BIVOUAC is the performing arts project of cellist, composer, and improviser Wilson Tanner Smith.
It creates across disciplines of music, theatre, dance, poetry, visual, and performance art.
It is often expressed through spareness, subtlety, and the embodiment of deep intention, with an eye/ear towards that Presence found within-under each moment, object, sound, gesture, gaze, word:

That there are all things flowing through [this] thing, in [this] place, with [these] people, at [this] time.


Some of the examples of work on this site, especially those under the “composer-performer” heading, comprise examples of BIVOUAC’s work, but more is to come in 2019: stay tuned for news about upcoming performances, and about Everything at Once, an album of solo cello improvisations coming winter 2019-20.


We each are and
are in
Bivouacs,
at various times and
in various situations.

Temporary, poor, improvised
shelters.
Lodging during a
journey. Imperfect and
sufficient.

(n). a temporary shelter, often improvised out of materials from the surrounding environment