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2019 #PHCCF Artists


 

2018 Artists-In-Residence

 
TOMEKA REID | INTRO TO IMPROVISATIONAL CONCEPTS AND COMPOSITION TECHNIQUES FOR MIXED ENSEMBLE  Recently described as a "New Jazz Power Source" by the New York Times, Chicago cellist and composer Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in Chicago's bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Her disctinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. Reid has been a key member of ensembles led by legendary reedists like Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, as well as a younger generation of visionaries including flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander, and drummer Mike Reed.  Students will develop, compose, and perform their own collectively composed compositions, will lead their own ensemble using conduction and be exposed to the language music principles based on the work of Anthony Braxton.   http://tomekareid.net/    http://www.facebook.com/tomekacello/   https://tricentricfoundation.org

TOMEKA REID | INTRO TO IMPROVISATIONAL CONCEPTS AND COMPOSITION TECHNIQUES FOR MIXED ENSEMBLE

Recently described as a "New Jazz Power Source" by the New York Times, Chicago cellist and composer Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in Chicago's bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Her disctinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. Reid has been a key member of ensembles led by legendary reedists like Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, as well as a younger generation of visionaries including flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander, and drummer Mike Reed.

Students will develop, compose, and perform their own collectively composed compositions, will lead their own ensemble using conduction and be exposed to the language music principles based on the work of Anthony Braxton.

http://tomekareid.net/
http://www.facebook.com/tomekacello/ https://tricentricfoundation.org

COLLABORATIVE | COLLABORATIVE  collaborative: [col] + [labore]  Collaborative is a group of artists whom have never worked together before and as a result have no bio of past successes or failures. Each artists in the collaboration has their own personal history with their selected discipline(s) and a variety of interests; including, but not limited to, art therapy/mental health, performance/interdisciplinary art, social activism, human experience, composition, and sound art.  Collaborate, a verb used to represent working together, can be clouded in action by worry and pride. Are we able to live the verb and do it justice - reflect the roots of the word, [col]+[labore] which translate to: to labor together". Collaborative raises questions about artist residencies, collaborations and artists for hire by organizations. Can artists work for one another rather than compete for a few coveted positions?  In this residency artists may change their involvement during the course of the project, invite others to contribute, or decide to work with a medium they are less experienced with:additionally, all students will be considered artists in residence, rather than participants. Collaborative is an opportunity for adult and student artists to reflect on the action of "collaborating." The large amount of people, varying opinions and lack of predetermined structure will ask for all involved to implement high levels of compromise, forgiveness and compassion.  The group will create a new interdisciplinary project for the festival that incorporates interactive D.I.Y activities and an interdisciplinary performance combining movement, new compositions, sound art, visual art, puppetry, sculpture/installation, spoken word, performance art, and whatever else the group decides. Follow us on Instagram  @col_labore  and if you have the desire to indeed collaborate - drop a message and let us know!

COLLABORATIVE | COLLABORATIVE

collaborative: [col] + [labore]

Collaborative is a group of artists whom have never worked together before and as a result have no bio of past successes or failures. Each artists in the collaboration has their own personal history with their selected discipline(s) and a variety of interests; including, but not limited to, art therapy/mental health, performance/interdisciplinary art, social activism, human experience, composition, and sound art.

Collaborate, a verb used to represent working together, can be clouded in action by worry and pride. Are we able to live the verb and do it justice - reflect the roots of the word, [col]+[labore] which translate to: to labor together". Collaborative raises questions about artist residencies, collaborations and artists for hire by organizations. Can artists work for one another rather than compete for a few coveted positions?

In this residency artists may change their involvement during the course of the project, invite others to contribute, or decide to work with a medium they are less experienced with:additionally, all students will be considered artists in residence, rather than participants. Collaborative is an opportunity for adult and student artists to reflect on the action of "collaborating." The large amount of people, varying opinions and lack of predetermined structure will ask for all involved to implement high levels of compromise, forgiveness and compassion.

The group will create a new interdisciplinary project for the festival that incorporates interactive D.I.Y activities and an interdisciplinary performance combining movement, new compositions, sound art, visual art, puppetry, sculpture/installation, spoken word, performance art, and whatever else the group decides. Follow us on Instagram @col_labore and if you have the desire to indeed collaborate - drop a message and let us know!

