During the week’s workshop, a selected group of the Different Skies 2007 participants:
Front row (left to right):
John Rossi III, Tim Thompson, Rus Foster and Tim Walters.
Brian Good, Otso Pakarinen, Mike Metlay, Bill Fox and Giles Reaves.
Ivan Schwartz, Doug Wellington, Allen Goodman, Joe McMahon, Jeff Kunzelman, Christopher Short, Jim Combs, David Herpich, Darrell Burgan, John DuVal and Paul Vnuk, Jr.
During the six days prior to the show, the group put together 25 individual pieces for the Saturday night public performance.
This diverse group of highly talented musicians from all over the United States, and as far away as Finland, achieved the exceptional cohesiveness of like-minded individuals on a passionately shared quest.
This culminated in a dynamic and mesmerizing performance to a very enthusiastic audience. The program was at times highly energetic and playful, and at others ethereal and contemplative.
The performance was accompanied by a sophisticated graphic display above the stage, synchronised to the music, designed and actualized by Tim Thompson. It was altogether an ‘awesome’ production of the combined elements.
Congratulations and ‘Thank you’ to organizer Mike Metlay for bringing this wonderful event together at Arcosanti.
Different Skies 2008 is scheduled for September 20.