75 Portland St, Toronto
October 1, 2005 at 7:45
Penn Kemp and
Dance Form: a sound opera
by Penn Kemp
Notes from the Underworld
by Brenda Muller
$12 regular / $10
at the door only.
Productions presents Penn Kemp's sound opera, Trance
Dance Form with actor Anne Anglin, poet Penn Kemp,
ceillist Brenda Muller & dancer Wave Weir.
mystical magickal paean cast a spell with Kemp's incantatory
phrases, Brenda Muller's responsive cello and voice, and
Wave Weir's fluid illustrative dance. As celebrant/
audience, we were part of the raising of a cone of power,
carried along a journey into the timeless infinitely deep
world-between-the-world." i Pop Ping, Sept.2005.
Dance Form, directed by acclaimed actor Anne Anglin, has
been performed at Harbourfront and at Véhicule
Gallery, Montreal, as well as Parry Sounds Station
Gallery. Sound Opera is a new form Kemp has developed with
Anglin in performance & recording over the last three
decades, in a desire to lift poetry from page to stage.
Sound Opera is based on text but it expands poetic
possibilities to include voice, music & movement, to
express narrative when emotions burst the seams of print.
Its a hoot to hear!
Ardeleana Trio performs Brenda Muller's Notes from the
Underworld with singer Ramona Carmelly, pianist
Catherine Maguire, flutist Angela Hammar &
composer/cellist Brenda Muller.
songs and Ardeleana's performances of them are magical.
These songs artfully blend different genres and styles,
which is why I find them so appealing. And I love that
Brenda tackles unusual subject matter with a range of tone,
from saucy wit to anguished emotion. It's clear this music
comes from a very deep, heartfelt place." Marie Lynn