Bio: Gwen's upbringing in Detroit's Urban and Classical music scene was inspired by her mother's love for blues, jazz, the Motown sound and motivated through her high school orchestra teacher Anderson White. Andy blurred the lines between orchestral, chamber and jazz repertoire using amplified string ... See Full BioMore Info
Composer Adam Rudolph returns to improvisationally conduct the New York City-based ensemble of 42 musicians, following last year's international concert successes of GO: ORGANIC ORCHESTRA in Naples, Istanbul, Stockholm, and Denmark. First and Third Mondays April 8 & 22 May 6 & 20
The Dark Room Collective and Dark Room Reading Series were co-founded by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Sharan Strange in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (after the founders attended James Baldwin's funeral) as a forum to promote exchange and foster community between emerging and established writers of color. The Collective will celebrate its rich legacy with readings and engage in a lively and moderated discussion about a wide range of literary topics. In the tradition of the Original Dark Room Reading Series, there will be a live performance by NAMAROON, featuring Dark Room co-founder Janice Lowe and special guests.
Music composed and improvisationally conducted by ADAM RUDOLPH Performing artists SPRING 2013 @ Shapeshifter: Sylvain Leroux – tambin fulani flute, c flute, bamboo flutes Michel Gentile – c and alto flute, bamboo flutes Zé Luis Oliveira – c and alto flute, bamboo flutes Kaoru Watanabe – noh kan, fue, c flute Peter Apfelbaum – c flute, bamboo flutes, bamboo sax, melodica Batya Sobel – oboe, ocarina and arghul Kathy Halvorson – oboe and english horn Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon, sona Ned Rothenberg – b flat & bass clarinet, shakuhachi J D Parran – contra alto clarinet, kalimbas Ivan Barenboim - b flat & bass clarinet, bamboo flutes Avram Fefer - b flat clarinet, tenor saxophone Sean Sonderegge – contra bass clarinet Stephen Haynes – trumpet, cornet, conch, flugelhorn, alto horn Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn, ewart bamboo horn Peter Zummo – trombone, conch, didgeridoo Jason Kao Hwang – violin, viola Elektra Kurtis – violin Sarah Bernstein – violin Rosemarie Hertlein – violin Midori Yamamoto – violin Julianne Carney – violin Stephanie Griffin – viola Gwen Laster – viola Alva Anderson – viola Marika Hughes – cello Emma Alabaster – contrabass Brahim Fribgane - oud, cajon, percussion James Hurt – sogo, kidi, igbo bell, percussion Matt Kilmer – frame drum, djembe, kanjira, percussion, electronics Tim Kieper – dusun’goni, pandiero, percussion Keita Ogawa – earthtone drum, hadjira, pandeiro, percussion Joe Hertenstein – percussion, electronics Alex Marcelo – piano, fender rhodes Kenny Wessel – electric guitar, banjo, looping, processing Marco Cappelli – acoustic guitar, looping, processing Stuart Popejoy – acoustic bass guitar Jerome Harris – acoustic bass guitar Damon Banks – electric bass guitar Brandon Terzic - oud, n'goni
Emeline Michel; Haitian queen of song performs music from her new CD featuring Gwen Laster and Gwen with string trio.
Emeline Michel; Haitian Queen of Song plays music from her new CD featuring Gwen Laster and Gwen with string trio.