Jun 29-30, 2012

Chris Jonas’ ‘Garden II: House’ / CCA in Santa Fe

Garden II: House at CCA in Santa Fe

Friday & Saturday, June 29 & 30
Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505

TILT Brass and Littleglobe present composer and media artists Chris Jonas’ Garden II: House as part of the Currents 2012 Festival at the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Santa Fe. After a successful premiere run in New York in the Fall of 2011, Jonas and company are staging the second chapter of the Garden trilogy in Santa Fe. Locals and Festival attendees will relish in House’s gloriously brassy sound and vivid projected video, all within in CCA’s wonderful open space.

From the composer:
“Garden is a three chapter series of live, music-driven intermedia performance/installations. Chapter 2 (House) is a collaboration between myself (music and video), NYC-based TILT Brass, and the Littleglobe creative team in Santa Fe working on the project’s projected video, a set of transparent screens (enveloping the performers), performative movement and music. The resulting hour long intermedia composition takes place in front of a live audience within the multiple layers of video screens, mixing live music with projected video of imaginary human structures and landscapes exploring expressive, atmospheric, metaphoric, psychological and cross-cultural realms of place, dwelling, urban identity and the human environment.” Chris Jonas

Created in part via Jonas’ 2008 United States Artists’ Simon Fellowship and recipient of the Meet the Composer Commissioning Music/USA award in 2010, Garden II: House features the composer on soprano saxophone alongside the world class musicians of Brooklyn’s acclaimed experimental brass group TILT Brass, including Chris McIntyre (TILT Director) and Jen Baker on trombone, and Chris Dimeglio on trumpet.

Garden Project: littleglobe.org/garden
Chris Jonas: littleglobe.org/jonas
Currents 2012: currentsnewmedia.org/currents2012.html

Location: 1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505  [MAP]
2011-12 Season