Jym Daly, Musical Director
Jym Daly is co-director of Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, and a visionary artist in his own right using mediums of music, visual art, and mixed media.
Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre is Ireland’s foremost Aerial Dance Theatre Company and is originally from County Donegal. The Company creates spectacular indoor and outdoor work, specializing in site-specific work for theatres and festivals, making contemporary circus with both beauty and depth whilst remaining accessible and entertaining. Fidget Feet has become renowned internationally as a creative organization that stretches the boundaries between several arts forms, combining dance with contemporary circus and creating theatre fused with aerial, dance, music and video art.
Fidget Feet Aerial Dance
Mary Anne Bennick, Improvisational Piano
Mary Anne is an improvisational pianist specializing in music meditation and offers one-on-one sessions in Seattle, WA. In 2003, Mary Anne began to experiment with improvisational music as a means of guided meditation. That curiosity led her to work with music in correlation with Chakras, Tibetan singing bowls, and other mindfulness techniques such as creative writing and visual art.Currently, she is enrolled as a graduate student of counseling and clinical psychology at LIOS/Saybrook University. Mary Anne looks forward to continuing working with music as an integrative therapy in her future a licensed counselor.
Joshua Morris, Violin/Guitar Arrangement
North Carolina native Joshua Morris began studying and performing classical
music at an early age. Together with his father, mother, brother and sister, he
began performing around the south, and The Morris Family became well known
for their beautiful Irish harmonies. Later, he expanded his musical repertoire to
include rock and roll, drawing on his classical and Irish background, and with his
band Sinclair, released the album Stories of this Land in 2002. Joshua recorded
and produced the 2006 Morris Family release Farewell to Summer.
After moving to New York in 2005, Morris has continued his musical
ambitions, melding his voice, violin and guitar into a solo act adept in both faithful
traditional tunes as well as improvised original work, working out of his home
studio. He has opened for the likes of Graham Parker and has contributed
original compositions for choreographed works from North Carolina to
Washington State. Recent collaborative projects include his distance project rock
bands A Town Called Robot with bassist Matthew Everhart and percussionist /
engineer Chris Garges and Remy Fine’s All Star Quiet Band with guitarist and
musical historian Pepper Watkins.
Morris currently designs recording studios and other acoustically-sensitive
spaces for WSDG.
Joanna Quail, Electric Cello
Jo Quail is a cellist and composer of instrumental music. Residing in London, Jo’s live
performances have mesmerised and delighted audiences in the UK, Europe, Australia, New
Zealand, South Africa and Japan.
Jo continues to tour her debut solo album “From The Sea”, which musically travels
a complex path from meditative ambience to dark brooding urgency. In her live solo
performance, Jo plays an electric cello and uses electronics to combine atonality with rich
orchestration and deft percussive sounds to produce ‘majestic soundscapes’.
When performing Jo plays entirely live, with no pre-recorded elements, using her cello,
effects, and loop station to build layers of sound into unique and powerfully structured
pieces of audio alchemy.
Jo also writes specially commissioned pieces for music, film and theatre companies.
Jo’s previous commissions include ''The Moving Landscape' for ND5 (Australia), Caesar
Productions (String Casear – 2010), Paul Schoolman’s latest film starring Derek Jacobi and
Alice Krige, Orphic Film (Fade – 2008), and Teatro Vivo (The Three Sisters – 2009).
Jo’s EP “The Pilbara” is a commissioned piece of sound art for the cultural organisation
FORM, which explores the diverse landscape of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.