SHANE PARISH: GUITAR SOLO

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CONCERT
Shane Parish: Guitar Solo

WED JULY 1
7:30 PM | recommended time of arrival
8:00 PM | concert + webcast begin

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FREE (donations accepted)
liquid concessions available

Shane Parish is one of today’s most inventive and eclectic guitarists. He is most widely known as the founder and creative force behind the critically acclaimed avant-rock band Ahleuchatistas, which has built a cult following through several US and European tours, and has released albums on labels such as John Zorn’s Tzadik Records.

Parish’s solo acoustic guitar work is inspired by West African kora music, the prepared piano works of American composer John Cage, American country blues guitarists John Hurt and Elizabeth Cotten, Chinese pipa music, jazz guitarist Joe Pass, Brazilian guitarist Luiz Bonfa, classical guitar maestro Andres Segovia, Flamenco and non-idiomatic improvisation.

“The work of guitarist Shane Parish is expansive enough to be studied. Yes, there are key themes to his general playing – the intricate rhythmic latticework of Ahleuchatistas, or the tension-building severity of Blind Thorns, for example. Yet, it’s his solo work which helps to develop the “raw materials” that contextualize his many collaborative projects. With his Odei EP, we see the guitarist hard at work in advancing his playing into a zen-like, Cagean interpretation of stormy, introverted vistas. The album abstracts the Basqueian mythical concept of “Odei” (storm cloud) by evoking a sense of wandering though the contrasting compositional roles of hyper-intentionality and elements of chance. As a whole, the EP is a beautiful, solitary narrative – a reflexive exercise in describing the process of solo music-making that’s just as romantic as it is abstract.” — Tiny Mix Tapes

“There’s something almost spiritual in the execution that aligns Parish with the likes of Robbie Basho. Unlike Basho, though, Parish carves out spaces, defines the quiet around him rather than filling it up.” — PopMatters

LEONARDO FUKS: BUILDING 99-CENTS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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WORKSHO(W)P (a show and a workshop)
Leonardo Fuks: Building 99-cents Musical Instruments

WED JUNE 24
7:30 PM | recommended time of arrival
8:00 PM | worksho(w)p and webcast begin

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FREE (donations accepted)
liquid concessions available

This is a Listening/Hands-On acoustics demonstration for the making of musical instruments and sounds out of unexpected materials such as straws and plastic films, resulting in “99-cents oboes and bassoons”.

Brazilian musical acoustician, oboist and professor of music at The Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Leonardo Fuks has a passion for building simple but effective instruments out of alternative and discarded materials.

Geared towards a general audience with interest in instrument building, this half “listening session”, half “workshop” aims to experiment, demonstrate and share some simple alternative instruments of Dr. Fuks’ design that could effectively be adopted as “regular” musical instruments in their own right. He will also propose attitudes and strategies for their musical use.

This workshop may deal with the making of musical instruments and sounds out of unexpected materials such as straws and plastic films. He will demonstrate sounds from whistles and modified recorders, and members of the audience will be invited to make an unusual instrument.

The four instruments will include:

THE DUDUKTRON: a hybrid instrument that combines an Armenian Duduk with a commercial smarthpone app

THE SHOFFILM: a plastic film “shofar”, that plays several tones

THE CHROMATIC SAMBA WHISTLE: a chromatic samba whistle

THE PLASTIC FILM OBOE and FILM BASSOON: a very simplified and cheap double-reed instrument

Upon conclusion of his workshop/demo, Leonardo Fuks will put together a final performance involving audience/participants.

THANKS TO: CITY OF MIAMI BEACH | MIAMI-DADE COUNTY | STATE OF FLORIDA