NESTING is the third edition of Bird on a Wire, Terri Hron’s solo performance project in which she collaborates with other artists on the creation of new works for recorders and recorded media. absorb the current explored the meaning of “real-time” electronics with new works by composers Jim Altieri, Ronald Boersen, Juan Parra Cancino, Peter Hannan, and Peter Swendsen. Flocking Patterns took on immersive environments in new 8-channel works by Daniel Blake, Jorrit Dijkstra, Jenny Olivia Johnson, Emilie LeBel, Paula Matthusen, Darren Miller, Robert Normandeau, and Elliot Sharp. Now with NESTING, Terri Hron is creating the music for choreographies by Lina Cruz, Hannahbeth Fischer and Adam Kinner.

NESTING has been growing over a series of workshops in 2013 and 2014, culminating in audio and video recordings of performances in situ at Lac Trois Saumons in Quebec and Mae Kampong in Thailand. During these workshops, Terri Hron worked with Philip Fortin (camera), Hannahbeth Fischer (dance), Marie-Eve LaFlamme (costume & accessories), and Catherine Thompson (music & costume) to create sketches for a multimedia stage work. Since then, Terri has edited and organized the material into three interconnected sections, each to be developed further and given a specific identity by a different choreographer.

The idea behind NESTING grew from Terri Hron’s stewardship of a small forest on Ile Audet on Lac Trois Saumons in Quebec. In an effort to improve the health and accessibility of this forest, Terri began clearing brush and branches, using this refuse to create large-scale structures within the forest. Many of these took the form of nests, which she imagined could be used as sets for a performance around themes and myths of our relationship to forest life and its ecology.


WORK (choreography: Adam Kinner)
BUILD (choreography: Hannahbeth Fischer)
NEST (choreography: Lina Cruz)

directed and performed by Terri Hron

total time: 45 minutes