“But wait,” you say, “won’t this just be too chaotic and distracting???”
Well, take a moment and think back to any of a number of workshop experiences you’ve had, where there are, say, 15-20 participants, and at a certain point, the leader asks everyone to split up and work on creating material in small groups.
Even though everyone is working on something different, the room magically transforms into a hive of productive chaos.
The noise and activity of the others does not distract or interfere; rather, it contributes to the energy of the creative process.
Everyone moves about the space with respect for the others, and great things emerge.
And so it is with Organ Grinders Local 1: a bunch of performers and ensembles work on different projects at the same time in the same space, and it works like magic!
Organ Grinders is a project of North American Cultural Laboratory www.NACL.org