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Jam in the Dark

Live performance, 2008 - present

Documentation by Anslem Herelle

        JAM IN THE DARK is a performance that abandons the visual sense in order to explore

           enhanced dynamics of auditory and somatosensory systems by housing a variety of

           musicians (each possessing and communicating with different instruments) in a visual

           abyss where hearing and feeling become the focus.


     •     The skill level of the musician does not matter (to a degree).


         The level of group-based experience the musician possess does not matter (to a

           degree).


         The look of the performer/s or viewer/s doesn’t matter.


         The first person experience of JAM IN THE DARK transcends that of the third person

           (i.e. archived footage). Like a one-time-only encounter, the vibes that are shared (from

           the musicians) received, (from the attendees) and visa versa will always differ

           rendering no performance the same since everything is improvised.



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