Music: Arthur Gottschalk
Dance: Erin Pride
Arthur Gottschalk attended the University of Michigan, studying with Ross Lee Finney, Leslie Bassett, and William Bolcom. He is professor and chair of the Department of Music Theory and Composition at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has received the Charles Ives Prize of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and his book, Functional Hearing, is published by Scarecrow Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield. Gottschalk created Phase 59 as a companion to Phase 58, using samples from his analog composition Strange Loops, and an out-take from a recording of his flute piece Contrary Variants. In Phase 59 he strives to evoke a soundscape never before heard and yet... strangely familiar.
EDP DANCE PROJECT (founded in 2008) Anchoring the professional portion of the 2008 festival was resident company EDP Dance Project, led by Artistic Director Erin Pride. The mission of the dance company mirrors that of the Silk City Arts Festival, to build interest in the arts in Paterson through exposure. EDP DANCE PROJECT prides itself on bringing the individual to the movement. In 2008 EDP was awarded a space grant from Art of Motion in Ridgewood, NJ. They also have a partnership with the Paterson YMCA. EDP Dance Project is currently housed at La Belle Epoque in Paterson NJ.
Dancers: Shannon Dooling, Erin Pride, Michelle Puskas, Nichole Vuono