I composed and performed Fragments for the Space Between
, a vocal structure with a stereo fixed media field recording, and metal/can resonators for Debra Loewen's interdisciplinary production In the Space Between
, with her Wild Space Dance
Company, September 15-17, 2011. Duration 90'
Reviews for In the Space Between
"Wherever you are, be sure to follow the ethereal singing of Amanda Schoofs, crystalline tones that cut through the spaces white noise, but also occasionally drop into a gut-bucket, field-holler growl.Toward the end of the dance, Schoofs and Laura Murphy perform a duet in front of the screens, the two urging each other on like two jazz masters in a cutting session." Paul Kosidowski (Milwaukee Magazine)
"The audio design was superb. I followed the sound of metal cans on strings dragged across the cobbles by dancers, and enthusiastically pursued the brilliant wordless vocalizing of Amanda Schoofs. The main room featured a recording of the site's true ambient sounds, including trains passing to and from the station outside. Listening to a recorded train, I entered the courtyard, into the identical sound occurring live a magical disorientation." John Schneider (Shepherd Express Milwaukee)
Photo by Matt Swenke