JOSIAH WOLF | ONE PLUTONIAN YEAR  Josiah Wolf graduated from CCM in 1999 and has been performing and recording ever since. Some of his musical projects include WHY? and dream tiger. More recently he found a passion for astronomy. The question of perspective and scale have always been of interest and in 2015 he received a People’s Liberty grant to construct a scale model of the solar system entitled SPACE WALK. Last year, again through PL, Josiah and his wife, Liz, constructed a sound/light installation entitled Orbital Resonance. This was the prototype for One Plutonian Year which will be performed by the MYCincinnati Cosmic Ensemble.  This piece’s goal is to give the audience and performers a real sense of how the orbital periods of Pluto, the eight planets and the seven largest moons in our solar system relate to one another through a series of musical themes and moving lights. The performance begins with Pluto's theme then each planet and moon enter one at a time until they are all playing together creating a 360 degree emersion of competing yet harmonious sounds, rhythms and lights. After pluto has completed one orbit around the sun the piece finishes with Pluto's theme once again.   http://whywithaquestionmark.com   http://spacewalkcincinnati.tumblr.com/   https://vimeo.com/248010272

JOSIAH WOLF | ONE PLUTONIAN YEAR

Josiah Wolf graduated from CCM in 1999 and has been performing and recording ever since. Some of his musical projects include WHY? and dream tiger. More recently he found a passion for astronomy. The question of perspective and scale have always been of interest and in 2015 he received a People’s Liberty grant to construct a scale model of the solar system entitled SPACE WALK. Last year, again through PL, Josiah and his wife, Liz, constructed a sound/light installation entitled Orbital Resonance. This was the prototype for One Plutonian Year which will be performed by the MYCincinnati Cosmic Ensemble.

This piece’s goal is to give the audience and performers a real sense of how the orbital periods of Pluto, the eight planets and the seven largest moons in our solar system relate to one another through a series of musical themes and moving lights. The performance begins with Pluto's theme then each planet and moon enter one at a time until they are all playing together creating a 360 degree emersion of competing yet harmonious sounds, rhythms and lights. After pluto has completed one orbit around the sun the piece finishes with Pluto's theme once again.

http://whywithaquestionmark.com
http://spacewalkcincinnati.tumblr.com/
https://vimeo.com/248010272

 
COLLABORATIVE | COLLABORATIVE  collaborative: [col] + [labore]  Collaborative is a group of artists whom have never worked together before and as a result have no bio of past successes or failures. Each artists in the collaboration has their own personal history with their selected discipline(s) and a variety of interests; including, but not limited to, art therapy/mental health, performance/interdisciplinary art, social activism, human experience, composition, and sound art.  Collaborate, a verb used to represent working together, can be clouded in action by worry and pride. Are we able to live the verb and do it justice - reflect the roots of the word, [col]+[labore] which translate to: to labor together". Collaborative raises questions about artist residencies, collaborations and artists for hire by organizations. Can artists work for one another rather than compete for a few coveted positions?  In this residency artists may change their involvement during the course of the project, invite others to contribute, or decide to work with a medium they are less experienced with:additionally, all students will be considered artists in residence, rather than participants. Collaborative is an opportunity for adult and student artists to reflect on the action of "collaborating." The large amount of people, varying opinions and lack of predetermined structure will ask for all involved to implement high levels of compromise, forgiveness and compassion.  The group will create a new interdisciplinary project for the festival that incorporates interactive D.I.Y activities and an interdisciplinary performance combining movement, new compositions, sound art, visual art, puppetry, sculpture/installation, spoken word, performance art, and whatever else the group decides. Follow us on Instagram  @col_labore  and if you have the desire to indeed collaborate - drop a message and let us know!

COLLABORATIVE | COLLABORATIVE

collaborative: [col] + [labore]

Collaborative is a group of artists whom have never worked together before and as a result have no bio of past successes or failures. Each artists in the collaboration has their own personal history with their selected discipline(s) and a variety of interests; including, but not limited to, art therapy/mental health, performance/interdisciplinary art, social activism, human experience, composition, and sound art.

