Artists


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2 0 1 6   ARTISTS - IN - RESIDENCE

NAPOLEON MADDOX

SAT. JULY 30th // 7:15 - 8:00 PM @ WARSAW AVE FIREHOUSE

A "pillar of positivity" (CityBeat), Napoleon Maddox is a true Hip-hop ambassador. As a producer, human beatbox artist, vocalist, DJ and leader of a Hip-hop band called ISWHAT?!, Napoleon has created and performed music for cable and Public Television programs in the US and for The Arte network in Europe, North Africa and Middle East. He has worked with highly respected Hip-hop, Rock, Jazz and Classical musicians including Chuck D, DJ Spinna, DJ Logic, Archie Shepp, Vernon Reid and Les Paul. He has worked with the US Embassy and Departments of Cultural Affairs in England, France, Estonia, Serbia, Germany and Morocco. 

www.napoleonmaddox.com

"Recent Sightings of Millie-Christine"

During the 4 week Artist-in-Residence program, MYCincinnati students explored the life stories of Napoleon's great-grand-aunts, Millie-Christine. Born into slavery in the state of North Carolina (1851) Millie-Christine lived to be known as the longest living conjoined twins. They passed away in 1912.

Pulling from those conversations poetry, narrative. and soundscape, the group formed a program of music and spoken word that brought the phenomenal conjoined twins from the 1850's into 2016. This project was also supported by Cincinnati CAC, Festival Banlieues Bleues - Paris, FR, LaRodia - Besançon, FR & The Kampala Biennial - Kampala, Uganda.

OFIR KLEMPERER

FRI. JULY 29th // 6:30 - 7:15 PM @ WARSAW AVE FIREHOUSE

Ofir Klemperer (b. Haifa, Israel) currently lives in Cincinnati OH and is a composer, improviser, singer/song writer, and producer. He received his B.Mus. and M.Mus. in Composition from the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, The Netherlands. Leaning heavily on his Korg MS-20, Ofir writes melodic lines, and orchestrates classical instruments together with punk and electronics, applying pop oriented music into an experimental and noise approach. www.ofirklemperer.wordpress.com

"A Fresh New Millisecond of Comfortable Errors"

Ofir performed with MYCincinnati a series of ambient pieces arranged for a large ensemble of MYCincinnati musicians. The ensemble was divided to two groups: One group playing written material that had a distinct repetitive character, constructed from melodic and harmonic elements. The other group functioned as an improvising ensemble that communicated through hand signals and produced strange noises. Ofir performed with the ensemble both as the conductor and with his signature MS-20 analog synthesizer.

ISAAC KARNS

FRI. JULY 29th // 8:45 - 9:30 PM @ WARSAW AVE FIREHOUSE

Isaac Karns is a musician, songwriter and producer currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio. A long time member of acclaimed indie-pop band Pomegranates, Karns is passionate about expanding auditory expression through collaboration and exuberant experimentation. Currently operating a recording studio in downtown, Karns enjoys recording and producing a kaleidoscopic range of artists.

www.isaacjoel.net

"Starpoke and the Sky Roundup"

Karns teamed up with visual artist Emiline Sites to create an animated silent film chronicling the adventures of an intergalactic space cowboy. Drawing inspiration from Cincinnati's rich cultural history, the film will was accompanied by a live soundtrack performed by Karns and the musicians of MYCincinnati. Dreamy, funky, spacey, cowboys. 

 
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LAZY HEART

SAT. JULY 30th // 9:15 - 10:00 PM @ WARSAW AVE FIREHOUSE

Lazy Heart is an experimental rock band comprised of MYCincinnati Teaching Artists Stephen Patota, Ben Sloan, and Josh Fink. Known for their lilting melodies, virtuosic instrumental textures, unpredictable rhythms, and subversive lyrics, Lazy Heart is a legend of the Cincinnati underground. Recalling the sounds of Deerhoof, OOIOO, Grizzly Bear, and Dirty Projectors, Lazy Heart lures you in and then spits you out. www.lazyheart.net

"music for bleep bloop"

music for bleep bloop is an ever-expanding collection of musical vignettes and experiments. MYCincinnati students joined forces with Lazy Heart to create a series of psychedelic textures and bright melodies, interweaving layers of harmony and jagged rhythm. music for bleep bloop aimed to blur the line between acoustic and electronic sound, while also sharing with MYCincinnati musicians the raw sound and power of amplified instrumentation.

