PAST TOWER PERFORMANCES
Zaccho Dance Theatre
July 11, 12, & 13, 2014
Sonoma Valley Museum
Richmond Art Center
Zaccho Dance Theatre
Save the date for Joanna Haigood’s Al Pozzo Di Sogno (Into the Well of Dreams) at Oliver Ranch: Sunday, July 13th, 2014. Commissioned by Oliver Ranch Foundation, this performance is inspired by Ann Hamilton’s extraordinary eighty-foot Tower. Audience members will enjoy a day in Sonoma County, CA, filled with award-winning artistry, scenic pleasures and more.
SYMPHO with Paul Haas
September 20 & 21, 2014
Sympho’s newest adventure in sound and space is InSpiral, commissioned by the Oliver Ranch Foundation, a vast and unusual outdoor collection of site-specific sculpture in the Sonoma wine country. InSpiral is the first time in its history that the ORF has commissioned a second work from a single artist or organization. The performance takes place inside Anne Hamilton’s Tower, an 80-foot-tall, 16-foot-diameter sculpture with interior double-helix staircases. Please join us in what promises to be a fascinating journey in an unforgettable venue. The event features newly-commissioned music by composer-performers Paul Haas and Bora Yoon, played by Sympho under Haas’s direction.
Cielo Vertical Arts
June 7, 8 & 9, 2013
Friends of ArtQuest
Berkeley Art Center
Escuela Bilingue Internacional
Using aerial dance, live music and word, Cielo Vertical Arts and its collaborators: Jesse Olsen Bay (musician), Richard Kittle (set designer), and Steve Schneider (head rigger) will weave an immersive fabric of performance art, responding to and inhabiting Ann Hamilton’s Tower on Oliver Ranch. “Rearranging Time” brings the audience through a world where falling slows down, memories jump, rise, and run, real-time loses its rhythm and the sublime might last a bit longer. Rearranging Time will be drawn from the personal stories, myths, and assumptions we collectively hold about time as a precious resource, time as an indestructible truth, and time as an illusion.
Thunder Tower with Tony Zilincik
October 6 & 7, 2012
Healdsburg Education Foundation
Petaluma Educational Foundation
Tower Thunder is a soundscape work for six tubas and percussion by composer Tony Zilincik. The work will take advantage of the unique acoustics of Ann Hamilton’s Tower at the Oliver Ranch to surround the audience and performers in a sonic storm that moves from quiet rumblings to massive bursts of energy.
Attendees will meet at the Remmel Road Park & Ride Lot in Geyserville at 3:00 p.m. A bus will leave at 3:15 p.m. to shuttle patrons to the event. The event begins at 4:00 SHARP. The concert will conclude at 5:30 and the shuttle bus will bring attendees back to the Remmell Road Park & Ride Lot following the event. Concert attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as the walk to the tower takes about 10 minutes.
Paul Haas and Sympho
June 16 and 17, 2012
Sympho’s latest immersive exploration and integration of sound and space is TOWER, a concert that places performers and audience on the double-helix interior staircases of Ann Hamilton’s stunning 80-foot-tall sculpture and arts venue in California, set amidst the picturesque vistas of the Sonoma wine country. The Oliver Ranch Foundation has commissioned Sympho to follow in the footsteps of luminaries Meridith Monk and the Kronos Quartet in creating a site-specific work to be performed in the 24-foot-diameter Tower, and the creations of this forward-thinking collaborative team will surprise and delight the ear and eye.
The event will feature newly commissioned music by composers Christopher Bono, Paul Haas, and Bora Yoon, played by Sympho and players from the Bay Area’s Classical Revolution under Haas’s direction. Stage Direction and Visual Design by Ruth Pongstaphone.
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