How to Wake a Monster in 6 Easy Steps
1. DISCOVER A DORMANT BEAST
Lucky for us, Boston is home to the most famous there is: the Green Monster at Fenway Park.
2. JOIN A KILLER TEAM
A charismatic co-producer, dedicated festival founder, imaginative program director, handsome technical lead, wizard-like sound engineer, genius projection artist, along with some of Boston's best percussive, dance, media, and management talent. [Monster Ensemble: Ed Emerson, Joe Galeota, Yuriana Dow, Jonathan Hess, Reyna Herrera, Laura Jordan, Aaron Trant. Monster Acts: Shaw Pong Liu, [BABA], BLK BX, and Too Many Trombones. Choreographer: Yo-el Cassell. Costumes: Jay Calderin. Projection: SAMO. Stage Manager: Eleanor Regan]
3. CLIMB INTO THE BELLY
Don't be afraid, she won't bite - in fact she'll make a lot of sounds and welcome your presence!
4. SPEAK HER LANGUAGE
The monster is a complex being, discover what she has to say and relay it to a group of A+ composers that can make sense of it all. Check out the notation system and field recordings here [Waking the Monster composers: Kirsten Volness, Nate Tucker, Beau Kenyon, Shaun Cayabyab, Maria Finkelmeier, and Ryan Edwards]
5. TEST YOUR METHOD
Introduce the monster to the lights, computers, artistic minds, Roland gear, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, performers, choreographer, costume designer...and she'll embrace it all!