animation > I Work With What I Have

I Work With What I Have performed live by Tomeka Reid, Jason Roebke and Dan Bitney
stop motion animation and live improvised music
40 minutes HD
September 26, 2019

Animated score by Selina Trepp.

Improvised live soundtrack performed by Tomeka Reid, Dan Bitney and Jason Roebke.

Performed at Conversations at the Edge September 26th 2019

"I Work With What I Have" is a stop motion animation that is a visual score. It creates a structure for improvised music and is only screened with musicians performing live, responding to the score in the moment.
This piece collides composition and improvisation, we experience two different modes of creation simultaneously- the stop motion score that was created over the course of three years, and the improvised music that is created in response in the moment.