GHOST RIVER THEATRE IS SEEKING VOCALISTS AND MUSICIANS FOR THE GREAT ALBERTA SOUND BATH EXPERIENCE
Ghost River Theatre is seeking collaborators for The Great Alberta Sound Bath Experience, a sonically driven, meditative ritual to cleanse and shed the profound impacts of the pandemic. It will be a musically-driven sensory experience that draws upon local geography for inspiration. The project is created in collaboration with Kris Demeanor and seeking vocalists and musicians to join our team to help bring this new sensory experience to life.
At this time, we’re open to different skill sets in the realm of music. We’re looking for a strong musical aptitude and a willingness to experiment with different instrumentation, sounds, and vocal styles.
Our preferences are people who possess:
- an expansive vocal range with a strong sense of harmonics
- any instrument other than guitar (a bonus would be a stringed instrument such as violin or cello, also basic knowledge of keyboard/piano is a plus)
- interest and/or experience in music, theatre, and collaboration.
To submit your interest, please email Andrew G. Cooper at [email protected] with the subject line “SOUND BATH SUBMISSION.” Those selected for an audition will receive instructions on live and/or video submissions. We are seeking submissions from Calgary-based artists or artists that have secured accommodation in the Calgary area. Accommodations and travel will not be provided.
Interested parties should submit the following:
- A resume/CV
- A headshot/photo
- A brief cover letter explaining their background in music and/or their focuses as a vocalist/musician and interest in the project.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT
March 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm MST
April 4 – 17, 2022, Calgary, AB
WHAT IS A SOUND BATH?
A sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice itself. The music doesn’t have a catchy melody or rhythm like you’d experience at a rock concert or symphony, but instead is a carefully selected wash of instrument and voice with notable resonance and overtones.
ABOUT GHOST RIVER THEATRE
Led by Artistic Director Eric Rose and Executive Director Kate Stadel, GRT is an award-winning devised theatre company that creates, develops and mounts original productions through a significant investment in imaginative research and development. We make our work in a rigorous, supportive collaborative-creation environment that recognizes and utilises the unique abilities of all participants, premiering our work in Calgary and then touring it nationally and internationally. Our work embraces a hybrid of high tech visual spectacle with low-fi theatrical magic.
Ghost River Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, sex, or gender identity.
Ghost River Theatre would like to recognize the following lands in which we have been able to create, work and play on: Ghost River Theatre calls Treaty 7 Territory our home base, which is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy which includes the Kainai, Siksika and Piikani Nations, Tsuu T’ina (Dene) Nation and the Stoney/Nakoda Nation which include the Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley Nations and the Metis Nation Region 3.