Friday, March 9, 2012

BOULEVARD YOGA presents meditation and chanting 12-2 pm at the closing of High Seas Low Planes! Saturday, March 10th!

The basic information would be: Boulevard Yoga presents Chanting & Meditation (Saturday March 10 from Noon-2pm) Enjoy chanting mantras in sanskrit and quiet meditation. Please bring a cushion or blanket to sit on. No experience necessary, open to all! For more information visit Email-

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

RAT tonight! with PAUL RUDY 6-9 PM High Seas, Low Planes @ la esquina

The Radical Art Technology (RAT) Ensemble (Paul Rudy, director) is a spontaneous community music making experience. Positioned throughout the space, the RAT Ensemble will interact with Ari’s installation by collectively improvising music. As much a group meditation as a performance, RAT hopes to extend the relaxing and contemplative effects of Ari’s work, and invites participants to join in the experience and exercise sonic imagination. Paul Rudy, Composer Farming Harmony Blog: 2012 CDs Available for download at iTunes

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Take a tour of High Seas, Low Planes brought to you by Charlotte Street

High Seas, Low Planes @ La Esquina from Charlotte Street Foundation on Vimeo.

PAUL RUDY + HEIDI SVOBODA neptune's homecoming performed at High Seas, Low Planes February 21st, 2012

EXHIBIT SWAY: AFFECTED by Stayce Camparo performing March 5, 1-5 pm and final performance at 7 to 8 pm at High Seas, Low Planes!

Exhibit Sway will be reacting to Ari Fish's installation "High Seas, Low Planes" March 5th. Stop by and witness dancers of the Kansas City Ballet respond to the environment in a rehearsal process from 1-5. A performance at 7 will showcase just how the environment affects expression and the creative process. Stay for a short Q&A following the performance

SWALK: a conversation with JULIA COLE MARCH 3rd, 11 am at High Seas, Low Planes @la Esquina KCMO

Maurizio Cattelan, A Perfect Day, 1999 SWALK ( was created to facilitate deep, intelligent, public conversations in and around Kansas City. The premise of SWALK is that engaging with others in continuing conversation is the foundation of a civil society, because this commitment demonstrates the most caring, co-creative capacities of humankind. Talking together, sharing opinions, listening, and discussing provocative, sometimes difficult ideas, are all ways to constantly grow as an individual – but they seem also to be essential practices for shaping a sustainable common future, in which our public relationships reflect the love we more easily feel for family and friends. The proposed topic for this discussion is “agency or being?”. This gathering will take advantage of the welcoming space created in High Seas Low Planes to think about ways of responding to and initiating change. Please connect with this invitation via the SWALK blog, and if you have suggestions for short readings on either of these “positions” please submit them there. The final reading choices, if any, will be sent out to all participants in mid February, to leave time for completing the reading before the gathering on March 3. There are strong arguments to be made for actively engaging in creative change, for imagining new futures and then leading or participating in large-scale actions to make these ideas take form as quickly and gracefully as possible. Does this commitment include resisting change as well, if this runs counter to one’s vision? How do we derive the moral certainty required to persist in the face of resistance? Is the passion of an “opponent” in a struggle for change of any value? Does the struggle itself engender more resistance and slow the process of change? In contrast, might there be persuasive value in a more responsive, local pattern of life, that relies on setting an example, modeling magnetic alternatives, practicing a peaceful attention to changing conditions and adopting adaptive personal strategies? Is resisting change futile? Is it better to deflect force or resistance by yielding to it and transforming the energy into something new? Is this a practical strategy for a contemporary world deep in many troubles? Is there time for depth any more? Might these ways of being interact, and provide a vital alternative to apathy or obedience? If so, what might such a hybrid look like in a model of personal and collective decision-making or governance? Please bring your thoughts and experiences, and let’s talk together!

RADICAL ART TECHNOLOGY (RAT) ENSEMBLE MARCH 1st, 6 pm at High Seas, Low Planes!!

The Radical Art Technology (RAT) Ensemble (Paul Rudy, director) is a spontaneous community music making experience. Positioned throughout the space, the RAT Ensemble will interact with Ari Fish’s installation by collectively improvising music. As much a group meditation as a performance, RAT hopes to extend the relaxing and contemplative effects of Ari Fish
’s work, and invites participants to join in the experience and exercise sonic imagination. Paul Rudy, Composer Farming Harmony Blog: 2012 CDs Available for download at iTunes

Monday, February 20, 2012

Paul Rudy + Heidi Svoboda music collaboration integration

COME HEAR AND SEE PAUL RUDY AND HEIDI SVOBODA FEBRUARY 21ST TUESDAY EVENING FROM 6-9 PM: Paul Rudy has composed for orchestra, chamber music, electroacoustic, site-specific sound installations and sonic journeying, using sounds he has gathered spanning the globe. He is a Rome Prize (2010), Guggenheim (2008), Fulbright (1997) and Wurlitzer Foundation (2007 and 2009) Fellow. He teaches at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Recordings of his acclaimed “2012 Stories,” an ongoing CD series of exploratory sound journeys, are available on iTunes and at Heidi Svoboda is a gong artist based in Taos, New Mexico. She has studied The Way of the Gong with gong master Don Conreaux and sound healing with harmonics pioneer Jonathan Goldman. She is a licensed massage therapist and medical Qi gong practitioner. Svoboda has been practicing healing arts for 15 years.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

