Mythosystole was composed in Austin, Texas (1995) for a collaborative production with director Shannon Bradford. Mythosystole is the pattern of basic values and attitudes of a people transmitted through the regular rhythmic contraction of the heart. The title is a combination of two words: mythos, the pattern of basic values and attitudes of a people, and systole, the regular rhythmic contraction of the heart. Composed in Austin, Texas (1995) for a collaboration with director Shannon Bradford. The work combines music, movement, acting, dance, lighting, and text to illuminate the importance of human expression, communication, and interaction. There is a basic story and characters to which viewers can relate, but there is also an open quality about the work which allows each audience member to make his/her own conclusions about the piece. Text for mythosystole was selected from The Waves by Virginia Woolf.
Mar 29, 1996