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