In Boxher Kimberley and Jason are collaborating live to create a soundscape based on the progressions of her body’s effort. Microphones are attached to her heart and throat monitoring the fluctuations and minor vibrations. An apocalyptic creature emerges from a pile of waste, she is boxed in the remains of what humans have left her. How will she adapt and make use of her voice? Boxher is not moralistic nor didactic but shines a light on the urgency we must act with towards climate change.
Boxher was presented in March 2018 at Tangente Danse, (Montreal), with the help of a studio 303 technical residency. It was also presented during the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival on June 12th 2018 at La Sala Rossa (Montreal).
Performer: Kimberley de Jong
Sound: Jason Sharp
Lights: Karine Gauthier
Costume: Camille Thibeaut-Bédard
Outside Eye: Enora Rivière
Jason Sharp, a fixture of Montréal’s experimental/improv scene for many years, as a saxophonist exploring drone and durational music. Jason has recorded with Matana Roberts, Mt. Zion, and Sam Shalabi for Constellation Records and has recently put out his own album A Boat Upon Its Blood. He has shared the stage with Montreal improvisational artists such as Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, and Malcom Goldstein, as well as free jazz luminaries such as, Peter Brötzmann and Ken Vandermark. Jason is currently serving as president of the board of Innovations en Concert, an organization that promotes new music in Montreal. He studied composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and continues to write for film, dance, and installations.