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Live Stage: Dirk Adams at Franklin Park [us Boston]

131.jpgMouth of a Story by Dirk Adams – A new interactive sound performance by Dirk Adams :: September 6 – 14 at Boston’s Franklin Park :: 10 am-2:00 p.m. :: reserve a time slot by email : mouth [at] testperformance.org.

Mouth of a Story explores subjects of history, place, memory, and language through a series of seven intertwined audio walks. Mouth of a Story will take place at the site of the old bear cages where voluntary participants become live performers guided by sound. Seven participants at a time are guided around the space via audio on headphones. Each of the seven audio works is unique and intertwines: instructions for navigating the space, storytelling, music, and ambient sound. For other observers around the location, the seven participants play out a performance whose actions and interactions are choreographed by the audio recordings but interpreted by the participants, creating a unique performance with each new set of participants. Anyone can participate; everyone can watch.

Mouth of a Story is open to the public on September 6th and 7th and 13th and 14th 2008 between the hours of 10am and 2pm. All are encouraged to participate by reserving a time slot via email at: mouth@testperformance.org. One cycle of the piece will last approximately twelve minutes and will then repeat with a new set of participants. Like short stories in a collection or songs on an album, the seven audio adventures accumulate into the full concept of Mouth of a Story.

Please visit www.mouthofastory.com for complete details, including directions and parking. Visit. Explore. Participate.

Mouth of a Story is made possible by a generous grant from the LEF Foundation. Special thanks to Mobius, the Franklin Park Coalition, and the Boston Parks Department.


Aug 11, 2008
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