Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 7:30-9:00 PM

ProdoLAB presents a new collaboration from Alber with “Born at Sea.”

“Born At Sea” is the latest work by Kansas City-based artist Alber, a multimedia production featuring a live original soundtrack, poetry, dance, video projection, and live visuals. Conceived as an ode to water, “Born At Sea” is an immersive celebration of life on the coastline.

“Born At Sea” is articulated in four movements, each one of them featuring a guest musician: Lauren Auge (voice), Alex Mallett (double bass), Evan Verploegh (percussion), and Austin Glassco (guitar and live electronics) will join Alber and his trumpet. On the visual side, there will be Alexis Borth (dance), Zach Latas (lights), and Matt Thomas (live visuals). Every movement is introduced by Kansas City poet Vanessa Aricco, and presents different visual representations of the beautiful coastline of Alberto’s hometown in Bisceglie, Italy.

The inspiration for “Born At Sea” comes from Alber’s personal need to feel close to one of the things he misses the most as an immigrant: life around a large body of water. “People tend to absorb their surroundings and make them a part of their own persona, and the sea is definitely part of my life,” says Alber. With “Born At Sea” his hope is to take the immersive landscapes of the Southern Italian coastline and translate them into an all-encompassing work of art. Furthermore, Alber is thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with talented artists across multiple disciplines to explore new facets of his ever-expanding vision.

This production won an ArtsKC’s Inspiration Grant in 2023. Alber is currently a studio resident at Charlotte Street.

ProdoLAB is a bimonthly experimental platform in partnership with musician/composer Eddie Moore that pairs Kansas City time-based artists, producers, and musicians to collaborate on a new piece for a one-night-only showcase at Charlotte Street. Each performance is followed by a Q&A session with the artists.


Event Details

Thursday, May 23 from 7:30-9:00 PM


Charlotte Street Stern Theater (3333 Wyoming St)

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