Henry Kuntz – Dan Plonsey – Brian Godchaux – Esten Lindgren – John Kuntz
Notes – Photos – Videos
The Envision Ensemble moves toward an
advanced improvisational archetype,
one in which multiple independent events may occur
while the musicians simultaneously create an experiential musical whole.
Beyond expanding the independence of musical line –
thus increasing the complexity of musical form –
the Envision Ensemble expands the formal independence of each player –
so that multiple musical forms might be happening at once,
moving the music in the direction of what I call “festival form.”
So the players will be creating the total musical space
rather than any specific improvised composition.
How will this work?
Each player will simultaneously create an organic complete music.
Each player may relate or not relate
to the music and sounds going on around them,
the same as when one is playing at home
and sounds are occurring in the environment
which may or may not affect one’s music.
While the players will not necessarily
relate to each other in a compositional sense,
they will relate to each other
and to their shared environment experientially
and together create (or “compose,” if you will)
a sympathetically-in-tune experiential musical space –
a space defined by the composite layers of sound that make it up,
similar to the way the simultaneous layers of sound at a festival
define and create the festival.
The Fullness of Individual Being in
Collaborative and Existential Flow
With the Fullness of All Life.”
The performance will be completely improvised.
At my suggestion, the Ensemble has not rehearsed prior to playing.
The reason for this is that experience suggests
that players’ edge of creativity often comes out more
in the initial meeting (i.e. in the rehearsal)
than in the performance.
So, along with the musicians,
you will be experiencing this music
for the very first time.
Henry Kuntz, August 2014, for the Envision Ensemble
Original Performance Photos and Videos by Eleanor Lindgren