Troy Gasholder House (1115 5th Ave. Troy NY)
March 3, 2010 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(Blizzard-check date of Thursday March 4th at 7PM)
Overflow will be making use of the unique and fascinating acoustics of the historic Troy Gasholder House. When live interactive visuals are used in a musical performance, they can take the role as subservient interpreter of the music, as master conductor of the overall action, or as an equal contributor to the overall experience. Utilizing multiple projectors, and a wide range of instruments, the show will consist of five pieces that explore the various relationships between music and live interactive visuals. The show will be making full use of the Gasholder's ability to sustain and distort sounds, both temporally and spatially. Additionally, creative projection techniques will be used to explore and distort the physical space of the building. The pieces are meant to interact with the overall feeling of the space, as both a lonely, empty void, as well as a place of tremendous energy, meant to be celebrated.
IMPORTANT: Bring a flashlight. Audience participation is essential for the finale.
Also: Dress as warmly as possible. The Gasholder is not a heated building. An attempt to heat the space on the day of will be made, but it will possibly be 30-40 degrees for the duration of the performance. Tea and cider will be provided to help with warmth. A bathroom will also be provided.
The floor is also unfinished and is covered with a fine chalky dirt. Tarps will be laid out on the audience area, but please don't wear your "sunday best" as it were, nice shoes are to be avoided as well.
Show duration: Approximately 1 hour
Performing musicians: Lisa Rogers, Will Rogers, Jesse French, Ryan Jenkins, Kyle McDonald, David Rhoderick, Caitlin Morris, Jason Rankins
Link to the gasholder in google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1115+5th+ave+troy+ny&sll=42.722023,-73.68997&sspn=0.005005,0.006684&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1115+5th+Ave,+Troy,+Rensselaer,+New+York+12180&t=h&z=16