song cycle: You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end.
This song cycle comprises five pieces with different nontraditional approaches to the song form. It explores ideas of our origins and what it means to be human, as presented in mythology and literature. Each song is based on an individual text including the Yekuana (native Venezuelan) creation story, and works by Jorge Luis Borges, William S. Burroughs, and Knut Hamsun.
Each piece is a different strategy to guide improvisation with a text-based or graphic score, and they all incorporate lyrics in their own way. Both of these elements rely heavily on their corresponding literary inspiration for their form. The music ranges from sound-based extended techniques to traditional singing, and includes the full spectrum in between.
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion + electronics
Danishta Rivero: voice + Hydrophonium
- San Francisco. Oct 11, 2013. Music for People and Thingamajigs 16. Meridian Gallery.
- Salerno, Italy. Sep 27, 2013. Ferro 3v.
- Naples, Italy. Sep 26, 2013. Spazio Anarchico 76A.
- Jesi, Italy. Sep 25, 2013. TNT.
- Maribor, Slovenia. Sep 23, 2013. Gustaf Pekarna.
- Zabok, Croatia. Sep 22, 2013. Zelena Dvorana.
- Belgrade, Serbia. Sep 21, 2013. Inex Film.
- Temerin, Serbia. Sep 20, 2013. Flying Dutchman.
- Subotica, Serbia. Sep 19, 2013. Studio 11.
- Novi Sad, Serbia. Sep 18, 2013. Materra.
- Venice, Italy. Sep 16, 2013. Punto Croce.
- Rovereto, Italy. Sep 15, 2013.
- Turin, Italy. Sep 13, 2013. Velvet Club.
- Genoa, Italy. Sep 12, 2013. Spazio Targa.
- Faenza, Italy. Sep 11, 2013. Clandestino.
- Florence, Italy. Sep 9, 2013. AS Aurora.
- Minneapolis. June 21, 2013.
- Omaha. June 20, 2013. Howlin' Hounds.
- Kansas City. June 19, 2013. Sycamore House Series at La Esquina.
- St. Louis. June 18, 2013. Apop Records.
- Champaign. June 17, 2013. Indi Go.
- Indianapolis. June 16, 2013. Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University.
- Chicago. June 15, 2013. Heaven Gallery.
- Madison. June 14, 2013. Shockrasonica.
- Milwaukee. June 13, 2013. Borg Ward.
- San Francisco. May 25, 2013. Center for New Music.
- San Francisco. March 21, 2013. Luggage Store Gallery.
- Albuquerque. Aug 26, 2012. Roost Creative Soundscape Festival. The Outpost.
- San Diego. Aug 24, 2012. 51st Street Commune.
- Los Angeles. Aug 23, 2012. Boy Manor.
- San Francisco. Aug 12, 2012. Soundwave (5) Humanities. The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist.
- Berkeley. July 15, 2012. Berkeley Arts Festival.
- San Francisco. 2013. "Experimental Notations" at Adobe Books.