emanations...footpaths...rubbings...implied places...sounds through the walls...voices through the clouds...listening to children...listening to leaves...listening to people listening...laying down an ear and walking away.
Some scenes from this season's work by choreographer Jim McGinn and Top Shake dance company. 'Jamb' is based, conceptually and poetically, but far from literally, on Jim's experiences working in a molybdenum mine in Colorado. I composed the music and mixed it live for each performance.
There's over a month of nights this time of year in Portland when hundreds of people gather on the grass of the Chapman School to watch the swifts returning for the day in a turbulent display before funneling into the towering brick chimney.