Thursday, October 05, 2006

Eigenvalues' first show

Last week, Cameron and I did our first show as "Eigenvalues." We haven't figured out exactly how to describe what it is we do... spoken word / text / sound pieces using electronic processing and a few instruments. The event was put on by the Alexandria Performing Arts Association as a sort of preview for "Yockadot,"an avant-garde poetry / theater festival coming up next spring.

We split the bill with a group called "Old Songs." They do original songs, in an old-fashioned Appalachian sort of style, using texts that are original translations of ancient Greek poetry.

We did five pieces, and they all seemed to go pretty well. Our performance was well received, and we got some good feedback, especially about our work-in-progress: a piece derived from Bach's Cello Suite No.1. So far we've only done the prelude, and I think it's safe to say we both are totally unsure of what people would make of it. So, it was really nice to get some reassurance that we're heading in the right direction.

Thanks so much to all of our friends who came out for the show - it was great to see all of you!