1. Monster Metal Man

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    Monster Metal Man was conceived of by Maida Withers and choreographed and performed by Anthony Gongora. Monster Metal Man was included within the larger evening length work, MindFluctuations, which premiered March 19, 2015 at the Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC. The premise of the solo, Monster Metal Man, was to examine the theme of the monster within. David Page designed and sculpted the helmet for the solo, which added a great source of inspiration for the choreography. With the helmet on I felt as if I were being transported back in time to the Roman Empire and the Gladiator Games. The idea of the Gladiator, who was often times enslaved and trained to release his monster within for the purposes of entertainment, became the point of access for my psychological and metaphorical monster within. Using my memories of Ancient Roman art, I developed the physical postures and forms for my choreography. The motivation psychologically for the performance of this character sprang forth from the concept of being forced to fight. I considered the complex aspects of the internal conflict and division of self which would manifest under such circumstances. The monster within character that I developed is a divided self who is at once both enraged and pleading for release from his enslavement. The music was composed and played live for the performance by sound artist John Driscoll. Within the sound design you will hear my voice sampled through out the score. I vocalized a harsh and strained inverted scream, which John recorded and then sculpted into his beautifully textured and haunting soundscape. Tania Fraga, computer artist, São Paulo, Brazil, created the cyber world. Lighting design is by Izzy Einsidler.

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    • John Driscoll

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      Profile of Sonic Artist John Driscoll for SENNHEISER

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      • Yesterdays Garlands and Yesterday's Kisses_Reconstruction 2013 (15:00 segment)

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        A fifteen minute segment was reconstructed at GW and performed on DanceWorks November 14, 15, 16, 2013 in Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Washington, DC. Choreographer/Director: Maida Withers Music: John Driscoll (live) with Maxwell Deem, vocals Costumes: Reema Al-Bawardy Lighting Design: Felipe Oyarzun Dancers: Ian Ceccarelli, Nicole Colameta, Cat McCormack (chair duet), Rebecca Melvin, Ben Sanders (chair duet) Videographer: Ludovic Jolivet Originally choreographed by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company founding members with music by John Driscoll and performed for the first time in 1974 in Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. Much of the original work was improvised around specific melodramatic choreographed gestures presented in a dadaistic manner. John Driscoll, music director for the Company from 1974 to 1981, is performing again for the first time in Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre in 30 years. GW students will perform this excerpt as part of the 2014-15 MWDCCo 40th anniversary season.

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        • Jenny Morgan: How to Find A Ghost, Short Version

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          Watch Full Version at: https://vimeo.com/75741818, Film by Emily V Driscoll www.DriscollBabcock.com DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES presents Jenny Morgan: How To Find A Ghost, Jenny Morgan’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. In this new body of work, Morgan pushes her transcendent figurative paintings to a larger scale, the pure magnitude of which amplifies the psychological intimacy of her work. Despite the immediacy of her figures, Morgan’s deep insights into her subjects emerge slowly over time; their blurred features, sanded outlines, and unique coloration push her portraits toward a revelatory abstraction. Morgan’s genre of realism is entirely her own. Technically intricate but experimental, ostensible yet mysterious, she obscures the physical to illuminate the spiritual. This constant search to reveal and express the spiritual is Morgan’s ongoing struggle—to express what she feels and knows, but can’t see. Morgan’s exhibition both acknowledges and offers tools for recognizing the invisible lives reflected within and around us.

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          • Jenny Morgan: How to Find A Ghost, Full Version

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            www.DriscollBabcock.com DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES presents Jenny Morgan: How To Find A Ghost, Jenny Morgan’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. In this new body of work, Morgan pushes her transcendent figurative paintings to a larger scale, the pure magnitude of which amplifies the psychological intimacy of her work. Despite the immediacy of her figures, Morgan’s deep insights into her subjects emerge slowly over time; their blurred features, sanded outlines, and unique coloration push her portraits toward a revelatory abstraction. Morgan’s genre of realism is entirely her own. Technically intricate but experimental, ostensible yet mysterious, she obscures the physical to illuminate the spiritual. This constant search to reveal and express the spiritual is Morgan’s ongoing struggle—to express what she feels and knows, but can’t see. Morgan’s exhibition both acknowledges and offers tools for recognizing the invisible lives reflected within and around us. Film by Emily V Driscoll

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            • Yesterday's Garlands and Yesterday's Kisses (1974-5) Rehearsal VHS footage.

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              Maida Withers Dance Construction Company came together as a group in 1974, applied for Federal 501-C-3 tax exempt status in 1975 and received that status in 1976. This dance (18 min), created in 1975 by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, is built on unconventional ideas such as undressing on stage on a stool while thinking about other things (intended to break the sexual aspect of undressing) along with stereotypical emotional gestures of silent theatre and melodrama (wringing hands, hands pounding the heart, wiping the forehead, biting nails, etc). Each dancer has a very small solo that is accompanied by the group. Dancers have choices as to what they do during some of the solos. John Driscoll provided the sound/music with found objects and nonsensical sounds of a plastic tube whirring, a collapsable toy cow that moos, and some electronics. This came from a period of artists leaving the tradition of modern dance and creating a new world of movement and choices by dancers during the performance. Concept by Maida Withers; dancers/choreographers include Brook Andrews, John Bailey, JoAnne Sellars, Liz Lerman and Maida Withers.

