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Compositions

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descended, one sees no longer, but one has seen.”

— Rene Daumal

Carries Weight

by Russ Peterson

Premiered on Mount Kilimanjaro. This video is spliced together to demonstrate the difference between performing on the summit at 19,341 feet, in the rainforest at 6,890 feet, and at several different locations in between, mostly 12,000-15,000 feet.

Hanging On (Carries Weight)

Premiered at Kilimanjaro Base Camp.

Letting Go (Carries Weight)

by Rob Wilkerson

Premiered in multiple locations on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Amati (Carries Weight)

by Gregory Woodward

Performed standing in the middle of a cloud on Mount Kilimanjaro at approximately 15,000 feet. Permission to share postcard excerpt by permission of the composer.

Care. Ease. ...Wait

by Glenn Kostur

Premiered at Signal de Botrange,
Highpoint of Belgium
Performed here at Jerimoth Hill,
Highpoint of Rhode Island

Video coming soon!

Video coming soon!

L'Effet Droste

Belgium is a flat country that built a staircase at its highest point for the sole purpose of adding six additional meters to its altitude. Now, rather than a mere 694m, it reaches a perfect 700m! It deserved a short joke, as a Belgian postcard for Carrie Koffman's "Carries Weight" performance art project. Based on an idea shared by Arno Bornkamp and discussed by the three of us in Amsterdam, the Droste effect describes an image within which the same image appears. A staircase on a mountain...
Performed here at the highpoint of Connecticut, Carrie's current home state.

TBA

by Michael Daugherty

In progress.

Video coming soon!

Video coming soon!

Out of Proportion

Homenaje a Kondiaronk

Video coming soon!

Video coming soon!

TBA

by Noa Koffman-Adsit

In progress.

Flume Gorge Echos

Video coming soon!

Video coming soon!

Transformation

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