Collaborate, a verb used to represent working together, can be clouded in action by worry and pride. Are we able to live the verb and do it justice - reflect the roots of the word, [col]+[labore] which translate to: to labor together". Collaborative raises questions about artist residencies, collaborations and artists for hire by organizations. Can artists work for one another rather than compete for a few coveted positions?

In this residency artists may change their involvement during the course of the project, invite others to contribute, or decide to work with a medium they are less experienced with:additionally, all students will be considered artists in residence, rather than participants. Collaborative is an opportunity for adult and student artists to reflect on the action of "collaborating." The large amount of people, varying opinions and lack of predetermined structure will ask for all involved to implement high levels of compromise, forgiveness and compassion.

The group will create a new interdisciplinary project for the festival that incorporates interactive D.I.Y activities and an interdisciplinary performance combining movement, new compositions, sound art, visual art, puppetry, sculpture/installation, spoken word, performance art, and whatever else the group decides. Follow us on Instagram @col_labore and if you have the desire to indeed collaborate - drop a message and let us know!

Jarrod Cann is a filmmaker and music lover. He often keeps two avocados and a copy of Air Bud 3D in his backpack in preparation for Y2k. Jarrod is currently struggling to escape The Internet. In 2016, his film  GOOD WHITE PEOPLE: A Short Film About Gentrification  won several awards including the Camden International Film Festival’s Best Short Doc of 2016. In early 2018, Jarrod launched  Potentiator  -- a media company dedicated to exploring stories about identity, culture, and activism in America. He continues to work on his first feature-length documentary titled, Let The Gods Dance, the story of a teenage boy who challenges caste prejudice with the power of percussion in post-colonial Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. A film that currently needs  your support !   What do we mean when we use terms like “urban renewal”, "revitalization", and "gentrification"? Who do these practices serve and who has the power to access to the tools of development? Whose stories and who's visions are at risk of erasure? How do the residents of a city determine and influence the agents of change in their own neighborhood? Eyes on the Hillside is a team-driven audiovisual storytelling project driven by these questions resulting in a live score influenced by and synchronized to a short film made by the students of MYCincinnati. By documenting the personal narratives of Price Hill residents the project will help to start a conversation about racial identities, class conflicts, and their relationship to the geography of power in one of many neighborhoods in Cincinnati experiencing “urban renewal”.   http://jarrodcann.com

Jarrod Cann is a filmmaker and music lover. He often keeps two avocados and a copy of Air Bud 3D in his backpack in preparation for Y2k. Jarrod is currently struggling to escape The Internet. In 2016, his film GOOD WHITE PEOPLE: A Short Film About Gentrification won several awards including the Camden International Film Festival’s Best Short Doc of 2016. In early 2018, Jarrod launched Potentiator -- a media company dedicated to exploring stories about identity, culture, and activism in America. He continues to work on his first feature-length documentary titled, Let The Gods Dance, the story of a teenage boy who challenges caste prejudice with the power of percussion in post-colonial Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. A film that currently needs your support!


What do we mean when we use terms like “urban renewal”, "revitalization", and "gentrification"? Who do these practices serve and who has the power to access to the tools of development? Whose stories and who's visions are at risk of erasure? How do the residents of a city determine and influence the agents of change in their own neighborhood? Eyes on the Hillside is a team-driven audiovisual storytelling project driven by these questions resulting in a live score influenced by and synchronized to a short film made by the students of MYCincinnati. By documenting the personal narratives of Price Hill residents the project will help to start a conversation about racial identities, class conflicts, and their relationship to the geography of power in one of many neighborhoods in Cincinnati experiencing “urban renewal”.

http://jarrodcann.com

2018 Performers


 

2017 Artists In Residence

 
ELESE DANIEL | CALLER ID  Elese Daniel is a poet. She is a board member of Chase Public and currently the Writer in Residence at WordPlay Cincy. She often rides a bicycle, mostly to play bike polo. She has three poems forthcoming in soft magazine.  Caller ID is a poetic concert discussing identity, culture and communication through family relationships, inquiry and (re)discovery. Local poet Elese Daniel and MYCincinnati musicians will collaboratively weave through a poetic narrative and soundscape inviting us into their worlds and our own. Knowing more about ourselves and others can often start with hello.

