1st Sunday Music and Movement Jam

Improvisation by local muscians and dancers unite!

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March 4, 2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Once a month the Umbrella Studio fills with a celebration of movement and music!  A live soundscape is provided by a local musican.  Bring your own instruments to join in after 10pm.

All dance levels and styles are welcome. 

This month we have Stephen Katz! Stephen uses live looping electronics to generate dynamic orchestral textures, and has distinguished himself as a composer of tightly composed cello pieces that unfold loop-by-loop.

Lovers of the cello will find a whole new dimension to love in the music of Stephen Katz. He blends the emotional resonance and refinement of classical music with the roots of rhythm and improvisation. One fan said, "Your music seems to come from another world, but I'm so happy it found its way into mine. You are a gem." And a senior audience member said, "I thought I'd been everywhere, but this has taken me places I've never been before!"

If you've never heard Stephen's music, then you are in for an amazing treat. Far beyond what you might think of as "cello" music, it breaches the ethereal and moves into deep mystical experience. - Miles, The Warm Room

Stephen Katz

Stephen Katz is a cellist and award-winning composer. He has premiered his cello compositions at Carnegie Recital Hall and toured internationally with the Paul Winter Consort and the Essex String Quartet. He has also worked extensively with dance and theater artists, including members of Pilobolus, Wire Monkey Dance, Beverly Blossom, and has been a Visiting Artist at Amherst College. One of his film scores won the Jury Prize Gold Medal at the Park City Film Music Festival. Stephen is a frequent guest musician for improvisational movement jams in Western Mass, Boston, and beyond. A native of San Francisco, Stephen holds a Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His recordings and publications are available at www.stephenkatzmusic.com.

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