"Wanting" An Improvised Opera performed with Maksim Velichkin at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles. Excerpts from Youkali by Kurt Weill, Soleil, fuis de ces lieux by Rameau and Se Pieta by Handel.
"The satisfaction of wanting, the surrender, the power of it taking control of your mind and guiding you through the flow of time with a singular focus. Complete obedience to the present moment because now is when I don't have what I want and I can define myself with all that lack, all that emptiness—I conform to it and gather emotional filigree until I have a garden full of crying fountains, wanting, wanting, wanting. I became a virtuoso. "
"Theodora", an improvisation created using Handel's "In darkness deep as is my woe" from Theodora. Performed at Paloma Studio in Los Angeles with Maksim Velichkin at the piano.
"With darkness deep, as is my woe,
Hide me, ye shades of night;
Your thickest veil around me throw,
Conceal'd from human sight.
Or come thou, death, thy victim save,
Kindly embosom'd in the grave." Thomas Morell
“The Central Mountain and The Central Mountain is Everywhere” is an ongoing body of collaborative performance sculptures which stem from a mystical vision of Universal Subjectivity. “Central Mountain Eleven” is the 11th staging of this ongoing series performed at Mimoda Studio in Los Angeles with sculptor/musician Conrad Freiburg
"What I say to you is never what I say to you but something else instead". An improvised opera performed with pianist/cellist Maksim Velichkin at Basic Flowers in Los Angeles. Excerpts from "Ah, Mio Cor" and "Piangero la Sorte Mia" by George Friderich Handel and Agua Viva by Clarise Lispector.
"Let me tell you: I am trying to seize the fourth dimension of this instant-now so fleeting that it's already gone because it's already become a new instant in which it is. I want to grab hold of the is of the thing. These instants passing through the air I breathe: in fireworks they explode silently in space."
Amarilli Mia Bella, as reimagined by Roksana Zeinapur, Maksim Velichkin and Liza Barskaya. Performed at Mimoda Studio.