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INAUGURAL NYC SOUNDPAINTING FESTIVAL

Soundpainting Inventor Walter Thompson Headlines Brooklyn Fest

May 9th, 10th and 11th at The Firehouse Space

 

Brooklyn, NY For three days and nights, Williamsburg’s Firehouse will host NYC’s inaugural Soundpainting Festival. The festival will feature performances by the country’s leading Soundpainting ensembles and intensive workshops with Soundpainting’s inventor, Walter Thompson. Soundpainting is the live-composing sign language for performers working in the medium of structured improvisation. At present the language comprises over 1200 gestures that are signed by the composer/conductor indicating the type of improvisation desired of the performers. Walter Thompson headlines the festival, leading his NY-based Walter Thompson Orchestra all three nights. The festival will feature six different ensembles, led by six different Soundpainters. Each ensemble will showcase its unique application of the Soundpainting language as they sculpt the improvisations of actors, dancers and musicians. Walter Thompson will offer Soundpainting intensives on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11 from 9:30am-4:30pm. This is a rare stateside visit by Thompson and an opportunity to study with the inventor of the language himself.

 

When: Performances May 9, 10 and 11 at 8:00PM

Soundpainting Workshops with Walter Thompson May 10-11 9:30am-4:30pm

Where: The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

What: NYC Soundpainting Festival

Cost: $12 door, $10 Advance/Student, See website for workshop rates & weekend deals.

Tickets: http://thefirehousespace.org/event/soundpainting-mini-festival-and-workshop/

Closest Subway: L Train to Graham Avenue

 

Choose Pricing Option:

Full line-up of featured ensembles:

Friday, May 9: 8pm Zaha, 9pm NY Soundpainting Orchestra, 10pm Walter Thompson Orchestra

 

Saturday, May 10: 8pm The Brooklyn Soundpainting Company, 9pm Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, 10pm Walter Thompson Orchestra

 

Sunday, May 11: 8pm The Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble (Dennis Shafer), 9pm Walter Thompson Orchestra

 

SOUNDPAINTING is the live-composing sign language for performers working in the medium of structured improvisation. At present the language comprises over 1200 gestures that are signed by the composer/conductor indicating the type of improvisation desired of the performers. Soundpainting is a sculpting tool. It allows a conductor to shape group improvisations in real time. The language was created by composer Walter Thompson in New York beginning in the late 1970’s. The language is now practiced in over 34 countries and on 5 continents. Walter Thompson has been living and working in Europe for the past dozen years where he is celebrated for his unique contribution to structured improvisation and multi-disciplinary performance. Visit Soundpainting.com for more information about Soundpainting.

 

Saturday 3 May @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents 
BACHS INVENTIONS + POETRY

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Join us for a night of poetry and beautiful musical interludes of Bachs inventions.  The interplay between baroque music and poetic voices will set you soaring.

 

Poets: Nicole Terez Dutton/Tara Skurtu/Kathleen Spivack/Diana Norma Szokolyai

 

Musicians: Brian Abbot-Guitar/Jon Amon-Sax/Tim Pence-Guitar/Dennis Shafer-Sax/ Alec Watson-Piano/ Jobey Wilson-Tuba

 

Saturday 5 April @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents: David Krebs and Friends

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire St

Cambridge, MA

Central Square T Stop

 

David Krebs, visiting from Vancouver, will present, improvise with, and hear his own compositions performed.  Hear the opus from start to finish, ranging from an exploration of early ChagallPAC works of an art-particle world to selections from his latest album, Tides which combines acoustic instrumental music with a backdrop of purely electronically-produced sounds.

 

ChagallPAC: Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone / Eckbert Sierra – Saxophone / David Krebs – Composer+Flugelhorn / Gof Parmongkol – Laptop/Electronics

 

Friday 4 April @ Boston Conservatory, 8PM, FREE

  

Dennis Shafer conducts and Soundpaints the Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble 

 

Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory

8 The Fenway

Boston

Hynes Convention Center T Stop

 

The Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble and Quartets from Boston University and New England Conservatory perform pieces by Beethoven, Donatoni, Schmitt, Carlsoema, Krebs and Shafer. Dennis Shafer will conduct and Soundpaint the world premiere of Sounds for Saxophone Ensemble, co-composed by himself and David Krebs.  Also he will conduct Azuleros by Bernard Carlosema.  Both works are electro-acoustically inspired; Sounds for Saxophone Ensemble will have live electronics with Gof Parmongkol performing the sounds of David Krebs live on his laptop.

 

Sunday 30 March @ Firehouse Space, 7-10PM, $10

 

‘Last Sundays’ Soundpainting Sessions Series

 

The Firehouse Space

246 Frost Street

Brooklyn, NY

Graham Ave (L), Metropolitan Ave (G)

 

Join us for these Soundpainting sessions, “Advanced Soundpainting Session-Beginners Welcome.”  We cover new concepts around this live-composing sign language, and share new ideas.  Beginners can ‘swim’ and ask questions, and a short overview of gestures can also be done before diving in with the rest of the group.  Hosted each month by two Soundpainter hosts, these sessions will cover a variety of live-composition topics and will concentrate on different disciplines such as: acting, dancing/movement, lighting design, visual art, music, electronic music.  Join us every last Sunday of the month.  Soundpainting hosts include: Mark Lindberg, Evan Mazunik, Gil Selinger, Dennis Shafer, Tomi Tsunoda, and Leese Walker, each leaders of their own Soundpainting ensembles in New York.