 
DESIRAE HOSLEY FRI. JULY 29th // 7:00 - 7:45 PM @ LISH Desirae “The Silent Poet” Hosley was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Known for being the quietest person on the scene, it’s astounding to see such a little lady with a big voice that packs a powerful punch. Leader of the new teen poetry generation, Desirae is a teaching Artist-In-Residence at Northside’s creative writing and literacy center, WordPlay Cincy. She is a published author, spoken word artist, community organizer, and actress.  facebook.com/DesiMarie & instagram.com/iamthesilentpoet "Walking Canvas" Desirae worked with the Cincy Scribes, a teen poetry collective, to create a group response to the song "Glory" by Common and John Legend. MYCincinnati youth musicians accompanied the poets with newly composed music, performing alongside their literary counterparts in a groundbreaking and powerful collaborative performance. Visual art inspired by the process was hand screen-printed onto t-shirts by the youth, with the help of Price Hill artist Lizzy DuQuette.

DESIRAE HOSLEY

FRI. JULY 29th // 7:00 - 7:45 PM @ LISH

Desirae “The Silent Poet” Hosley was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Known for being the quietest person on the scene, it’s astounding to see such a little lady with a big voice that packs a powerful punch. Leader of the new teen poetry generation, Desirae is a teaching Artist-In-Residence at Northside’s creative writing and literacy center, WordPlay Cincy. She is a published author, spoken word artist, community organizer, and actress. 

facebook.com/DesiMarie & instagram.com/iamthesilentpoet

"Walking Canvas"

Desirae worked with the Cincy Scribes, a teen poetry collective, to create a group response to the song "Glory" by Common and John Legend. MYCincinnati youth musicians accompanied the poets with newly composed music, performing alongside their literary counterparts in a groundbreaking and powerful collaborative performance. Visual art inspired by the process was hand screen-printed onto t-shirts by the youth, with the help of Price Hill artist Lizzy DuQuette.

 

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2016 PERFORMERS

 

EDDY KWON - Violinist, composer-performer, and MYCincinnati Director

ZOHAIR HUSSAIN - Poet, musician, tight-rope walker

APRINA JOHNSON - Musician and activist

Siri Imani - Poet, Singer & Activist

LAS HISTORIAS DEL MOVIMIENTO - Price Hill community members shared their stories of life, immigration, and movement.

Preston Bell Charles III - Creative violinist & composer

Whitfield Crocker - Benjamin Thomas' unparalleled musicianship and songwriting, with full band

ERIN KEESY - Soprano, Cincinnati Opera

DaShawn Mitchell - Hip Hop Dancer

Stephen Patota (LAZY HEART) - Guitarist, composer, improviser, and MYCincinnati Teaching Artist.

Geoffrey Goldman aka Jugh Jeffner - Poet

JENNIFER SIMONE - Musician, sound therapist, vibrational healer

JENNIFER SIMONE - Musician, sound therapist, vibrational healer

John Morris Russell (Cincinnati Pops)

POP EMPIRE - Future blues with Price Hill roots

MELVIN TAYLOR & THE PRODIGAL SUNZ - A Cappella gospel group led by Price Hill living legend Melvin Taylor (Blind Boys of Mississippi)

Jori An Cotton - Poet & Elementz Teaching Artist

Genevieve Guimond - Cellist (Yo-Yo Ma Fellow)

MYCincinnati Ambassador Ensemble - String septet committed to social justice

Kalla Ervin - Ambassador Ensemble Violinist & Poet

ADRIA CAFFARO - Mezzo-Soprano, Cincinnati Opera

CHASE PUBLIC - Short Order Poetry