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Dani Beauchamp in <em>Aqua Madora</em> | Video Still
Dani Beauchamp in Aqua Madora | Video Still

Reviews

| 2011

Sans Souci Festival
Aqua Madora selected as a top ten release of 2011

"Not many recordings include a credit for the piano tuner, but in the case of Randy Gibson's Aqua Madora, it seems entirely appropriate..."

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| 2011

Sans Souci Festival
Christian Carey reviews Aqua Madora for Sequenza 21

"An aside: I wasn't the only one in the house to be floored by the piece. Our tabby cat, Happy, comes running every time I put it on, and blisses out between the speakers."

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June 5 - 6, 2006

Sans Souci Festival | Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art | Boulder, Colorado


Featuring the work:

Aqua Madora


Reviews

| 2011

Sans Souci Festival
Aqua Madora selected as a top ten release of 2011

"Not many recordings include a credit for the piano tuner, but in the case of Randy Gibson's Aqua Madora, it seems entirely appropriate..."

Read More...
| 2011

Sans Souci Festival
Christian Carey reviews Aqua Madora for Sequenza 21

"An aside: I wasn't the only one in the house to be floored by the piece. Our tabby cat, Happy, comes running every time I put it on, and blisses out between the speakers."

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The World Premiere performance of Aqua Madora in its earliest form as part of the 2006 Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

Randy Gibson (Piano)
Dani Beauchamp (Dance)
Choreography by Ana Baer-Carrillo and Dani Beauchamp
video by Ana Baer-Carrillo

From the original Sans Souci Program:

Live dance, live music and projecting images, Aqua Madora is an exploration of the five stages of mourning. Presented tonight are the first two of those stages. Still in its infancy, Aqua Madora is the beginning of what will become a strong performance tradition. Each performance will be unique, drawing on new video themes, new dance themes, and new music themes, no two performances will be the same. The video and live dance inform each other through the choreography, allowing the viewer to see the work from all sides. The music, though composed, is entirely improvised based on the particular feeling of the evening. The piano is tuned to a unique tuning which allows for smaller intervals than are normally possible on a piano. These intervals, just intonation quarter tones, are meant to evoke the instability of water and the ocean.

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