At The Point Where The Rivers Crossed, We Drew Our Knives
photo by Natalia Perez

ABOUT THE GRANT


ABOUT THE PROJECT

Raven Chacon and The Living Earth Show will enact an opera depicting the urgent but stealthily approaching crisis of water shortage which will burden the region spanning from California to the Navajo deserts. Using The Living Earth Show’s battery of effected guitars and mixed percussion, in addition to amplified antlers, tape reels, and water as a dynamic percussion instrument, Chacon will synthesize electro-acoustic noises, traditional Navajo music, field recordings, and extended classical chamber music techniques. The opera will be presented in a venue completely flooded with water, which will itself be struck and manipulated by percussionist Andy Meyerson.


LEAD ARTISTS

Raven Chacon
The Living Earth Show