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Streaming on CP4U Thursday, October 8 – Sunday, October 18
Praised by The New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally perceived limits of classical music. Their newest multidisciplinary collaboration, Undertale LIVE, is an interactive adventure based on Toby Fox’s indie video game hit. With new music arrangements by Eric Roth with Chris Opperman, their performance features Fifth House Ensemble’s acoustic dectet performing the award-winning Undertale soundtrack on drum set and electronics informed by in-game visuals and audience-guided improvisations.
One of the most acclaimed video games of the past decade, solo developer Toby Fox’s indie hit Undertale has enchanted a fanbase of nearly 4 million players worldwide through its heartwarming story, quirky characters, and Fox’s own trailblazing musical score. Undertale introduces players to a secret world of monsters who were sealed underground long ago with an ingenious twist in perspective: players can resolve each encounter nonviolently, inviting us to empathize with those most different from ourselves.
Fifth House Ensemble
Melissa Ngan, flute
Grace Hong, oboe
Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet
Eric Heidbreder, bassoon
Parker Nelson, horn
Chuck Bontrager, violin
Sixto Franco, viola
Herine Coetzee Koschak, cello
Alex Goodin, bass
Katherine Petersen, piano
Emerson Hunton, percussion
Eric Roth, music director
Nate Horsfall, Video Production
Trevor Alan Gomes, In-Game Capture
Dan Visconti, Artistic Director
Alexandra Olsavsky, Director of Operations and Production
Sola Gbadebo, Programmer
Video by Grittani Creative
“UNDERTALE”® is a trademark of Royal Sciences, LLC, registered in the U.S. Musical compositions are © Royal Sciences, LLC and under license to Materia Collective, LLC, d/b/a Materia Collections (ASCAP), and are used with permission. All rights reserved.
BEST PRACTICES FOR REHEARSING REMOTELY (60 mins)
Monday, October 5 at 4PM (EST)
How can we explore remote collaboration as a feature, and not a bug? Members of Fifth House Ensemble share tools and processes for developing new creative work in rehearsal using online platforms, both for remote recording and remote live performance. As an extension of the best practices that are universal whether in person or remote, this workshop includes strategies for planning, rehearsal preparation and etiquette, remote collaboration tools (including hardware and software), and artistic process.
Open to Shenandoah University students. This workshop is relevant to performers, composers, ensembles or any combination, and will be of interest to students/faculty who are developing creative work remotely using online platforms for collaboration.
Audience Interests: Music Performance, Composition, Music Education, Music Therapy
Meeting ID: 835 1517 1111 | Passcode: 232750
DEEP LISTENING THROUGH MUSIC (60 minutes)
Wednesday, October 7 at 2PM (EST)
First pioneered by composer Pauline Oliveros after an inspiring trip to a cistern with a 40-second reverb near Seattle, Deep Listening is a practice with a number of community and education intersections motivated by the idea that making and experiencing music is everyone’s birthright. Through an array of activities including active listening walks, rhythmic machines, improvised text scores, and movement exercises, Deep Listening provides an astonishing array of tools for communal music-making. Strategies for guiding improvised compositions as well as designing musical experiences for participants of all backgrounds will be explored, as we experience how Deep Listening’s emphasis on mindfulness and play can transform people’s sense of agency and bring about new ways of relating to one’s environment.
Open to general audiences; no musical background necessary. Deep Listening work is excellent for mindfulness, centering, creativity and community-building in wide contexts. This workshop is relevant to music students and the general student body; and will be of interest to artists, students and educators who might want to use the practice in their own creative or community-focused work.
Audience Interests: Music Therapy, Music Education, Music/Theatre/Dance Performance
Meeting ID: 840 0631 3971 | Passcode: 040653
BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSIC & GAMING (60 minutes)
Wednesday, October 7 at 6PM (EST)
In 2016, Fifth House Ensemble teamed up with composer Austin Wintory to create the first fully interactive performance version of his Grammy-nominated score to Journey, responsive to live game play. The project was funded on Kickstarter, raising $52,505 from over 1,100 backers worldwide. In this workshop, we discuss the genesis of this project, which sits at the intersection of art, music and technology, as well as how to build community through an effective crowdfunding campaign.
Open to general audiences; no musical background necessary. This workshop is relevant to students who are interested in music, cross-disciplinary and gaming projects, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about how (and why) to structure and run a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Audience Interests: E-Sports, Composition, Music Performance
Meeting ID: 871 5680 3720 | Passcode: 669943
Open to Shenandoah Conservatory composition students only.
COMPOSER READINGS (Initial Feedback)
Monday, October 5 at 11AM (EST)
Meeting ID: 897 9518 5884 | Passcode: 540530
Friday, October 9 at 11AM (EST)
Meeting ID: 822 6654 9424 | Passcode: 923854
FINAL COMPOSITION SHARING SESSION
Friday, December 4 at 11AM (EST)
Meeting ID: 853 4515 8150 | Passcode: 309633
Photo by Karjaka Studios (Photo taken before February 2020)