TRIO - FLUTE - PERCUSSION - DIDGERIDOO
19TH, SUNDAY 7:30PM
CULTURE - The Galactic Center
E. Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ. (N.E. corner of Toole &
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ALLEN SMITH of Rainbow
Joins Celebrated Ethno-Flute Master
MATT MOON for an Improvisational
Evening of World Music.
"I come from the improvisational mindset when playing
We know the language, but we are using it in the moment.
You cannot practice to be spontaneous." Gary Stroutsos
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Has over 45 recordings to
date and has collaborated with well known world music artists such as Glen Valez,
John Serrie, local legend Will Clipman, William Eaton, Karen Theresa and many others.
"My world flute music reflects the natural world and
how I use it as an inspiration to compose, record and perform music live. Being
drawn to haunting melodies that can be used to inspire and improvise to create
my own sound. I enjoy using spaces as a musical collaborator or partner, being
an important part of the music, always waiting for the space to reveal itself and
for me to reveal my own soul. Many of my world flute recordings are improvised,
challenging me as the artist, to be creative in the moment."
Matt Moon -
a global percussionist who has studied ethno-musicology for nearly two decades.
He was the host of Global Rhythm Radio on KXCI-FM for 15 years, and has helped
introduce audiences to many diverse musical traditions from around the world. Matt
studied tabla with Pandit Sharda Sahai, and has performed in concert with Gary
Stroutsos on udu, frame drums, didgeridoo and tabla. His organic tools of clay,
wood and skin provide an earthy complement to Gary’s ethereal woodwinds.
Didjeridu Master Allen Smith has been immersed in world music,
sound healing, spirituality and consciousness research for decades.
He's recorded several cd's, taught and performed at various Didgeridoo Festivals,
Spiritual Seminiars and playshops, free thought churches, resorts, restaurants,
bars, ceremonial events, weddings and much more. "Sometimes
I create songs by listening to the first sound very carefully and then feel what
type of sound wants to be added next. Then, I listen to that new combo from
different vantage points and pull out subtle nuances of perceived tone and embed
them into the next musical phrase. This makes the subsequent additions to
be smooth and gradual by enhancing sounds that the listener may not have even noticed
were already there. The Didgeridoo is rich with such subtle tones to build
upon. Perhaps that is why people like to sing along with the drone.
I've learned to combine the Didge rhythms with percussion in very hypnotic patterns
that draw the mind into silence for a deeper experience of the song".
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