Antero and Sylvi have been in artistic collaboration since 1989 when they first met in Seattle WA. In 1995-96, they migrated south to Berkeley CA and established Vertical Pool Productions for their solo and joint projects and, as a community vehicle for collaborating with others in the deep talent pool of the S.F. Bay area. After twenty prolific years of film and music production, they relocated to Portland OR in October of 2015 to create new works of experimental theatre and pursue their musical collaborations as "bird&wolf".
Between 1975 and 2005, Antero wrote and directed numerous experimental theatre works. Since 1977, he has been developing his own paratheatre medium combining techniques of physical theatre, dance, voice, and Zazen (documented in his book,"Towards an Archeology of the Soul" and two videos). In 1980, Antero wrote songs and performed in his Berkeley neo-punk band, The Frozen Beauties. Between 1991-95, he acted as editor/publisher of Talking Raven Quarterly, a Seattle-based iconoclastic literary journal. Between 1992 and 2002, Antero curated the Nomad VideoFilm Festival, a popular west coast touring showcase of experimental short works. Since 1993, Alli has written and directed thirteen underground feature films (now available on dvd), that have screened in limited runs throughout many west coast arthouses. After 22 years of film producton, he no longer makes feature films but directs experimental theatre works in Portland OR. Antero is also a book author and an astrologer.
ANTERO @ I.M.Db
After extensive training in classical piano, Sylvi turned to painting and between 1976-93, her art was shown in galleries in the U.S. and Europe. In 1989, she began her journey into ambient/industrial electronic music and in 1995, she started singing. These elements soon combined in the development of soundtracks for dance, theatre and cinema projects. Sylvi has scored the songs and music for most of Antero's films & theatre since 1989. In 1996, she designed and published "The Vertical Oracle" (a neo-Tarot deck) and starred in "Lily in Limbo", a 27-minute poetry film. Her music CDs include "Too Near the Ghosts", "Dream of the Blue Moth", "Under a Shipwrecked Moon", "A Hundred Birds", "Vessel", "Flamingos" and "The Book of Jane". Sylvi is a core member of ParaTheatrical ReSearch (since 1998) and has acted in many of Antero's films. Sylvi is also sole proprieter of LunarMuse, featuring her original hand-crafted jewelery.
SYLVI @ ReverbNation
SYLVI @ CD BABY
SYLVI @ SOUNDCLOUD
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