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Josh Nelson And The Discovery Project at Blue Whale

Josh Nelson uploaded this event on November 8, 2019


Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St
Los Angeles, CA

Josh Nelson And The Discovery Project at Blue Whale


Sat, December 14, 2019
9:00 pm

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Brian Walsh
Alex Boneham
bass, acoustic


The Discovery Project is an ongoing multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration and presentation, with a strong storytelling component as its backdrop. The goal for each unique presentation is to create an immersive experience for the audience, utilizing original music compositions and a variety of concrete and abstract moving images projected onto sculptural forms, and subsequently transforming a space entirely. The musical ensemble sizes typically range from one to ten musicians. The original concept behind The Discovery Project was conceived alongside pianist/composers Josh Nelson's album release Discoveries (2011). Classic early and historical sci-fi and fantasy film video footage paired with new original jazz compositions resulted in the projects first curated performance event in Los Angeles, California. In 2015 Exploring Mars debuted, transporting audiences and listeners to themes written and selected about the Red Planet. The third iteration of the project found Josh examining his hometown of Los Angeles California with The Sky Remains (2017), covering themes ranging from droughts and floods, amusement park culture, architecture, and more. This was the first show to introduce a historian/narrator. All three shows are offered to venues for presentation, however new spontaneous versions of a themed show will be considered, such as in an educational setting, with individual students contributing to the performance and sceneography....

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