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              • Driscoll Babcock Galleries: William Zorach's 'Young Woman'

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                www.DriscollBabcock.com John Driscoll and Tess Schwab of Driscoll Babcock Galleries discuss William Zorach's sculpture of Young Woman. Find out Marilyn Monroe's connection to the work! Video by Emily Driscoll, Director of Photography: Stavros Basis.

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                • Robert L. Pepper (PAS) presents: (CIE) Composers Inside Electronics at Spectrum Part 1

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                  Robert L. Pepper (PAS) presents: (CIE) Composers Inside Electronics at Spectrum, New York, NY, June 15, 2013 (CIE) Composers Inside Electronics - John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Robert L. Pepper, and Matt Wellins COMPOSERS INSIDE ELECTRONICS (CIE) is a group of composer/performers dedicated to the composition and live collaborative performance of electronic and electro-acoustic music using both software and circuitry designed and constructed by individual composers. CIE members also create interactive sound installations. The group was formed in 1973 with David Tudor and is known for its pioneering use of original live electronics for both performance and installations, including David Tudor’s Rainforest project. The current members include founders John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein along with Tom Hamilton, Matt Rogalsky, and Doug Van Nort, and include guest performers. An ongoing commitment to collaborative performance of new individual and group works is central to CIE’s evolution. The group’s work includes the use of: custom-built software instruments, resonant sculptural instruments, rotating and focused loudspeaker systems and ultrasonic instruments with an emphasis on creating a rich sonic architecture. Numerous works utilize the resonant character of the performance spaces as instruments. The group specializes in performances and installations that focus on the integration of theatrical and musical elements. CIE is currently offering a range of performance works as well as short and long-term sound installations. For further information: http://www.cieweb.net/cie

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                  • Robert L. Pepper (PAS) presents: (CIE) Composers Inside Electronics at Spectrum Part 2

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                    Robert L. Pepper (PAS) presents: (CIE) Composers Inside Electronics at Spectrum, New York, NY, June 15, 2013 (CIE) Composers Inside Electronics - John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Robert L. Pepper, and Matt Wellins COMPOSERS INSIDE ELECTRONICS (CIE) is a group of composer/performers dedicated to the composition and live collaborative performance of electronic and electro-acoustic music using both software and circuitry designed and constructed by individual composers. CIE members also create interactive sound installations. The group was formed in 1973 with David Tudor and is known for its pioneering use of original live electronics for both performance and installations, including David Tudor’s Rainforest project. The current members include founders John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein along with Tom Hamilton, Matt Rogalsky, and Doug Van Nort, and include guest performers. An ongoing commitment to collaborative performance of new individual and group works is central to CIE’s evolution. The group’s work includes the use of: custom-built software instruments, resonant sculptural instruments, rotating and focused loudspeaker systems and ultrasonic instruments with an emphasis on creating a rich sonic architecture. Numerous works utilize the resonant character of the performance spaces as instruments. The group specializes in performances and installations that focus on the integration of theatrical and musical elements. CIE is currently offering a range of performance works as well as short and long-term sound installations. For further information: http://www.cieweb.net/cie

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                    • Robert L. Pepper (PAS) presents: (CIE) Composers Inside Electronics at Spectrum Part 3

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                      Robert L. Pepper (PAS) presents: (CIE) Composers Inside Electronics at Spectrum, New York, NY, June 15, 2013 (CIE) Composers Inside Electronics - John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Robert L. Pepper, and Matt Wellins COMPOSERS INSIDE ELECTRONICS (CIE) is a group of composer/performers dedicated to the composition and live collaborative performance of electronic and electro-acoustic music using both software and circuitry designed and constructed by individual composers. CIE members also create interactive sound installations. The group was formed in 1973 with David Tudor and is known for its pioneering use of original live electronics for both performance and installations, including David Tudor’s Rainforest project. The current members include founders John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein along with Tom Hamilton, Matt Rogalsky, and Doug Van Nort, and include guest performers. An ongoing commitment to collaborative performance of new individual and group works is central to CIE’s evolution. The group’s work includes the use of: custom-built software instruments, resonant sculptural instruments, rotating and focused loudspeaker systems and ultrasonic instruments with an emphasis on creating a rich sonic architecture. Numerous works utilize the resonant character of the performance spaces as instruments. The group specializes in performances and installations that focus on the integration of theatrical and musical elements. CIE is currently offering a range of performance works as well as short and long-term sound installations. For further information: http://www.cieweb.net/cie

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