Ezra Lowrey, Source
Amercian, b. 1991, playing from Denville, NJ, USA
Ezra Lowrey is a New York based actor and musician. Ezra graduated from Bennington College in 2013 and has worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the Los Angeles Poverty Department, the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam in Tamil Nadu, India, and Cripple Creek Players in New Orleans. “Remember, Dream,” a multimedia mask piece developed with his father, Norman Lowrey, has been shown at The Stone NYC, Bennington College, and The Deep Listening Institute’s Dream Festival More of his songs and electronic music can be found at ezralowrey.bandcamp.com
Thoughts on the Telephone process
The process was really exciting and inspiring. What proved the most challenging was trying to isolate what the piece I was given to translate (Bryant) was trying to communicate. Since my piece would have entirely different formal qualities, being in a different medium, I got a little caught on the idea of the piece having a “message” or essential “heart,” the nugget I could extract and build on. This proved somewhat elusive and reductive, but I ended up with this idea of water being a source for human developments. I decided to work with that sonically. But the most salient aspect of “Blue Flow” was definitely the dreamlike, immersive experience of it. I don’t think I entirely captured that, and I think my choice off the bat to compose an electronic music piece that the listener would interact with in one way – passively listening to it – in some ways prevented me from communicating the experience Blue Flow provided for me. So that’s really interesting – the timeless question of how content and form relate – the Telephone Game for me became as much a challenge of how to adapt the form from one medium to another as it was about communicating a message.