High Seas, Low Planes is pleased to present: Performing Meditation: Urban Synthetic February 18, 2012 from 4 to 6 pm Instructed by Carmen Moreno Performing meditation can be difficult with the sounds of a city. Our busy lives don’t always allow us a drive to the country or a beam out of the universe, so it is often that we come together to conjure a peaceful place. Join us for “Urban Synthetic”, a mediation that will take you into a cultivated adventure filled with laser lights, song, dance, exotic fragrances, surprises and refreshments. Ages : 12 and up


Take a video tour of High Seas, Low Planes by Ari Fish!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LOVE: tonight! Valentines Celebration of love and light and sound. Come join in meditation, concentration, voice, and movement. A love meditation and a holy love mediation. Join the temporary temple in celebration of all love in deep collective meditation and relaxation. All ages are welcome (CHILD FRIENDLY!)to view a special performance by Kianna Alarid Cameron and installation by Ari Fish centered on the idea of universal and transcendental love. Live music, live performance. a $5 donation

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Artist Ari Fish has received the ArtsKC Inspiration Grant for High Seas, Low Planes

Funding for High Seas, Low Planes has been partially provided by the ArtsKc Inspiration Grant ( Because of ArtsKc's generosity, funding for seating for the multi-media installation has been provided:

"Ari Fish: ($500)
“High Seas, Low Planes” is an ambitious interactive multi-media installation planned for La Esquina by fiber and performance artist Ari Fish.
Hardware and equipment for mobile viewing platforms to create a multi-sensory experience for the audience will be paid for with the Inspiration funding." -from ArtsKc's website.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: a listing of things to consider when reserving HIgh Seas, Low Planes


+ Anyone may reserve use of the temple by e-mailing 3 days in advance of the intended date of use. Email your contact information, a brief description of the activity you will be conducting in the space, and any other relevant information.

+ For activities occurring during regular open hours (Friday, Saturday, and Sundays 12-6), the temple will remain open to the general public and accessible to all

+ All individuals entering and using the space do so at their own risk, and are exclusively responsible for their own safety in the space. All individuals will be required to sign a waiver prior to entering the space, indemnifying all other parties of liability for their activities in the space

+ For any activities involving sound other than the sound that is already part of the installation, you are responsible for providing your own sound equipment

+ The video components of the installation cannot be removed, nor can they be replaced by someone else's video for an activity or performance. The sound components of the installation may be turned down or off as desired

+ The custom seating included in the installation accommodates 28 people. This seating comprises of 20 mobile chair units on wheels and 2 large platform seating boulders. The chairs on wheels may be moved but the boulders must remain where they sit

+ You may use this seating and/or encourage your participants, students, etc. to bring a yoga mat or something else that is comfortable to sit on

+The installation space accommodates approximately 35 people at a time in a participatory, class-like atmosphere, and 50 in an observation atmosphere, where people sit or stand side by side

+no fire, burning of incense or herbs, or heavy oils are permitted in the installation area and/or anywhere within la Esquina out of respect and consideration for the curtains and the hanging sculpture

+this is a not-for-profit installation. No person or group conducting activities in High Seas Low Planes shall profit from their use of the space

+all proceeds from a class, sermon, performance, etc. shall be donated to a charity/non-profit designated by the party using the space at the time that it reserves us of the space. When reserving the space, remember to include information on the charity selected

+during regular gallery hours of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-6pm, the space must remain free and open to the public, such that any charge for activities during those times must be voluntary

+if collecting donations for an activity of performance, it is strongly encouraged to advertise the charity benefitting from the event beforehand

+your event will be advertised on the HighSeasLowPlanes blog and through other channels as appropriate,

but you are strongly encouraged to promote it creatively by all means possible

CALENDAR: Below is the open calendar to sign up for events and keep updated on newly scheduled events at High Seas, Low Planes

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Considerations for your reservation of High Seas, Low Planes Installation at La Esquina through Charlotte Street

To reserve the temporary temple, please e-mail 3 days in advance with your reservation information. We will confirm your reservation and post it on the calendar. Make sure to check back here to confirm that all info is correct. Not only will it be listed on the calendar below, but a brief post will be posted the week of the event reservation to inform patrons and congregants of the details. Anyone and everyone that follows the blog will receive notice of new events.

***Please note the times and days available to reserve***
Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12-6 pm, if you wish to reserve another time than what is allotted, please e-mail a week in advance so that we may prepare the proper supervision and needs of the event.