ELESE DANIEL | CALLER ID

Elese Daniel is a poet. She is a board member of Chase Public and currently the Writer in Residence at WordPlay Cincy. She often rides a bicycle, mostly to play bike polo. She has three poems forthcoming in soft magazine.

Caller ID is a poetic concert discussing identity, culture and communication through family relationships, inquiry and (re)discovery. Local poet Elese Daniel and MYCincinnati musicians will collaboratively weave through a poetic narrative and soundscape inviting us into their worlds and our own. Knowing more about ourselves and others can often start with hello.

KANEZA SCHAAL | JACK&JILL  Kaneza Schaal is a New York City based artist. She came up in the downtown experimental theater community, first working with The Wooster Group, then with other companies and artists including Elevator Repair Service, Richard Maxwell/New York City Players, Dean Moss, Claude Wampler, Jay Scheib, Jim Findlay, New York City Opera, and National Public Radio. This work brought her to over 18 countries and venues including Centre Pompidou, Royal Lyceum Theater Edinburgh, REDCAT, The Whitney Museum, BAM, The Kitchen, St. Ann’s Warehouse, and MoMA.  Schaal received a 2016 Creative Capital Award to develop her next work, JACK&JILL. Schaal was an Artist-in-Residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and received a 2014 Princess Grace Award grant, LMCC Process Space residency, Bogliasco Fellowship, Nathan Cummings Foundation grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, and Princess Grace George C. Wolfe Award. She was a member of Kara Walker’s 6-8 Months Space and her video work appeared in Visionaire.  JACK&JILL is a comedy of errors structured on social codes and trainings from prison re-entry programs to debutante balls. The performance considers the metric-less damages of being in prison; not the time one has served but the measure of one’s dreaming that is given to the state. Aspirational class stories found in 1950’s sitcoms like the Honeymooners and Amos and Andy intersect with real and imagined entering-society ceremonies like debutante balls. Directed by Kaneza Schaal and starring Cornell Alston, the artists explore markers of transition and transformation, and the liminal ritual spaces that bridge worlds. MYCincinnati musicians will collaborate with Schaal to present an in-progress performance. The complete work will be premiered at the Contemporary Arts Center during the 2017-18 Black Box Performance Series season.  http://www.kanezaschaal.com/

KANEZA SCHAAL | JACK&JILL

Kaneza Schaal is a New York City based artist. She came up in the downtown experimental theater community, first working with The Wooster Group, then with other companies and artists including Elevator Repair Service, Richard Maxwell/New York City Players, Dean Moss, Claude Wampler, Jay Scheib, Jim Findlay, New York City Opera, and National Public Radio. This work brought her to over 18 countries and venues including Centre Pompidou, Royal Lyceum Theater Edinburgh, REDCAT, The Whitney Museum, BAM, The Kitchen, St. Ann’s Warehouse, and MoMA.

Schaal received a 2016 Creative Capital Award to develop her next work, JACK&JILL. Schaal was an Artist-in-Residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and received a 2014 Princess Grace Award grant, LMCC Process Space residency, Bogliasco Fellowship, Nathan Cummings Foundation grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, and Princess Grace George C. Wolfe Award. She was a member of Kara Walker’s 6-8 Months Space and her video work appeared in Visionaire.

JACK&JILL is a comedy of errors structured on social codes and trainings from prison re-entry programs to debutante balls. The performance considers the metric-less damages of being in prison; not the time one has served but the measure of one’s dreaming that is given to the state. Aspirational class stories found in 1950’s sitcoms like the Honeymooners and Amos and Andy intersect with real and imagined entering-society ceremonies like debutante balls. Directed by Kaneza Schaal and starring Cornell Alston, the artists explore markers of transition and transformation, and the liminal ritual spaces that bridge worlds. MYCincinnati musicians will collaborate with Schaal to present an in-progress performance. The complete work will be premiered at the Contemporary Arts Center during the 2017-18 Black Box Performance Series season.

