovation across all musical experiences. He won the Chicago Symphony Orchestra composition competition as a student at Berklee College of Music. Eight years later, following the creation of an installation at the Plaza Hotel in NYC, he developed “Sonic Brand Experience,” an integration of music, technology and architecture to create immersive, 3D and interactive sonic environments for physical spaces in high-end locations. In between, he has been writing for film, TV, commercials, dance and concert ensembles with continued dedication to musical language that brings together the digital age and artistic, traditional aesthetics. Ariel is a founding partner of Creative Music Assets (CMA), introducing a unique model for music usage in large broadcast networks. CMA recently completed its first project with Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels International.