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Lo'Jo

Recommended Concert: Lo’ Jo (France)

Date: 11/12/2017
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003)
Ticket: $20 (for two couples comp tickets are available. Please mail your names to sohrab.saadat@gmail.com)
Genre: World/Chanson/French trad.

Since they first got together in 1982, in a tiny village near Angiers, France, Lo’Jo have been one of the most eclectic, eccentric and mesmerizing musical collectives that Europe has ever produced. Like their British contemporaries, The Mekons, Lo’Jo are globetrotting legends and musical shapeshifters who’ve gone through many incarnations, and they’ve incorporated theater and visual art into their music since the beginning.

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Music Listings – 4/11 through 4/17/2016

1. Transcendent Arts of Tibet and India

Date: Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 9pm
Venue: Winter Garden (230 Vesey Street New York, NY 10821)
Ticket: free
Genre: Mandala/Indian dance and music

Immerse yourself in the glorious traditions of Tibet and India from April 4-15 in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place!

The first week kicks-off with extraordinary sacred music and dance with The Mystical Arts of Tibet featuring the Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery. Watch throughout the week as they create a magnificent mandala sand painting created with millions of grains of colored sands. The week will conclude with a full performance by the Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery on Friday night and a fascinating closing ceremony for the sand mandala with a procession to the Hudson river on Saturday.

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Trombonist Craig Shepard’s thoughts on preparing “Wind Shadows”

Text by Craig Shepard

Photo by Beth O'Brien

Photo by Beth O’Brien

Wind Shadows is for trombone and pure sine tones. Two speakers are set up, one to the left, and one to the right, and one sine tone comes out of each speaker. They are tuned almost exactly the same. The subtle difference creates a beating pattern that sweeps from left to right through the room once every ten seconds, seeming to change volume for a few seconds as it passes the listener. The trombone stands in between the speakers, and places tones very close to the sine tones, creating another beating pattern. Each trombone tone moves very slightly, and the beating sometimes slightly slows, and other times slightly speeds up.

Even though this is a solo performance, the music comes out of a community. For technical assistance, I am very grateful to Ben Manley and Dan Joseph. For guidance in understanding the piece, special thanks to Daniel Wolf at Material Press, and Alvin Lucier himself, partly through the excellent interviews given in the MusikTexte book Reflections.

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Music Listings – 4/4 through 4/10/2016

1. Transcendent Arts of Tibet and India

Date: Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 9pm
Venue: Winter Garden (230 Vesey Street New York, NY 10821)
Ticket: free
Genre: Mandala/Indian dance and music

Immerse yourself in the glorious traditions of Tibet and India from April 4-15 in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place!

The first week kicks-off with extraordinary sacred music and dance with The Mystical Arts of Tibet featuring the Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery. Watch throughout the week as they create a magnificent mandala sand painting created with millions of grains of colored sands. The week will conclude with a full performance by the Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery on Friday night and a fascinating closing ceremony for the sand mandala with a procession to the Hudson river on Saturday.

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Music Listings – 3/28 through 4/3/2016

1. Reggie Sylvester

Date: Monday, March 28, 2016
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Venue: Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (Abrazo Interno Gallery on 2nd floor, 107 Suffolk Street , New York,  NY)
Tickets: $11
Genre: jazz/improv

Reggie Sylvester – drums
Bern Nix – guitar
Daniel Carter – reed
Francois Grillot – bass
guest vocals – Lindsey Wilson

2. Murchison/Maviel/Hardy // Miriam Atkin // Daro Behroozi

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