http://www.kanezaschaal.com/

INTERMEDIO | ZEITGEBER  Intermedio is a trio of interdisciplinary artists including Eric Blyth, Sam Ferris-Morris, and Justin West. Often taking on multiple roles as artists, architects, designers, musicians, and programmers, the members of Intermedio collaborate to design and realize immersive environments, performances and installations. Their work has been made for a wide range of events and venues, including museums, DIY spaces, festivals, residential installations, and Maker Faires. Rooting their practice in music composition, they often collaborate with ensembles and individuals to develop interdisciplinary performances which consider and expand the traditional concept of concert experiences.  A Zeitgeber is an environmental cue, such as light, which influences the timing of internal biological clocks that regulate all of the body’s functions. This piece juxtaposes biological time with machine time and explores what happens when they intersect.  Performed in a darkened room, each performer is paired with a free-standing light. The light’s purpose is twofold: to be a visual connection to the music and to react and communicate musical ideas across the ensemble. The light patterns are controlled both by the computer and by the performers generating the musical form through rules which utilize the light as a visual score. Suite-like in conception, different rules will delineate a set of pieces which generate totally new musical features with each performance. The result is an immersive audio and visual experience for both performers and audience.  http://www.intermedio.io  https://www.facebook.com/intermedioio/  https://twitter.com/Intermedio_io  https://vimeo.com/intermedioio  https://soundcloud.com/knee-play

INTERMEDIO | ZEITGEBER

Intermedio is a trio of interdisciplinary artists including Eric Blyth, Sam Ferris-Morris, and Justin West. Often taking on multiple roles as artists, architects, designers, musicians, and programmers, the members of Intermedio collaborate to design and realize immersive environments, performances and installations. Their work has been made for a wide range of events and venues, including museums, DIY spaces, festivals, residential installations, and Maker Faires. Rooting their practice in music composition, they often collaborate with ensembles and individuals to develop interdisciplinary performances which consider and expand the traditional concept of concert experiences.

A Zeitgeber is an environmental cue, such as light, which influences the timing of internal biological clocks that regulate all of the body’s functions. This piece juxtaposes biological time with machine time and explores what happens when they intersect.

Performed in a darkened room, each performer is paired with a free-standing light. The light’s purpose is twofold: to be a visual connection to the music and to react and communicate musical ideas across the ensemble. The light patterns are controlled both by the computer and by the performers generating the musical form through rules which utilize the light as a visual score. Suite-like in conception, different rules will delineate a set of pieces which generate totally new musical features with each performance. The result is an immersive audio and visual experience for both performers and audience.

http://www.intermedio.io

https://www.facebook.com/intermedioio/

https://twitter.com/Intermedio_io

https://vimeo.com/intermedioio

https://soundcloud.com/knee-play

SIRI IMANI | LOST GENERATION  Siri Imani is quickly emerging as one of the Midwest’s young, black voices. Her poetry is infused with hard truths, tough love and visions of a better tomorrow.  Never has an artist been more open and honest on the stage than Siri Imani. She weaves together song and poetry to tell powerful stories of love and liberation; state and personal violence; social/ environmental/racial and sexual justice; women’s empowerment and human transcendence.  She openly, poetically reflects on her life as a lesbian, black, inner city youth and former college athlete. Siri Imani is a boundary-breaking soul sister who has sharpened her art as a tool for popular education, community organizing and personal transcendence. She is a warrior woman writer not afraid to tell her personal truths and making biting social commentary on the world we live in.  Lost Generation will be a mixed genre production using spoken word poetry, visual art, dance, and music. A frank, melodic exploration into the lives, stereotypes, and realities of what so many called a “Lost Generation” (millennials and generations Y & Z). Featuring a youth collective of poets, lyricists, dancers, and musicians, all under the guidance of Siri, the performance will explore issues of mental health, fluidity in sexuality, spirituality, bullying, homelessness, acceptance, and personal transcendence.  https://www.facebook.com/siriimaniartistpage https://www.facebook.com/blvckseeds https://www.instagram.com/siri_imani https://www.instagram.com/blvckseeds/

SIRI IMANI | LOST GENERATION

Siri Imani is quickly emerging as one of the Midwest’s young, black voices. Her poetry is infused with hard truths, tough love and visions of a better tomorrow.

