The Gardyloo! experience |

The Gardyloo! experience

Multisensory. Spontaneous. Out of the box.

And that’s only the beginning.

The Gardyloo! experience means invention, improvisation, myth-making, mischief, alchemy and hilarity – all showing up in colorful music, spoken word and film in an unusual show at the Off Center Stage.

These are the products of some local minds that simply are not like yours and mine. Could they possibly be from outer space?

Take for example Randy McKean’s “The King of Jazz” which reveals lost history of the elusive, legendary jazz saxophonist Lemuel Crook.

Imagine an improviser’s showdown, complete with ringside announcers, referees and the roar of the virtual and literal crowd.

Alto saxophone and clarinets enrich this part of the show.

Two of Ludi Hinrichs’ new works, “P In A Pickle Polka” and “Zombie Nation,” promise to thoroughly engage one’s senses.

Says Hinrichs in an e-mail, “I’ll be bringing in some songs and music of my passion, including exploring our real past, reflections on our very interesting present, within the context of blues, jazz, and those wondrous sounds I have gathered from Nature.”

Menlo Macfarlane and Mikail Graham in a collaboration entitled Two Minds Working combine film and live performance.

Imagine the two dressed in classic elegant evening wear complete with extraterrestrial halos while a talking jellyfish describes its love for humanity and the beauty precious nature of all animal life. Yes, in “Behind the Blue Door” they truly bend reality.

The work of these creatives uses instruments and voice mixed with computer realized sound paintings – doesn’t that sound cool!

If you think so too, make sure to go to the Sunday afternoon interactive show at which the artists will answer questions and tell you how they do what they do.

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