Theater Grottesco and High Mayhem Present: POINT REYES, a San Francisco new music ensemble (vibraphone, cello, percussion, bass, guitar, and voice) in collaboration with Nini Julia Bang, a principal singer with TEATR ZAR, a post-Grotowski ensemble dedicated to research on the voice and body and work with traditional singing from across Eastern Europe.
Performance at 7pm – 8pm
Masterclass at 8:15- 9:45pm
Performance Tickets: $15.00
Workshop Tickets: $15.00
Performance & Workshop: $25.00
POINT REYES (Asa Horvitz, Kyle Farrell, Dan Binschedler, Jack Randall), founded in Brooklyn, NY, in 2010 by Horvitz, writes music at the intersection of contemporary classical and popular music. They have toured the United States and Europe with members of Dirty Projectors and the Tetra String Quartet. As individuals the members of POINT REYES have performed with Anthony Braxton, the Giants of Gender, UCLA Chamber Singers, and the Wesleyan Collegium Musicum, at US venues ranging from the Cleveland Museum of Art to the Tulsa New Genre Festival and The Tanglewood Festival, and in international venues ranging from the Shanghai and Beijing Concert Halls to theaters and art spaces in Tunisia, France, Germany, Italy, and Poland. They lived in Warsaw, Poland, in 2011, supported by a Fulbright grant. POINT REYES is on Cakes and Tapes Records (Portugal). http://www.pointreyes.info/
Nini Julia Bang is a singer, actress, musician and composer. She works with Wroclaw, Poland’s Teatr ZAR and collaborates with the American music group POINT REYES. Before joining Teatr ZAR in 2006, Nini studied western classical singing, piano, folk music and music theory in Denmark and then traveled to India to continue her training and research within the field of theater, voice and music. Her deep interest in the human voice has led her to Asia, Tuva, Iceland, Corsica and Georgia – the heart of
polyphonic singing. Nini performs in all three parts of ZAR’s triptych and was instrumental in creating the last two parts: “Caesarian Section: Essays on Suicide and Anhelli: The Calling”. She has performed at many of the premiere venues in the world, including the Barbican Centre and UCLA Live! She is a teacher with ZAR and practices yoga, Aikido, Capoeira, and contact improvisation. teatrzarart.pl
MASTERCLASS (15 PARTICIPANTS ONLY): $15.00
Nini Julia Bang + POINT REYES: Voice and Composition
For: Actors, Singers, Musicians, anyone who’s interested.
We will begin work with polyphonic Corsican songs as a tool to find an open and natural common sound. We will extract elements of Scandinavian and Georgian rhythmical patterns that will lead us to a deeper musical intuition. From there we can start to improvise within the structure of the songs and explore our individual voices.
Then, we will move towards composition. Improvised vocal fragments will be repeated and fixed to create short musical scores. Instrumentalists, vocalists, and actors will collaborate in small groups to create short pieces (based on the fragments improvised while singing Corsican polyphony) that will be performed for the workshop participants and leaders.
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in the voice, in composition, or in interdisciplinary collaboration and who wants to gain new tools for creative expression. It will be intensive, exciting, and fun!
be prepared to sing and work on your feet. Instrumentalists should bring their instruments.
Time: 90 minutes.
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