Never has an artist been more open and honest on the stage than Siri Imani. She weaves together song and poetry to tell powerful stories of love and liberation; state and personal violence; social/ environmental/racial and sexual justice; women’s empowerment and human transcendence.

She openly, poetically reflects on her life as a lesbian, black, inner city youth and former college athlete. Siri Imani is a boundary-breaking soul sister who has sharpened her art as a tool for popular education, community organizing and personal transcendence. She is a warrior woman writer not afraid to tell her personal truths and making biting social commentary on the world we live in.

Lost Generation will be a mixed genre production using spoken word poetry, visual art, dance, and music. A frank, melodic exploration into the lives, stereotypes, and realities of what so many called a “Lost Generation” (millennials and generations Y & Z). Featuring a youth collective of poets, lyricists, dancers, and musicians, all under the guidance of Siri, the performance will explore issues of mental health, fluidity in sexuality, spirituality, bullying, homelessness, acceptance, and personal transcendence.

https://www.facebook.com/siriimaniartistpage
https://www.facebook.com/blvckseeds
https://www.instagram.com/siri_imani
https://www.instagram.com/blvckseeds/

JORDANA GREENBERG | MUSIC & CHANGING THE WORLD  Jordana Greenberg is a multi-genre musician who has performed on five continents as a violinist and singer. Dubbed "one of the finest lyricists in the Americana world" (No Surf Review), Jordana is also the primary songwriter and founder of the internationally touring chamber-folk trio Harpeth Rising. She studied with Miriam Fried at both Indiana University and New England Conservatory in Boston. Jordana once won first place in her age division at a really hilly 5k race in Bedford, Indiana. She loves dogs, cooking and crocheting. A resident of of Price Hill since November 2016, Jordana already loves Cincinnati a LOT.  Music and Changing the World: Protest Songs from the Folk, Blues and Spiritual Traditions, Volume 1 // Music has been the sustaining life-force of peoples throughout history, and protest songs have served as a reminder that whatever else is taken from us, our voices will find a way. This program strives to celebrate the music of several different cultures and social movements - songs that inspired action, soothed violence, facilitated discussion, and which continue to influence our lives and our approach to the current world. From condemnation of the government to the demand for freedom to the celebration of life, we examine what it means to stand up for an idea through the power of music.  www.facebook.com/harpethrising  www.harpethrising.com

JORDANA GREENBERG | MUSIC & CHANGING THE WORLD

Jordana Greenberg is a multi-genre musician who has performed on five continents as a violinist and singer. Dubbed "one of the finest lyricists in the Americana world" (No Surf Review), Jordana is also the primary songwriter and founder of the internationally touring chamber-folk trio Harpeth Rising. She studied with Miriam Fried at both Indiana University and New England Conservatory in Boston. Jordana once won first place in her age division at a really hilly 5k race in Bedford, Indiana. She loves dogs, cooking and crocheting. A resident of of Price Hill since November 2016, Jordana already loves Cincinnati a LOT.

Music and Changing the World: Protest Songs from the Folk, Blues and Spiritual Traditions, Volume 1 // Music has been the sustaining life-force of peoples throughout history, and protest songs have served as a reminder that whatever else is taken from us, our voices will find a way. This program strives to celebrate the music of several different cultures and social movements - songs that inspired action, soothed violence, facilitated discussion, and which continue to influence our lives and our approach to the current world. From condemnation of the government to the demand for freedom to the celebration of life, we examine what it means to stand up for an idea through the power of music.

www.facebook.com/harpethrising

www.harpethrising.com


2017 Performers


 

2016 Artists-In-Residence

 
LAZY HEART  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.

LAZY HEART

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.

NAPOLEON MADDOX  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.

NAPOLEON MADDOX

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.

ISAAC KARNS  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.

ISAAC KARNS

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.

NAPOLEON MADDOX  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.

NAPOLEON MADDOX

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.

NAPOLEON MADDOX  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.

NAPOLEON MADDOX

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.

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2016 Performers