ALTAR NO. 1 - ATEN
Weekly Installments to be Released Beginning September 22
ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN
Digital Album by Daniel Alexander Jones
Acclaimed theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones’ latest work, ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN uses our solar system as both metaphor and method for an immersive journey through the celestial, within and without. The work invites you to take part in a dynamic new creative odyssey through the ever-expanding digital portal aten.life. ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN unfolds through a series of weekly installments that include a new album of 15 original songs by Jones and Josh Quat; connected music videos; a series of probing podcast conversations with special guests; and invitations for visitors to engage on and offline. It is a site for you to return—to replenish, reflect, and contribute to a growing archive of shared reflection and inspiration. ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN launches Daniel Alexander Jones’ multivalent ALTAREDSTATES project, devised over the last two years in collaboration with the creative braintrust of Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Ebony Noelle Golden, Walter Kitundu, Josh Quat, and Sangodare Wallace.
ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN is commissioned by The Public Theater, and created with support from CalArts Center for New Performance and New York Live Arts’ Live Feed Residency, with funding from Rockefeller Brothers Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the Partners for New Performance. This project is made possible with generous support from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance.