It was a real pleasure being involved with this group of collaborators. Live from a Bush of Ghosts is an interdisciplinary ghost story for the digital age. With music inspired by Brian Eno and David Byrne’s seminal recording My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, the show delves into the fallout of our electronic culture. Electronic band No Luck Club performs along with live video mixes by Candelario Andrade. Dancer/actor Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg creates multiple roles to bring alive a ghost-world that is a physical, visual, sonic feast for the senses. Live From a Bush of Ghosts was seen first in a workshop format at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s popular FUSE program and then at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
Photography by Chris Randle
Live From a Bush of Ghosts features many of the cool and innovative trappings of popular culture.
—Colin Thomas The Georgia Straight
Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver) similarly strokes audiences with bursts of video and sound, but encapsulate flesh-versus-electronics tensions within short narrative dances. Live from a Bush of Ghosts was co-created by writer Tim Carlson, director Richard Wolfe, the two DJs in No Luck Club, video artist Candelario Andrade and dancer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg.
Meg Walker – Realtime Arts
The result was an abstract and unique mixed media collage—a mesmerizing assault on the senses from start to finish. It’s hard to encapsulate all the details of the piece in one go, but the production brought together the same spirit of innovation that Eno and Byrne invoked on their album. Creative and Production Personnel
Jordi Yow – Discorder Magazine
Directed by Richard Wolfe
Co-creators: Tim Carlson, Richard Wolfe, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, No Luck Club, Candelario Andrade
Performers: Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, No Luck Club, Candelario Andrade
Set Design: Andreas Kahre
Lighting Design: Jeff Harrison
Stage manager: Dani Fecko
Assistant director / Assistant stage manager: Quinn Harris