Performing Live Soundscapes for James Franco’s Collage Performance in NYC
I am currently in NYC performing live soundscapes for Collage, James Franco’s dance-theater directorial debut. The show’s producer John Morrow describes Collage as “a mixed-media piece that uses sound and visuals to play with the idea of how different art mediums interact. Using video, dance, poetry, theatre and music, we have created a performance that will be an engaging experience for the audience.”
The interesting thing about doing soundscapes/sound design for this show is that sound is used in a very different way than more traditional approaches to sound in a show. In those instances, the sonic component either creates a foundation or adds to the dramatic moments of a scene and its characters. In Collage, the sound is generated, manipulated, and performed live in response to the actors and dancers. In this instance, the sound takes on a character of its own. It is no longer a static component to the piece, but an always changing acting, and reacting dynamic one.
Stay tuned for samples of the Collage soundscapes.