© Kate Russell 2019
© Marc Romanelli 2016
she is patient or panning for gold (voice-theater solo. 2020.)
This short vocal composition, is part of a group project called Aikphrasis by artist Holly Grimm and her AI curation partner.
Operatic Services: Messages of Hope and Longing (Andy DuCett, 2019-20.)
Creation of short unaccompanied operatic recordings using text submitted to Operatic Services during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Tara & Rhonda Show (With Rhonda Taylor, saxophones. 2017-19.)
A sonic improvisation show where Rhonda and I perform anti-competitive, structured improvisations from open scores we write for each other. The project explores long-distance collaborations, serious structures for ridiculous improvisations, framing abstract content with current events and personal anecdotes, and theatrical presence in concert music
the middle of the (solo project. in progress.)
A solo project, setting theatrical poems (often by playwrights) for solo voice. First set of poems written by Kimberly Belflower.
Dr. Diago Dragon (a children's operetta. 2018.)
A 15-minute operetta for the Santa Fe Opera's outreach program in collaboration with director Charles Gamble and a class of third graders in Española, New Mexico.
Meow Wolf Sound Design Team (exhibition soundscape. 2016.)
Creation of vocals for the immersive soundscape and resulting albums of Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, NM.
Folksongs and Improvisations (with pianist/composer Zsofi Perzsanyi)
GEISELOPER (documentary opera with audience participation. Summer 2021.)
Geiseloper (Hostage-opera) is a one act chamber opera for five singer-performers and acting musicians (Black Page Orchestra) including sensor based live electronics. The piece is created by Vienna-based Hungarian composer Samu Gryllus.
Accordion & Voice (with Timo Kinnunen, accordion. Fall 2021.)
A voice & accordion project with the Finnish improvisor.
Flute & Voice (with Jesse Tatum, flutes. 2019.)
A voice & flute duo project!
theatre (opera, circus, theatre)
...as composer/musical director
Addressless: A Walk in Our Shoes (theatrical game. 2022)
An interactive theatrical game in which audiences encounter firsthand the complex challenges of homelessness. The New York production at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre is based on an original concept by the Budapest-based theater collective, STEREO AKT. Directed by Martin Boross.
Colony (theatrical walking tour. 2021)
STEREO AKT's theatrical documentary walking tour, where participants are led through an old cigarette factory by a miniature tragic chorus, which amplifies two radically different migration stories with musical and theatrical tools. Directed by Martin Boross.
Circus Luminous 2019: Chaos Expo (circus. 2019.)
Leading of a creative process where 4 composers / song writers co-created a flexible score for an evening-length circus performance.
PIE (theatre. 2017.)
Direction & voice coachings for an evening-length absurdist comedy by Theater Grottesco where 4 performers use madrigal singing and conducted improvisation techniques to create the sonic landscape of the piece. Sound created in conjunction with live sampling and compositions by J.A. Deane.
CircAspire 2016: Circus of Lost Dreams (circus. 2016.)
Sound design & found object percussion score for amateur musicians. Directed by Apollo Garcia for Wise Fool NM.
Eight Songs for a Mad King (chamber opera. 2019.)
Circus Luminous: Chaos Expo (circus. 2019.)
Creation & direction of Wise Fool New Mexico's annual Thanksgiving circus show, showcasing a cast of 20 local circus artists from Northern New Mexico, and performed for five shows at the 800-seat Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Meow Wolf (party, immersive exhibition & festival performances. 2016-2019.)
Staging & artistic direction of parties, in-exhibition performances, and large-scale outdoor festival performances for Santa Fe's world-renowned entertainment corporation, Meow Wolf, from 2017-2019.
WILD (theatre. 2018.)
Collaboration between playwright Katy Andersen and the students of Santa Fe Performing Arts, based on the biography of Maurice Sendak and Where the Wild Things Are.
Our Favorite Disasters (theatre. 2017.)
A showcase of 8 new miniature plays by children & teens, created for different spaces within the Meow Wolf exhibition space. (article here)
All the Time Time (circus theatre. 2016.)
A circus cabaret production with Wise Fool New Mexico and Skylight Bar & Lounge in downtown Santa Fe.
Promenade ABQ (theatre. 2018.)
Performance & development of this bus-centric immersive theatre piece by STEREO AKT. Produced by q-Staff Theatre in Albuquerque, NM.
Action at a Distance (theatre. 2018.)
PIE (theatre. 2017.)
Creation & performance of the absurdist comedy by Theater Grottesco.
The Moment of Yes! (theatre. 2016.)
Creation & performance with Theater Grottesco.
© Kate Russell 2016