Saturday the 26th3 PM
Jay Havighurst interactive sound sculptures at Stage Fort Park with a performance at 7-7:30 PM.
‘The Ways You Flock’ – a 2 hour “singularity” for music duo Clairaudient and the public.
‘The ways you flock’ is inspired by flocking behavior as observed in birds – spontaneous individual actions that create complex large-scale forms. The piece is a transient re-making of Stage Fort Park into an imaginary version itself in which the public is directly involved… by flocking there. The New Arts Festival and Clairaudient invite any and all to come and take part in this piece by bringing safe light sources to illuminate their movements in the dark, and to create flocking patterns while the music plays. Don’t worry, simple instructions will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a light. Public can also just listen to the music and watch the spectacle unfold.
In the event of rain, saturday night’s event will become an indoor Clairaudient gig. Stay tuned for details.
Sunday the 27th4 PM
Blackburn Performing Arts
Featuring Bianca & Andria Bibiloni, Underwater Airport, and the White Box Project
1 Washington St., Gloucester MA
Sisters Bianca and Andria Bibiloni’s “D vs S” is an exploration of two opposing types of motion, deterministic and stochaic as they appear visually, in nature, and audibly through generated tones. together.
Also performing are Underwater Airport, a crystalline clear improvisational group influenced by shamanic trance music, 1960’s free jazz and psychedelia, ambient electronica, and world beat. They play with videographer Marc Lisle.
Boston-based Improvisational dance collective ‘The White Box Project’ headed by Michael Jahoda will perform throughout.
Plus Visual Art from Ayesha Fuentes (WA) beginning Friday the 25th at Green Life at 196 Main St. with a 4-hour drawing project, on view all weekend.
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From the site-The Gloucester New Arts Festival was founded in 2005. Inspired by the complex landscapes of the historic fishing port, Director Sarah Slifer has been bringing compelling, exploratory artists to make and show work in the downtown area. The variety of sites- indoor and outdoor, old and new – have helped to shape the way the public experience the work, and sometimes shape the work itself.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) through the Massachusetts Cultural Council John and Abigail Adams Grant for Cultural Economic Development.
You are Invited to the
4th Annual Gloucester New Arts Festival (GNAF)
An evening of dance & music performances,
food & spirits, and meeting the GNAF Artists!
GNAF Fundraising Celebration
DATE: Wednesday, July 9, 2008
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Allan Penn Studio, Gloucester
33 Commercial Street , 3rd Floor
COST: Minimum Donation of $35 per person
($30 for seARTS Members)
Checks made payable to seARTS
Your contribution is tax deductible
RSVP: Reserve your spot by purchasing tickets at www.searts.org or email email@example.com
Food, Drinks, and Entertainment are all included.
You will also get to meet the new Artistic Director Michael Jahoda, hear about this year’s projects, and enjoy the sights and sounds of live music and dance performances sprinkled playfully throughout the evening.
We need your support to raise $4,000 before the end of August!
So come join the fun and help support this innovative and exciting event.
4th Annual Gloucester New Arts Festival Details:
The 2008 Gloucester New Arts Festival (GNAF) is continuing its commitment to high quality contemporary art and performance in the unique iconic and under-utilized spaces of Gloucester , MA . This year highlights the well-honed craft of improvised music and dance performance for a choice few of Gloucester ‘s unique historic landmarks.
The festival will take place on August 23 and 24, and for the second year, all performances are once again TOTALLY FREE of charge. By eliminating ticket sales, we must raise this through fundraising!
We are asking for donations to help raise funds to cover our production costs. GNAF has been awarded a generous $4,000 matching grant from the
Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) through the
Massachusetts Cultural Council John and Abigail Adams Grant.
For more information about the 4th Annual Gloucester New Arts Festival
visit us on-line at www.newartsfestival.com
The Gloucester New Arts Festival is in partnership with seARTS, The Cape Ann YMCA, and Green Street Studio of Cambridge. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council John and Abigail Adams Grant for Cultural Economic Development.