Compositions

In addition to curating and performing contemporary and traditional classical music, I also write and perform rituals and works drawing upon the stillness of liturgy and the playfulness of the fluxus movement.

A Ritual for Midsummer at the Chapel of the Chimes (Summer 2018)

This past Summer Solstice, Danny Clay, Lora Libby and I presented an original ritual performance piece (written by Danny and I) to commemorate our transition to the Summertime season. I read that on the eve of Midsummer, fairies like to play and make mischief here on the earthly plane. So, in our garden space in this chapel, we created a meditative musical garden with instruments to help you play alongside the garden's inhabitants--seen and unseen. You can play with air (wind chimes), fire (music boxes and glowing crystals), water (wine glasses), and earth (clay pots). Every few minutes, we punctuated the meditative sound garden with brief songs and rituals using these instruments. 

The Little LIbrary of Record Oracles: An interactive installation by Amy Foote with Danny Clay and Jon Fischer's Turntable Drawings (Spring 2018)

At the Little Library of Record Oracles, you can visit and play with Danny Clay and Jon Fischer's records made out of resin, pigment, glitter, and found objects! Like no record you've ever heard before, these particular creatures tend to have a life of their own. For this experiential installation at the McEvoy Gallery, I created a Little Library where visitors could ask a question and choose a card from my Record Oracle Deck. Each card corresponds to a different record, which will likely offer you an unexpected answer to your question.

Dawson 3:16  (Summer 2017)

Dawson 3:16 is a concert ritual* written by yours truly and was performed at FraenkelLAB in San Francisco in conjunction with Chris Kallmyer's Listening is a Luxury exhibition. Dawson 3:16 is an immersive participatory group meditation in the style of a French Taizé service. Monks in footed pajamas lead participants in re-centering themselves with the aid of scriptures from television episodes and theme songs sung in the round. 

*Concert Rituals have the purposefulness of a liturgical ritual, but often with playful, reflective, or unexpected content. For another example of a Concert Ritual, see Ritual #1: FluxGathering.

Never mind the notes you missed, you have 1,000 in front of you (Fall, 2016)

Never mind was created and performed in October 2016 with inspiration from Trisha Brown's Locus (1975), with support from Hope Mohr Dance's Bridge Project. Regarding the piece: My voice teacher, my acting coach, my therapist, and Trisha Brown all say the same thing: do the task at hand, then leave it behind you to complete the next task. This walking meditation for 3 players uses a score of 36 squares of ancient, sacred, and Locus-inspired content to create a practice of leaving behind what was and stepping into the new.