Inspired by the late composer Pauline Oliveros and her “Sonic Meditations”, this short film explores Deep Listening in Imperial Theatre Mohawk, a historic building in Cincinnati. The Imperial was originally built as a vaudeville theater, and has served the community in many ways over its hundred-year history. It is not currently open to the public. (For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Imperialtheater/).
In this film, we learn a bit about the theater’s history, thanks to the Cincinnati Preservation Collective. Then Troy Bronsink of The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art, and Action leads us through a brief guided meditation. This will prepare us to listen with full mindful presence to concert:nova cellist Denielle Wilson as she performs “Calvary Ostinato” from Lamentations, a suite by African-American composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.
The Oliveros Response Project premieres Thursdays in January at 7:30 EST, available for free viewing on www.concertnova.com or www.facebook.com/responseproject.
Each film explores a different building and a different part of Cincinnati’s history.
January 7th – Imperial Theater (originally a vaudeville theater)
January 14th – Kauffman Brewing Tunnels
January 21st – King Records
January 28th – Emery Theater*
*This film features the world premiere of five brand new works for piano and percussion, composed especially for this project.
The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art, and Action
Cincinnati Preservation Collective
Thank you to:
Cal Cullen, Erika Nj, and The Welcome Project
The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
The William O. Purdy, Jr. Foundation Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
The Johnstone Foundation
with support from the International Foundation for Contemporary Music