Wholly H2O & Ian Winters

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameWholly H2O
Address363 17th Street Suit 301
Oakland CA, 94612
United States
Fiscal AgentEarth Island Institute

Artist Ian Winters and the 12-member Lightbulb Ensemble are collaborating with Wholly H20, an Oakland-based organization dedicated to sustainable, localized water management in California, to create WATERSHED MOMENTS (working title). Over decades of experience – including his previous career as the executive director of the Northern California Land Trust — Ian Winters has challenged the boundaries of perception, environment, movement, and time-based media. In this project, he and his collaborators are creating a suite of new works that integrate live media, new music composition, and scientific data. During project development, teens and young adults will become data-gathering citizen scientists, whose findings are featured in the finished piece.

WATERSHED MOMENTS will explore the complex qualities and characteristics of water from physical, aesthetic, ecological, and social perspectives. Venues for the performances around the San Francisco Bay will range from an ecology education center in East Palo Alto to a 500’ maritime training vessel in Vallejo. The finished work will feature Winters’ live media guided by, interacting with, and expressing the data gathered by teens; new music by three composers from the Lightbulb Ensemble; and an ensemble of 12 composer-percussionists, playing on newly constructed and tuned instruments.

Grant Amount$40000
Project Dates10/10/16 - 06/30/18
Serving United States/California/Alameda/Oakland

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