Collaborative group hits cow pasture on Aug. 30

The collaborative art group decomposer, made up by Matt Frieburghaus, Thomas Huber, and Laura Kaufman, will explore the interaction between sight and sound in space as part of the Collaborative Concepts Performance Art On The Farm. many songs one center is decomposer’s second performance and will take place in a cow pasture at Saunders Farm, Garrison, on Aug. 30. While there is no start time to the performance, it will end at 4 p.m. There are rain dates of Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2014. The performance art program, Here, There, There, There, and Everywhere, along with dozens of sculptures, is part of the Collaborative Concepts “Farm Project 2014.”

For many songs one center, decomposer asked local artists and musicians to participate in creating a “song” by following a set of instructions. Meeting on the day of the performance only, 30 players will improvise with traditional, homemade instruments, and found objects. Players will begin playing independently, spreading throughout the farm. Eventually they will join together in a circle at the top of a field at the farm. At this moment, the performance will draw into a unified sound. Along the way, players will find interconnected moments with each other and the landscape.

The audience is invited to walk among the players to hear the multiple new centers of song. How it goes will be a surprise for all.

Performance Art On The Farm was curated by Marcy Freedman, who will perform her piece Do You Remember Winter? (2 to 6 p.m.).

Saunders Farm is located at 853 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison. Visit and

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One reply on “decomposer to Perform at Saunders Farm”

  1. As curator of Performance Art on the Farm, I am thrilled that decomposer’s “many songs, one center” is a part of the line-up. Last year, their performance was one of the highlights of the event. This year, the presentation by decomposer is one of eight different performances taking place at various locations on the farm between 2 and 6pm on Saturday, August 30. Members of the public will be able to experience a diverse array of performative expressions while wandering around the beautiful farm. Come one, come all!

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