I have posted three interviews with Steve Mackey and Rinde Eckert, co-creators of 8bb’s “big new project,” Slide, on YouTube. All include excerpts from music and theater rehearsals/workshops. Watch it in HD if your connection is fast enough!
The world premiere of Slide is the centerpiece of the 2009 Ojai Festival (where 8bb is Artistic Director), and the performance will take place on Friday June 12 at 8pm. Hope to see some of you there!
First up: two interviews about the genesis of the project, conducted during our second big workshop week on the project, in January 2009 at Princeton University.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYXF2cbzRr8[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1aLoyOAOWo[/youtube]
In March 2009, at University of Richmond (our beloved second home!), we had another workshop session on the project. At the end of this 3-day session I conducted a short interview with Steve and Rinde, dealing with how the project had changed in the intervening months.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlKP0o_0zpA[/youtube]