Tickets Available for October 9 DComposition Concert

October 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Old School Art Asylum

308 W Maple Street

Lime Ridge, Wisconsin 53941

Tickets: $12

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by Zach Johnston and Matteo Roberts

On October 9, Fermentation Fest presents the world premiere of Forward, a new multimedia work featuring film performed with a live musical soundtrack by Baraboo composers Zach Johnston and Matteo Roberts. Forward is a mixed-medium exploration of the Wisconsin landscape and its residents. The film is a juxtaposition of film images, natural conversation, and original music focused on creating a space in which the viewer can re-examine everyday scenes with a new perspective. This concert is part of the annual Wormfarm DComposition Program.

Roberts and Johnston are collaborative composers, filmmakers and members of the band Phox. They recently scored the 2015 Oscar-nominated short film The Dam Keeper. Their travels with Phox have brought them to major venues around North America, Europe and Australia, and they were recently featured on an NPR Music “Tiny Desk Concert.”

The Old School Art Asylum is a repurposed schoolhouse in rural Lime Ridge, Wisconsin. Space is limited, so purchase tickets in advance. There will also be musical entertainment in the Harvestore Bandshell (an art installation and performance space designed by artists John Shimon and Julie Lindemann) at the Art Asylum before the concert.

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About DComposition

Wormfarm’s DComposition project began in 2012 with the goal of cultivating a sustainable musical ecosystem, in which individual pieces of new music are remixed, rearranged or otherwise “decomposed.” The results of this perennial agri-musical process are then passed on like a fertile musical “compost” to a new group of “DComposers”, who in turn create new musical experiences out of this detritus and premiere them at Fermentation Fest.

Each year has showcased a staggering variety of musical styles and ensembles, ranging from classical-bluegrass fusion, ambient electronica, experimental vocal improvisation, avant-garde folk and jazz-influenced percussion duets. Forward represents a new direction for the ongoing project by incorporating film in an evening-length multimedia work.