HEARD Tampa - Nick Cave

Nick Cave – Chicago – Internationally recognized performance artist and sculptor Nick Cave brought a herd of  colorful life-size horses to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. HEARD is a magical, choreographed performance that brings local dancers and musicians together, some in costume and accompanied by live music and captures both light and the imagination.  

Nick Cave is a Messenger, Artist and Educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. He has been described as a Renaissance artist and says of himself "I have found my middle and now ... working toward what I am leaving behind.” 

For Light On Tampa 2015, event-goers viewed HEARD performances at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. each night and the performance was accompanied by rayzilla's Adjustable Music Monsters featuring members of the WAHH! World Fusion Band performing original music composed / arranged by Tampa-based musician, Ray "rayzilla" Villadonga. The arrangement featured excerpts from Keith Hedger's Dervish.  And the parade was led by the Distinguished Men of Brasshttp://nickcaveart.com/Main/Intro.html  

The Ensemble: rayzilla's Adjustable Music Monsters featuring members of WAHH! World Fusion Band:

Jovan Falcon: Trumpet with electronics
Shankachur “Shankh” Lahiri: Tabla, Voice, Percussion
Hector “Acho Brother” Mayoral: Conga, Percussion
Peter Mongaya Hogsholm: Electric Guitar
Alfredo Rivero: Classical and Midi Guitars
Michael Washington: Drums, Persussion
Ray “rayzilla” Villadonga: Electric Bass, Voice, Conductor


Photography by Matt May