Dean Rosenthal’s Stones/Water/Time/Breath

Dean Rosenthal’s Stones/Water/Time/Breath is experimental music in which a participant or participants choose any body of water and perform a set of actions designed to create a musical performance. It was born from an impromptu performance by the composer in May 2012 on Martha’s Vineyard that was later written down as a set of performance steps that can be performed by everyone. 

What is the music? In performance, participants, with or without musical training, are invited to explore and inhabit listening spaces that include sound, silence, and the environment. In solo performances these spaces are evident; in group or ensemble performances, community becomes a feature of the expressive activity. One feature of this work as experimental music is the hope to leave behind the rarified performance practice that can sometimes occur; here the intention is to reach all and extend community.

Time: 6:15 PM meet in parking lot at Lambert’s Cove Beach

Info: (see quote above) Instructions on how to perform will be provided.
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Since 2012, Stones/Water/Time/Breath has been given over 50 performances in a wide variety of locales internationally, taught in universities, been the subject of a multimedia installation in Poland, and published with video performances of Stones/Water/Time/Breath and commentary in online publications in France and Canada.