We performed a site responsive theatre piece using a fragment of text from a lost Sophocles tragedy at the Wave Organ in San Francisco. Informally, the piece is called Savage Blasts. This work is part of a larger project called IOTA that brings to life the fragments for the lost plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.
he blows no longer on small pipes,
but with savage blasts,
without a mouthpiece.
The Wave Organ
an acoustic sculpture
installed on the shore of
San Francisco Bay in May 1986
by Peter Richards of the Exploratorium
and sculptor and mason George Gonzales
a series of 25 PVC organ pipes
the wave organ interacts with the waves of the bay
conveying sound at different areas within the site.
The structure incorporates stone pieces
salvaged from the Laurel Hill Cemetery
Lauren Dietrich Chavez (movement), Derek Philips (sound) and Dylan Johnson (costumes)