Every two years, the South Florida electro-acoustic and new music communities come together to take part in Subtropics, a biennial series of concerts featuring local and national talent in the multimedia arts. Subtropics is managed by South Florida's EA legend, Gustavo Matamoros. In this edition of Subtropics, numbered 23, Dr. Lawrence W. moore presented Will from the Meditation Mandalas sries of fixed audio and video art. The piece enjoyed great appreciation from the audience at Audiotheque on Miami Beach on March 7th, 2015, when it was presented. Ths piece explores the rhythmic pulsing and fractal imagery that is custom to the Meditation Mandalas series of pieces. It is designed as both a meditation to help one focus on their will during states of inner silence as well as a piece of art that can be enjoyed without meditation.
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Collaboration with Dancer and Choreographer, JoAnna M. Ursal
Dr. Lawrence W. Moore has recently presented his piece, Establishment for EWI and fixed audio and video media at the February, 7 2015 Compositum Musicae Novae Concert held in the Coral Gables Museum. The capacity crowd was treated to a new version of the piece with an added element that took the piece to a whole new level of profundity and meaning. Dancer and choreographer, JoAnna Ursal, performed a trance-inducing and spectacularly beautiful self-choreographed interpretive dance performance that drew the essence from the piece and manifested in physical motion.
After submitting Establishment for consideration to be presented in the concert, I received a call back from Miguel Nieves, of CMN, who asked me if I would talk to one of the board members, a dancer and choreographer named JoAnna Ural. He told me that she was interested in the piece and was wondering if I would like to present it with interpretive dance. I spoke with JoAnna over the phone several times before the concert, but we never met and we did not rehearse until the day of the concert. ON the day of the concert, JoAnna performed on a dry-run of the piece with the video, and what she did was utterly amazing. She utilized my idea of using a white cloth to integrate the video projection with her body form, and she took it to a level that I did not envision, and was blown away witht he result. - LWM