Healing Soundboxes: A Series of Aquifers

 

Created & Performed by STARR BUSBY & JAMES ALLISTER SPRANG
Curated by Vision Resident STARR BUSBY
Mix & Mastering Engineer BRENDAN MCGEEHAN
Special Thanks to MOOG MUSIC

 

Originally Premiered April 5 – 26, 2021
Estimated Run Time: 10 minutes per stream

 

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

STARR BUSBY (Performer, Vision Resident)  is an experimental artist who sings, acts, composes, educates and is dedicated to the liberation of All people. You may have seen Starr playing solo shows with their loop station, Francis, or fronting Brooklyn-based experimental soul band People’s Champs (peopleschamps.com). Starr has also supported artists such as The Gorillaz, Esperanza Spalding, X Ambassadors, Kimbra and Alice Smith. Selected appearances include: Moby Dick (American Repertory Theatre; Starbuck); Octet (Signature Theatre; Paula – Drama Desk Award Winner); where love lies fallow (The Shed; Nia 1); Apollo Cafe Live: Soul Cypher; #BlackGirlMagic Show (Jack; composer/performer); Mikrokosmos (Steirischer Herbst, Graz and Nottingham Contemporary); The Girl with the Incredible Feeling (Spoleto Festival di Mondi) as well as various concerts. Starr also enjoys working as an arts educator through organizations such as Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project and Long Island University’s Post Theatre Company where they are a member of the voice faculty. She is looking forward to continuing the development of (pray) with nicHi douglas and JJJJJerome Ellis at Ars Nova. Their music is available via Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Music. 

JAMES ALLISTER SPRANG’s work exists in gallery spaces, theater spaces and the space generally found between the ears. He tells stories informed by black radical and experimental traditions. For the past fifteen years, James has sustained a multidisciplinary practice with the understanding that storytelling is at the foundation of all disciplines. Sprang has built relationships with communities and audiences across experimental theater, sound art, photography, performance art, poetry and spoken word. Sprang’s multidisciplinary practice cuts through segregated stories, timelines, archives and imaginations. Sprang has completed several residencies both domestically and internationally. He has also shown/performed at institutions such as The Public Theater, Baryshnikov Art Center, Vox Populi, Abrons Arts Center, The Apollo Theater, The Brooklyn Museum, Knockdown Center, Pioneer Works, Painted Bride Art Center and The Kitchen.

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ABOUT THE VISION RESIDENCY

Designed to create more equitable and power-sharing curatorial practices, Ars Nova’s new Vision Residency invites seven artist-curators to create, develop and present their own work and work by artists they are inspired by or wish to amplify. Healing Soundboxes: A Series of Aquifers is curated by Vision Resident Starr Busby. Learn more about Starr and her vision HERE. 

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