Moti Zemelman plays vocal-electronic music for dancers, performers, and lovers of sound. In 2007 he released his debut CD, Doorwaves. His music is inspired by the love and practice of dancing, teaching and playing music for Contact Improvisation, a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and following a shared point of contact. Moti's vocal acrobatics range from Gyoto monk throat singing to perfect trumpet imitations to alien utterances. Using electronic loopers and effects to create vocal layers he is a one-man bazaar. If
John Hughes is an innovative composer, kora player, percussionist and vocalist whose style ranges from traditional west African rhythms and melodies to quirky and original hypnotic grooves that cross cultural boundaries and fuse disparate influences. Playing ancient traditional instruments not often heard in the United States, many of which he builds himself, John takes his audience on an intimate tour of universally musical expressions of joy and hope, at once soothing and uplifting.
Violinist from Holyoke, MA - Improvisation, Experimental, All things Edgy.
Divyamaan Sahoo, from Kolkata, India, recently graduated from Bates College with a triple major in mathematics, music composition, and philosophy. He is a member of the intermedia improvisational unit BLURB, directed by virtuoso guitarist Arthur Kampela, and is the co-founder of the improvisational ensemble Eagle Stick , described by the Lewiston Sun Journal as “hard to pin down”.
Amanda grew up in a very musical family and was exposed to percussion at an early age by her father who was a kit drummer. In 2006 she met her teacher, Raquy Danziger, and discovered the dumbek, a type of tabla. Since then Amanda has immersed herself in the study of Middle Eastern and other forms of percussion, specifically a style called the Turkish Split Hand Technique, and has traveled to Turkey and Egypt to learn from some of the masters of this form. She is passionate about sharing this unique flavor of music at various community events near and far.
Hilary Lake is a local expressive arts community minister. She graduated from Harvard Divinity School with an MDiv in Buddhist Ministry and has been singing, playing the violin and dancing many forms throughout her life. She has also been sharing her Buddhist inspired improvisational movement and sounding practice, Moving in Grace, locally and internationally, played in a local improv music group called the Spirit Play Collective, and offers InBody Spiritual Guidance and Somatic Bodywork.
Comprehensivist, composer, conductor, singer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist, Mark’s played piano with Bo Diddley, sung with The Bobs, conducted the Cincinnati Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, taught at the Mannes College of Music, toured the world juggling and making music and silly with the Flying Karamazov Brothers, and as their music director wrote for half a dozen of their shows.
Facilitated by Andrew Suseno and Liana Foxvog
A family-oriented Jam!
Enjoy the brilliant sunshine, grassy fields, fun, games, and dances of all kinds at this family-oriented Jam. Includes programming for young people of all ages.
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Registration is now open!
with the Axis Syllabus International Research Network
The Nomadic College offers a methodically designed curriculum and focused environment for the study of the Axis Syllabus (AS). The AS provides an accessible reference system for practical human anatomy and physics as they apply to training, rehabilitation, and the art of dancing.
More info: www.nomadiccollege.org
5:00pm - 6:30pm (new time!)
$5-15 sliding scale