Viewing Instructions

  1. Click the play button ▶️ in the video window above to begin streaming.
  2. Please find a link to the program notes below. (Link opens as a PDF file).
  3. If you need technical assistance, please contact Jeffri at (541) 833-3066 (ext. 2) or at jeffri@animamundiproductions.com.

Six Feet Apart is an innovative multimedia work of choral music based on real-life pandemic experiences that harnesses the power of music, poetry, and art to amplify diverse voices and foster collective healing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring music composed by Ethan Gans-Morse and poetry by Tiziana DellaRovere, with special guest poets Anis Mojgani & Kim Stafford, video design by Camilla Tassi, performances by HEX and Brightwork Ensemble, and artwork by Betty LaDuke.

Anima Mundi Productions Presents

Six Feet Apart

Stories of Resilience and Transformation

Music by
ETHAN GANS-MORSE

Libretto by
TIZIANA DELLAROVERE

Guest poets
ANIS MOJGANI
KIM STAFFORD
H.B. LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Guest artist
BETTY LADUKE

Video design by 
CAMILLA TASSI

Music direction by
FAHAD SIADAT

Featuring performances by
HEX VOCAL ENSEMBLE
BRIGHTWORK NEWMUSIC 

Story collection assisted by
SO. OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
S.O. EQUITY
SO. OREGON JOBS WITH JUSTICE

Featured vocal soloists

MARIA ELENA ALTANY, LINDSAY ABDOU, LAUREL IRENE, DAVID CONLEY, ELIZABETH ANDERSON

Instrumental ensemble

ARON KALLAY, PIANO | MAGGIE PARKINS, CELLO | SHALINI VIJAYAN, VIOLIN

Press Kit:

Project Partners:

Anima Mundi Productions

HEX Ensemble

So. Ore. Historical Society

Brightwork newmusic Ensemble

The Team:

Tiziana DellaRovere

Lead Poet, Story Collector

Ethan Gans-Morse

Composer

Camilla Tassi

Video Director

Kira Lesley

Lead Archivist

Special Contributors:

Anis Mojgani

Poet Laureate of Oregon
Learn More

Kim Stafford

Former Poet Laureate
Learn More

Betty LaDuke

H.B. Lee Jr. High

Music Students in Portland
Learn More

Project Supporters

Six Feet Apart is generously supported by the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Miller Foundation, and the Oregon Cultural Trust and Jackson County Cultural Coalition, together investing in Oregon’s arts, heritage, and humanities.

Anima Mundi Productions offers special thanks to Dr. Mary Jane Morrison for sponsoring this production, and to donors Claudette & George Paige.

The second season of our Heart of Humanity concert series celebrates the beauty of our natural world and inspires us to nurture the preciousness of all life on earth. 

As the relationship between humanity and our environment stands at a perilous crossroads, the regenerative power of the arts is more important than ever. Music, poetry, and the visual arts have the unique ability to reconnect us with our hearts, returning us to a state of peaceful equilibrium within ourselves and our community. Only then can we work together in common purpose to become better stewards of our planet. 

The generosity of our grantors and donors makes it possible for us to present all four of these videos free online for all the world to enjoy. If these concerts have touched your heart, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Anima Mundi Productions.

Explore the rest of our video festival

We’ve made our entire 2021 virtual season free

Support Anima Mundi Productions

Contributions are tax-deductible

Click the “Donate online” button or text “anima” to the phone number 44321

Art and life intertwine to find solace in the sharing that exposes systemic injustices. Much to my surprise, when I am interviewing for these stories, people thank me for listening and they tell me that they feel unburdened just by talking to me about their trauma.

— Tiziana DellaRovere (librettist, story collector)

Get in touch

Address

Anima Mundi Productions
P.O. Box 1323 Phoenix, OR 97535

Contact

Ethan Gans-Morse
(541) 833-3066 ext. 3
ethan@animamundiproductions.com

10 + 13 =