2nd Sunday Music & Movement Jam with Glenn Smith & Amanda Turk

December 11, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Every 2nd Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A live soundscape for dancing is provided by a local musician. Dance and music dialogue together. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Bring your own instruments to join in after 10pm. $10-15 sliding scale.


Amanda Turk

Amanda Turk grew up in a very musical family and was exposed to drumming at an early age by her father who was a kit drummer. But it wasn't until she met her current teacher, Raquy, and picked up a dumbek in 2006 that she found her true musical calling. Since then Amanda has immersed herself in Middle Eastern percussion under the guidance of contemporary percussion masters Raquy Danziger (Brooklyn) and Bunyamin Olguncan (Istanbul). Amanda has traveled to Turkey and Egypt to delve deeper into a style of dumbek called the Turkish Split Hand Technique and applies these principles to frame drum, riq, and handpan as well. She is passionate about spreading awareness of this unique flavor of music and infusing the many voices and artfulness of these instruments into different community events such as dance classes, Kirtans, jams, and festivals. When her hands are not on a drum, Amanda nurtures her passion for bodywork with her successful, fifteen-year practice in Northampton, MA.

Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith has been performing since the 80's, starting with drum kit and since expanding to strings, piano, voice, and other noise-makers. He has played for dance jams, dance and theatre performances, festivals, schools, house concerts, yoga and qi gong classes, etc. Recent vocal work includes solo improv acapella looping at the New England Fringe Fest and the Y2K Int'l Live Looping Festival 4 years in a row, as well as leading "Vocal Voyagers" improv singing circles in the community. Recordings and more information are at www.soundseeds.com, or www.soundcloud.com/musicglenn.

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