Performed in 2008 at High Zero Festival, Baltimore and in 2010 at the Fresh Produce Festival, DC
Musicians: Alessandro Bosetti – maestro, Tom Boram, Lucas Crane, John Berndt, Tetuzi Akiyama, Camal Zekri, Tony Buck, John Eaton.
Other Performers:Peter Blasser (chef and server), Miranda Bushey (chef and server), Max Eilbacher(server), Stephanie Barber (server), Jake Freeman (server), Dan Breen (server), Jorge Martins (maitre de), Melissa Flatley (chef and server).
This piece transforms the audience into creators and the creators into audience. All are involved in the live production of a sound score to which the High Zero musicians respond. Building the piece together, the audience and performers are co-dependent in this improvised composition of sound and activity. The audience orders a from a food menu which sets a series of sounds, actions/behaviors by servers and light. A moving, animated painting depicting the artist as Marie Antoinette is hung at one end of the room. Her subtle hand gestures hint at the fact that this grand event may be orchestrated.
The environment created offers a confusion of the social roles of artist, audience, performer, servant or actor within the narrative of events.