Sound Study

180131_soakingWet_Jody_Sperling_003Sound Study is a playful collaboration between choreographer/dancer Jody Sperling and composer/cellist N. Scott Johnson. The two began the project during an Impact Artist Residency sponsored by Human Impacts Institute in fall 2017 and have continued to develop it throughout 2018. The work investigates the atmospheric vibrations of the performance space

Sperling reformulates her Loie Fuller “apparatus” as a sonic instrument to shape rhythms of whipping wind. Johnson deconstructs the cello’s capabilities, exploring its percussive qualities and breath-like dimensions to play off of Sperling’s sounds and movements.