Brainchild Part 3 (2015) [Kathleen Johnson & Mark So]

text/concept by Kathleen Johnson; vocal/sounding scenario for 5 reading vocalists, tones, and field recording by Mark So; costumes by Kelly Marie Conder; poet laureate: E. E. Cummings

brainchild 3 guidelines & flow brainchild 3 “songbook”

performed with field recording: SLEEPY HOLLOW (DARK INTERIORS) (2015)

draft sketch of vocal scenario

project info



(songbook/score detail)


performed by Dominique Cox, Julie Brody, Kate Brown, Mari, Gabie Strong & Mark So

11 x 2015 at Mars Desert Research Station, UT; 25 x 2015 at LA><ART

Heliogabalus trilogy: 1. [the cradle of sperm] 2. [the war of principles] 3. [anarchy] (2009-10)

(3 operas, using Heliogabalus – Or, The Crowned Anarchist by Antonin Artaud)

Heliogabalus (cover)

1. [the cradle of sperm] (2010):

the cradle of sperm

cradle transparencies

2. [the war of principles] (2010):

the war of principles

war (1) transparencies

war transparencies

3. [anarchy] (2009):


anarchy transparencies