|Examples of previous themed-soundpaintings include:
THE BOWIE PROJECT (2017, 2015, 2014)
"The Bowie Project" is a collaboration between the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, Austin-based Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre (A.A.D.T.) and the Bowie tribute band The Super Creeps. The performance is a soundpainted mash-up of David Bowie's music, interview quotes and original choreography inspired by the mercurial artist.
DES RUES COLBERT (2015)
A series of 16 site-specific performances that took place on the historic pedestrian street Rue Colbert in Tours, France. The project was a collaboration between Strike Anywhere and the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra. The soundpaintings were based on interviews with neighborhood residents and shop-keepers.
A collaboration with a 65-member concert band, 15 choir members and 30 actors at Timber Creek H.S. in Fort Worth, Texas. The week-long residency culminated in a performance mash-up of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" crossed with music by Phillip Glass, Stravinski and Ravi Shankar and some pretty funky dance routines! All the material was repertoire that the students had at the ready.
EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION: A Soundpainting of Epic Proportions(2007-Globesity Festival,NYC)
Commissioned specifically as the closing event for the Festival, Strike Anywhere tapped its natural resources to create a super-sized Soundpainting examining America's over-the-top obsession with over-consumption! While the trumpeter ate close to a dozen hamburgers after playing a blistering trumpet solo, actors riffed on a series of satiric diet commercials and talk show parodies in a theater filled with the smell of bacon.
JOHN LENNON: A SOUNDPAINTING (2007)
An improvised composition weaving quotes from interviews, poetry and songs by John Lennon into a colorful multi-media mosaic.
Commissioned by the Two River Theatre Company in Red Bank, NJ, this fantastical creation story was specially crafted by the ensemble to honor the town and celebrate the the opening of Two River's new theater. Presented as part of the New Jersey Theater Alliance's statewide event, Family Week.
SAFETY & SECURITY (2004)
A soundpainted response to the color-coded climate of fear perpetrated by the Bush Regime in 2004.