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COLLABORATION PROJECT MADNESS

Artist and coach Audette Sophia describes the creative collaboration process (creationship) this way: "A "Creationship" is a relationship based on creating. It is the result of two or more people synergizing their energy to bring novelty and beauty into being. Similar to a romantic relationship (whose union results in a human child), a creationship comes together from a different kind of attraction (though not necessary less compelling) and its union births non-human children such as CD's and plays. Because they are juicy and fulfilling and contribute not to overpopulation but to innovation and inspiration, I think that creationships may be one of the cornerstones of a positive future." Add your idea, skill offering, desire to help organize or just move the discussion along in the comment box below.

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Comment by Nigel Dandridge-Perry on November 24, 2010 at 10:50am
First we need a conflict Where are the differences Who proposes and who opposes.
Perhaps a project within the project like a "Twisted Village" as the piece that the Fishbon tribe are trying to produce. say this is what has been decided Like in the Phantom of the opera Phantom wants it done his way The impressario wants it another way Find two sane!!! people who want to get together but there is some awful spoiler who dislikes everything and would destroy their union
Comment by Clay Bodine on November 24, 2010 at 10:01am
That would be sweet. What's the best way to begin thinking about it. Should we think form then integrate content, vice versa, or simultaneously? I'm interested in a longer project with a more open-ended deadline. It sometimes feels like we end up throwing things together at the last moment...which is fine, but this is more about developing a new language.
Comment by Nigel Dandridge-Perry on November 23, 2010 at 3:44pm
I would like to suggest, in response to Alysia and Clay re need for a new FORM
I think there is enough story and drama around Fishbon to create an Opera called "Fishbon" or how the crazies survive in a world gone mad. We are surrounded by so many new sounds an images in this techno-electronic age. The sounds from cell phones, from gadjets and on and on sweeping us along on a path that makes normal seem wrong . Any thoughts out there on this?
Comment by Clay Bodine on October 8, 2010 at 11:35am
Great ideas. One of the things I want to work on for the Xmas piece is a short (5min.) vignette that adds storyline and characters to a fire piece. One of the main things about traditional (pre-Christian) winter solstice dramas like Irish mumming is the idea of death and resurrection. This could be a natural theme for fire. Fire is extinguished and then re-ignited (the sun/son dies and is reborn). Maybe we can meet for coffee this weekend if you have a few minutes.
Comment by Alysia Michelle James on October 7, 2010 at 4:57pm
i'm super interested in new forms. there is something to be said for forms that have been around for centuries, but classical music needs to continue to evolve, it's kind of being left behind in the forms department (minus film music). so somethings to think about are:

How can we use music in a new way in performance?
How can we tweek current forms (such as opera, musical, etc) to fit a more modern showcase?
How can physical movement interact with the music, influence the music? How can we involve improvisation?
What other art forms can influence the music?
How do we make the music live and breathe as part of the show, as an organ, versus being an accent to the show? - this is what we did with Twisted Village, but let's do more!
How can the audience be part of the music?
Etc, etc, these are just some questions to get started.

One thing I'd REALLY love to do is compose a piece that utilizes the sounds of fire in motion as part of its contour. This would absolutely require a set choreography in a piece - oh wow, I just came up with this one on the spot and I'm gonna do it!

I really want to use sounds created naturally during a performance as part of the performance of the music...

Oh I'm so excited!
Comment by Alysia Michelle James on October 7, 2010 at 4:51pm
if we're going to do an opera clay i need more than a month to write the music! hehehehe. I'm going to be in town this weekend, halloween weekend, and two weeks thereafter to perform with the Insanity Circus in IV. After there I have no more plans to visiting, but you know you can call me any time. I would prefer (as always) to do something a little darker and more fantastique. I'll brain storm, you and everyone else brain storm and let's meet back here in a few days. xo!
Comment by Clay Bodine on October 7, 2010 at 12:05pm
We've got to do more music. What's the best format? How about an opera?
Comment by Alysia Michelle James on October 6, 2010 at 11:24am
music music music music music music music

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Fishbon’s Purpose:
Fishbon's purpose is to provide a forum, education and support for creative collaboration, mentorship and the visceral experience of visual, aural and performance-based art.  It is also to provide exhibition media for the artists and their art forms.

Fishbon’s Mission:
Fishbon's mission is to encourage collaboration between artists, technologists, writers, designers, performers and participants to create unique, real-time, compelling aesthetic experiences that speak to contemporary audiences.  Fishbon believes the synergy (sharings of perspectives and skills) made possible in a collaborative space creates a unique and special context for art.  By providing context, physical infrastructure, tools, mentoring support and encouragement for creative collaboration, Fishbon is an experiential incubator for emerging cooperative working models.  Much more about the process experience than final product, Fishbon creates a diverse "interactive" learning community that would be difficult to achieve in isolated individual working environments.

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