Hope Arthur

September Tour

August 18th, 2016

I’m heading out on tour once again!

 

Excited to be exploring new states and new venues. Here is the list of gigs I have lined up.

09/03 Mother Fool’s Madison, WI
09/04 Copper Rock Coffee Company Appleton, WI
09/06 Basement Venue at Des Moines Social Club Des Moines, IA
09/07 Records with Merritt Kansas City, MO
09/08 Library House Urbana, IL
09/09 Indianpolis, IN

 

Hope to see you at one of ’em 😉

Live Footage of The CORE!

March 7th, 2016

Lucky for us our friends got our performance on video!

You can watch “Reveal” as well as a sneak peak of “Schreimoment!”

 

 

Tiny Desk Concert

February 17th, 2016

We decided to submit a video to NPR’s Tiny Desk competition last minute!

 

You can check it out here:

 

http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/browse?id=65643&utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20160217&utm_campaign=%25%25__AdditionalEmailAttribute1%25%25&utm_term=%25%25__AdditionalEmailAttribute2%25%25

The CORE

January 31st, 2016

Last Saturday, January 23 we did a collaboration with Mikautadze Dance Theatre, Saitnkini (Austria) and Silbo Gomero. It was such a wonderful experience.

 

The first set we performed our original all vocal music along with the choreography of Lucia Rogers. We performed with an interactive sculpture called The CORE, an 8ft sculpture that represents the complexity of the human spirit. The first part of the show as titled, “Reveal” and will likely be the title of our next album.

“Reveal” explores the process of grief through movement and the sounds of the human voice. The style of each song varies greatly from one to the next, reflecting the range of emotions one can experience while grieving. This performance art piece not only intends to feel fully the pain of loss, but also intends to show how one can draw strength from those around them and from the rhythm that moves the universe. The combination of the two can empower us to reveal what is in our own hearts.

 

The second portion of the show was with Mikautdaze Dance Theatre, Saitnkini and Silbo Gomero. It was so exciting to take part in a collaboration where we felt were all on the same wavelength. And the fact that it was inter-continental was invigorating. The second portion was titled “Schreimoment.”

German for “Scream Moment,” this performance freezes time and invites the audience on a journey into the human psyche to experience what it may feel like after years of a lack of self-reflection. Each person is born with his or her own voice, along with his or her own intentions – such as the intentions expressed in this piece (communication, familial, health and fitness, beauty, Angst [fear] and Weltschmerz [world pain]). When we ignore our own voice for an extended period, it can experience severe thirst for attention, and our intentions can become illusions, confusing and distracting us from our purest selves. It is during this period when our voice can become a scream.

 

Now a little bit about The CORE.

The CORE stands for Cultivating Oneness Reinventing Expression. Currently in prototype form, it stands 8 ft tall and is intended to be a visual representation of the complexity of the human spirit – our center, which has the capacity to be the strongest and weakest part of our very being.

 

Our mission is to be an interactive art installation that opens up conversation about what all human beings have in common; to challenge each other and help each other grow as artists through meaningful collaborations; to strive to understand and express the core of humanity.

 

Stay tuned for more updates on our performances with The CORE =)

 

Doby Watson and Hope Arthur Tour 2015

September 25th, 2015

Happy to announce I’ll be going on my first ever tour!

 

Here are the dates 🙂

 

10/09 Fort Wayne, IN @ CS3

10/10 Cleveland, OH @ Root Cafe

10/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ house show

10/13 Youngstown, OH @ Cedars

10/14 New Philadelphia, OH @ Bud and Tooties

10/16 Muncie, IN @ Be Here Now 

 

Wish me luck! <3 <3 <3

The Core

June 5th, 2015

So…this is my newest venture…

 

I want to build this tower thing…but really its a bridge and a stage….I’ve been calling it a Tradger, because tower+bridge+stage = tradger…

 

What is The Core?

-A 12-14 ft. structure with tunnels, crevices, nooks and crannies.

-Will ideally be a stage upon which inter-disciplinary performances will take place.

-Will be a challenge for meaningful collaborations.

-Will represent the collective core of our being as humans.

But really its more than that…here is the mission statement:

Our Mission: To be an interactive art installation that opens up conversation about what all human beings have in common; to challenge each other and help each other grow through meaningful collaborations; to strive to understand and express the core of humanity.

The city of Fort Wayne is teeming with local talent. This project seeks to act as a bridge amongst artists in our community to hopefully result in meaningful collaborations that resonate with people from all walks of life. We aim to achieve this through seminars, workshops and conversations about culture, history, biology, sociology, aesthetics, linguistics and many other fields of study with the goal of understanding what it means to live fully as a human, and applying the information to our performances and collaborations.

The Core is also an acronym for Cultivating Oneness Reinventing Expression:

Cultivating

– 1: to prepare or prepare and use for the raising of crops; also : to loosen or break up the soil about (growing plants)

-2a: to foster the growth of 2b: CULTURE 2c: to improve by labor, care, or study: REFINE

-3: FURTHER, ENCOURAGE

-4: to seek the society of: make friends with

Oneness

Definiton of One
-1: being a singular unit or thing

Definition of Oneness
– :the quality or state or fact of being one: as a: SINGLENESS b: INTEGRITY,

WHOLENESS c: HARMONY d: SAMENESS, IDENTITY e: UNITY, UNION

Reinventing

-1: to make as if for the first time something already invented -2: to remake or redo completely
-3: to bring into use again

Expression

-1a: an act, process, or instance of representing in a medium : UTTERANCE 1b (1) : something that manifests, embodies, or symbolizes something

else (2) : a significant word or phrase (3) : a mathematical or logical

symbol or a meaningful combination of symbols (4) : the detectable effect of a gene

I’m really hoping to bring artists from all walks of life together to speak to each other and to the community about their work, how it relates to our society, and I hope this will be a challenge for artists to work together.

I’ll post more about it the more the idea is developed!!

 

 

The vinyl is finally here!!!

April 24th, 2015

We finally got the vinyl pressed! Pick up your copy at our bandcamp page!

 

https://thehopearthurorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases

Fun collaboration!

November 23rd, 2014

Check out this neat collaboration Hope Arthur and violinist Caleb Mossburg did with Turkish/Viennese film maker Ahmet Bahadır Gökçe!

 

http://vimeo.com/110631597