1. Musicians For Musicians (MFM) Open Meeting
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Address: 218 East 25th Street, 1st Fl., New York, NY 10010
For inquiry, please call Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi at 347-963-1448.
For further information about MFM see: www.musiciansformusicians.org
1. No Orpheus: vocal music of Mohammed Fairouz
w/ Wayne Koestenbaum , Lloyd Schwartz , Adrian Daurov , and Rebecca Ringle
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10010)
Genre: music which integrates Middle-Eastern modes into Western structures
1. Leni Stern
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Venue: The 55 Bar (55 Christopher St., (Sixth/Seventh Avenue), New York, ( 212 ) 929-9883)
Genre: trad. West African arranged music
Acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Leni Stern brings her African music ensemble to Barbés. The music juxtaposes Stern’s trademark inventive guitar and vocal explorations with the indigenous sounds of accomplished African instrumentalists. The result is at once haunting, exuberant, cinematic, personal and resoundingly assured. Featuring Leni Stern on n’goni, electric guitar, vocals, and calabash/Alioune Faye on sabar and djembe, James Genus and Leo Genovese.
2. Hungry March Band W. Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train and Baby Soda
1. El Tryptophan
Date: Monday, February 1, 2015
Venue: Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222)
Genre: singer-song writer/indie rock/electronics/noise
El Tryptophan who is celebrating the release of his debut album Guilt Vacation which is an experimental ether of mellow distortion adaptations and arrangement edges.” (Impose Magazine). Gryphon Rue, the innovative voice behind El Tryptophan, comes from a legacy of visual artists and political activists. At age 18, Rue toured with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary in Vietnam to raise money for victims of Agent Orange. Peter Yarrow proclaims Rue’s music to be “as interesting as it is original. He’s going to make a big, wonderful splash.” Rue is a great-grandson of the artist Alexander Calder, who’s experiments with noise and percussion in mobiles helped shape 20th century avant-garde music. Having studied electronic music at Bard College with avant-garde composers Marina Rosenfeld, Richard Teitelbaum, and Zeena Parkins, Rue’s eclectic sound draws from his visual arts background, which includes jobs curating exhibitions and restoring sculptures. Rue has attracted the likes Grammy award-nominated songwriter Peter Himmelman, who declares: “El Tryptophan has in his blood what so many others want; a truly fearless creative spirit.”
Listen to “Syntax Static”
1. Arts For Arts Week Festival
Date: Monday, January 18 through Sunday, January 24, 2016
Venue: Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002)
Genre: free jazz/improv/dance/poetry
The Evolving Series has grown into a festival. The Music, Dance, Poetry and Art we make is important. It keeps us inspired and hopeful. It is our response to what is happening in the world. Evolving is great art in the context of social and spiritual responsibility. It is a shared experience and celebration of living art.
This is marks the Second year of the Artist Campaign. It is humbling to see the community of artists coming together to support each others visions.
THIRD WEEK SCHEDULE