SPACE is thrilled to announce four more musician-led projects supported through the 2nd year of our Sonic Visions Fund. These commissions bring together multimedia performance, collaborative art-making, and communal experiences, with inimitable visionary spirit.
We are deeply grateful to the Onion Foundation for their continued support of this unique grant program and SPACE’s efforts to create funding opportunities for musicians across the state of Maine.
Sonic Visions Fund grantees:
See People Care
Jimmy Dority and Showmen’s Rest with Stu Dias
An immersive multimedia experience featuring songs of hurt, hope, and healing conceived in the isolated tumult of lockdown. Songwriter Jimmy Dority with a supporting cast of musicians— Mike Effenberger, Nick Phaneuf, Alex Ouellette, and Anthony Branca— and visual artist Stu Dias present a wide-spanning theatrical exploration, mining the heart in search of connection, meaning, and peace in dark times. A fully staged multi-movement performance with video, animation, and set design.
Premiering at SPACE Friday, January 27th.
Angelikah Fahray’s Serious Life
Angelikah Fahray and the So Serious Band
One part live show, one part music video shoot— r&b songwriter Angelikah Fahray and her ‘So Serious’ band perform in the round, surrounded by cameras and audience— for a special live concert film. Featuring Billy Giordano, DJ Matt Perry, Jordan Bicki, Mesa Schubeck, Alfine Nathalie, and Ikhlaygia T’Zainah and support from Navadis Media and James Whalen.
Happening at SPACE Saturday, December 10th. More info here.
Riffs and Lullabies
Kafari with Dr. Scribbz (aka Jay Brown)
Portland pianist and sonic-tinkerer Kafari brings forward a new body of compositions for this special live collaboration with animator and videographer Jay Brown. A full set-length dialogue between Dr. Scribbz’s technicolor animated riffs and Kafari’s meditative sonic lullabies.
Premiering at SPACE Thursday, January 26th.
An Anderson and Inventing Trees
A live-scored puppetry performance collaboratively created by An Anderson and Inventing Trees as a visual and musical exploration of the nature of thought and creativity through the metaphor of a forest.
Premiering at SPACE Saturday, January 28th.