Artists

CREATIVE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

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 will explore 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 will form a program of music and spoken word that brings the phenomenal conjoined twins from the 1850's into 2016. This project is 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 will perform with MYCincinnati a series of ambient pieces arranged for a large ensemble of MYCincinnati musicians. The ensemble will be divided to two groups: One group will play written material that has a distinct repetitive character, constructed from melodic and harmonic elements. The other group will function as an improvising ensemble that communicates through hand signals and will produce strange noises. Ofir will perform 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"

For this performance, Karns will team 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 be 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 will join 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 aims 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 will work 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 will accompany the poets with newly composed music, performing alongside their literary counterparts in a groundbreaking and powerful collaborative performance. Visual art inspired by the process will be 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 will work 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 will accompany the poets with newly composed music, performing alongside their literary counterparts in a groundbreaking and powerful collaborative performance. Visual art inspired by the process will be hand screen-printed onto t-shirts by the youth, with the help of Price Hill artist Lizzy DuQuette.

 

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ADDITIONAL ARTISTS

 

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

PERFORMS: JULY 30 // 8:45 - 9:00 PM @ LISH

ZOHAIR HUSSAIN - Poet, musician, tight-rope walker

PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 9:30 - 9:45 PM @ WARSAW ROOM

APRINA JOHNSON - Musician and activist

PERFORMS: JULY 30 // 6:45 - 7:15 PM @ LISH

Siri Imani - Poet, Singer & Activist

PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 9:45 - 10:00 PM @ WARSAW ROOM

PERFORMS: JULY 30 // 6:45 - 7:00 PM @ FIREHOUSE

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

JULY 30 // 7:45 - 8:30 PM @ WARSAW ROOM

Preston Bell Charles III - Creative violinist & composer

PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 8:00 - 8:15 @ FIREHOUSE

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

PERFORMS: JULY 30 // 10:15 - 10:45 @ FIREHOUSE

ERIN KEESY - Soprano, Cincinnati Opera

PERFORMS: JULY 30 // 5:00 - 5:45 PM @ PRICE HILL REC

DaShawn Mitchell - Hip Hop Dancer

PERFORMS: JULY 30 // 8:15 - 8:45 @ FIREHOUSE

Stephen Patota (LAZY HEART) - Guitarist, composer, improviser, and MYCincinnati Teaching Artist performs a rare solo set.

PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 8:30 - 8:45 PM @ WARSAW ROOM

Geoffrey Goldman aka Jugh Jeffner - Poet

PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 8:15 - 8:30 @ WARSAW ROOM

JENNIFER SIMONE - Musician, sound therapist, vibrational healer PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 10:00 - 10:30 PM @ WARSAW ROOM

JENNIFER SIMONE - Musician, sound therapist, vibrational healer

PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 10:00 - 10:30 PM @ WARSAW ROOM

John Morris Russell (Cincinnati Pops) - Maestro JMR conducts MYCincinnati's Orchestras for the FESTIVAL OPENING!

JULY 29 // 5:00 - 5:45 PM @ PRICE HILL REC CENTER

POP EMPIRE - Future blues with Price Hill roots

PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 10:30 - 11:15 @ FIREHOUSE

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

PERFORMS: JULY 30 // 8:00 - 8:30 PM @ LISH

Jori An Cotton - Poet & Elementz Teaching Artist

PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 7:45 - 8:00 PM @ FIREHOUSE

Genevieve Guimond - Cellist (Yo-Yo Ma Fellow)

PERFORMS: JULY 29 // 8:15 - 8:45 PM @ LISH

MYCincinnati Ambassador Ensemble - String septet committed to social justice

PERFORMS: JULY 30 // 7:15 - 8:00 PM @ FIREHOUSE (NAPOLEON MADDOX RESIDENCY)

Kalla Ervin - Ambassador Ensemble Violinist & Poet

PERFORMS: JULY 30 // 6:30 - 6:45 PM @ FIREHOUSE

ADRIA CAFFARO - Mezzo-Soprano, Cincinnati Opera

PERFORMS: ;JULY 30 // 5:00 - 5:45 @ PRICE HILL REC

CHASE PUBLIC - Short Order Poetry - Sit down with a poet from Chase Public, and have a conversation about what’s important to you, your life, your passions, your curiosities, or anything else.  The poet will use the conversation as the creative impetus for a poem written just for you.  They’ll type it up on an old manual typewriter, and if you come back about 15 minutes later, the poem will be hanging on a clothesline for you to find, keep, and hopefully enjoy.  

LOCATION & TIMES: JULY 29 - 30 // 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ DISTRICT 3 PARKING LOT


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