John King and Brandon Collwes: Sonic Gathering United

Thursday, June 3, 2021. 8:00 pm

Roulette’s Spring 2021 Season will be live streamed from our stage and archived on our website. Watch the video of this performance below.

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John King and Brandon Collwes: Sonic Gathering United

Thursday, June 3, 2021. 8:00 pm

Since April 1st 2020, composer John King and choreographer Brandon Collwes have collaborated on weekly remote performances in quarantine. This evening marks the in-person extension of all that work.

Brandon Collwes, choreographer/dancer
John King, composer/guitarist

Brandon Collwes is a dancer/choreographer. He joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in January 2006 where he danced up until the close of the Company in 2011 in the finale Legacy World Tour. He is currently a dancer and rehearsal assistant of the Liz Gerring Dance Company, performs for Sally Slivers and Dancers, makes his own choreography and continues to teach and stage Cunningham pieces for the Merce Cunningham Trust. Since April 2020 he has danced and choreographed for “Sonic Gathering” with composer John King, a weekly live unedited performance event which has a rotating cast of dancers and musicians on zoom. He is also an abstract painter.

John King is a freelance composer/violist/guitarist/sound artist making work within remote performance platforms since March 2020. Rather than seeing this as a limitation, it has become for him a great source of inspiration and has led to many new approaches to live musical creativity, practice and collaboration. Each week new music 30min in duration is created and its time is organized using unique and independent methods, intersecting with the choreography in unknown chance-determined ways.