Garden Paths is a performance piece for vocalists composed for the grounds of the Honolulu Museum. In each of five outdoor courtyards of the museum, a solitary figure stands and recites a detailed description of a sculpture from the museum’s collection.  The performers address the object in the second person, the ‘you’ form, as if in intimate conversation with an absent partner. Gradually each performer leaves her courtyard and walks into the museum’s central entry court, drawing the audience with them. All the performers join in the central courtyard, where their voices mix and harmonize, combining into a single mobile-like work of sound.

Garden Paths

performance for five vocalists

video excerpt

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