Perhaps you've heard of The Observer Effect. No? Well, here's what Wikipedia has to say about it, in its most simple terms: "In science, the term observer effect means that the act of observing will influence the phenomenon being observed".
The Collabative wants to explore The Observer Effect in action with our next event. We invite you to come observe and have your effect as we present a night of improvisational music and art.
On Saturday September 7th at 7:30 pm at The
Nussbaum Center in Greensboro, NC, you, along with many fellow
observers, will have the opportunity of influencing the outcome of spontaneous musical and
artistic creation taking place that night at our "Canvas & Keys" event.
When our featured musician,
Luguzy Atkins, settles in behind his keyboard, he and his band-mates will
have no music to follow, no set list to read, or any other plan other than
to begin playing and see where the Muse and you the audience takes
them. The same goes for fine artists Wayne Epperly, Kathy Brusnighan and Amber Stone as they begin to paint the blank canvas
before them, feeding off the artistic energy of everyone in the room during the evening's performances. It will be a night of total
improvisation with your engagement in the process being one of the key
Just imagine yourself moving around the room, watching, listening, up close and personal. Imagine yourself interacting with musician and artist alike as they create, talking with them... Then, who knows? Maybe you'll decide to take a paintbrush in your own hand to make your mark on the paper we'll provide for those inspired. We at The Collabative live by the motto "Dwell in possibilities," and this night will have its share. The only way you'll know for sure what happens and experience the observer effect in person is to be there. Your presence and participation is the kind of possibility we like best. See you there!