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The Constant is a blueprint for an experience, a composition, performance, activity, guided improvisation exploring the Creation account in Genesis. It is a set of cards that, when used by a group of willing participants will bring out their talents and result in something new, a creation that tells something unique about the group itself.

Genesis 1

The Constant


Jonathon Roberts


Special Thanks: John Roberts and the Nature’s Lamp project
Artist Location: New York City

Curated by: 

Spark+Echo Arts


Guided improvisation/creative blueprint

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

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This work explores the Creation Account by doing, by creating. The actions outlined on the cards could be carried out by a musical or theatrical ensemble, a corporate team, as a workshop or performance, and for any length of time. What each group creates depend on their identity; just as creation tells us about our Creator, so our creations tell others about us.

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Jonathon Roberts is a composer and sound designer for games, film, theatre, and ensembles. His style grew out of classical and jazz training, and evolved through quality life adventures: touring the country in an RV with a one person theater piece on the Apostle Paul, living in Brooklyn with an improv music ensemble, performing in a downtown NYC absurdist comedy band, and a long stint writing music for the renowned slot machine company, High 5 Games. He has released four albums including the latest, Cities a song cycle personifying biblical cities. He created the popular podcast/web series ComposerDad Vs. Bible, in which ComposerDad accepts intense compositional challenges from a mysterious Bible while out with his kids. He frequently collaborates on music and theater projects with his wife, actor Emily Clare Zempel. They live in Beacon, NY, with their two boys and a tangled box of electrical cords.

Jonathon Roberts

About the Artist

Loving Arms

I Make Tents

The Sower


There Is Room

These are My Sons

Consider Me a Partner


The Day Is Almost Here



Remember Me


How Beautiful

I Am a Fool

Ecclesiastes Cows


Fools for Christ

More Than Rubies

Only a Few Years Will Pass

Dear Friend

Jonathon Roberts

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