 

This March 30th will be hosted by Dennis Shafer and Leese Walker, along with Leese’s ensemble, the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble.  Dennis Shafer is a saxophonist and live-composer, and Leese Walker is an actor and director.

 

www.StrikeAnywhere.info

www.DennisShafer.com

NYCSoundpainting.tumblr.com

 

 

Saturday 1 March @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Kenneth Radnofsky and Friends: A Night of Saxophone and Electronics

RVSP RECOMMENDED ChagallPAC@gmail.com

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Come enjoy a fine collection of works for saxophone and electronics by Jeremy Van Buskirk and Michael Horvit, performed by Ken Radnofsky.  Jon Amon, Amy McGlothlin, and Dennis Shafer also share their works for saxophone and electronics by composers David Krebs, Claudio Gabriele, Jacob TV, and Jean-Claude Risset.  Don’t miss out on this electro-saxorama!

 

ChagallPAC: Dennis Shafer - saxophone / Jon Amon - saxophone

 

Special Guests: Ken Radnofsky - saxophone / Amy McGlothlin - saxophone

 

BUY TICKETS NOW! CLICK HERE

 

Sunday 23 February @ Firehouse Space, 2-5PM, $10

 

‘Last Sundays’ Soundpainting Sessions Series

 

The Firehouse Space

246 Frost Street

Brooklyn, NY

Graham Ave (L), Metropolitan Ave (G)

 

Join us for these Soundpainting sessions, “Advanced-Beginners Welcome.”  We cover new concepts around this live composing sign language, and share new ideas.  Beginners can ‘swim’ and ask questions, and a short overview of gestures can also be done before diving in with the rest of the group.  Hosted each month by two Soundpainting-conductor hosts, these sessions will cover a variety of live composition topics and concentrating on different disciplines; acting, dancing/movement, lighting design, visual art, music, electronic music are all possible topics for discussion.  Join us every last Sunday 2-5pm.  Soundpainting hosts include Mark Lindberg, Evan Mazunik, Gil Selinger, Dennis Shafer, Tomi Tsunoda, and Leese Walker, each leaders of their own Soundpainting ensembles in New York.

 

This February 23rd session we are lucky to have composer and woodwind improvisor Etienne Rolin from Bordeaux, France, who will join forces with Tomi Tsunoda, theatre director/Soundpainter.  Both Rolin and Tsunoda teach and perform as Soundpainters around the world, and have been working with live composition methods for decades. 

 

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Saturday 1 February @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents Duality Perspective!

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Explore with ChagallPAC artists the realms of sound, rhythm, and poetry.  Duality Perspective will play a set of live loops and improv layered with contemporary-classical style compositions, and Jon Amon and Dennis Shafer will present some contemporary sax duos by Marie-Helene Fournier.

 

ChagallPAC: Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone / Jon Amon - saxophone

 

Duality Perspective: Jason Felitto - bass / Kyle Ruggiere - drums

 

Sunday 25 January @ Firehouse Space, 2-5PM, $10

 

‘Last Sundays’ Soundpainting Sessions Series

 

The Firehouse Space

246 Frost Street

Brooklyn, NY

Graham Ave (L), Metropolitan Ave (G)

 

Join us for these Soundpainting sessions, “Advanced-Beginners Welcome.”  We cover new concepts around this live composing sign language, and share new ideas.  Beginners can ‘swim’ and ask questions, and a short overview of gestures can also be done before diving in with the rest of the group.  Hosted each month by two Soundpainting-conductor hosts, these sessions will cover a variety of live composition topics and concentrating on different disciplines; acting, dancing/movement, lighting design, visual art, music, electronic music are all possible topics for discussion.  Join us every last Sunday 2-5pm.  Soundpainting hosts include Mark Lindberg, Evan Mazunik, Gil Selinger, Dennis Shafer, Tomi Tsunoda, and Leese Walker, each leaders of their own Soundpainting ensembles in New York.

 

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Friday 20 December @ New Workshop Theatre, 7:30PM, FREE

 

Movement of Lobsters: Collaborative Performance Experiments

 

Brooklyn College

2900 Bedford Ave (East Campus)

Brooklyn

Brooklyn College (2,5) Ave H (Q)

 

This cutting-edge multidisciplinary, interactive, multimedia performance features the candidates of Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College.  Dennis Shafer performs in his sub-group dubbed Space Heater, which uses **spoiler alert** interactive sculptures and installations in its performance.  A guaranteed transformative experience, all are welcome to this free event.  PLEASE RESERVE A SEAT HERE:

MovementOfLobsters.eventbrite.com

 

 

Saturday 7 December @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

The Music of Noordwiijk and Lemur Onkyokei, Electronic Sound Artists

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

ChagallPAC welcomes Lemur Onkyokei, New York based Thai artist and Montreal based artist Jeremie Jones.  Jones will present his project Noordwiijk, an experience between electro-acoustic and experimental sound scapes.  Dennis Shafer and Lemur Onkyokei will present their own original work for saxophone and live electronics.  Other surprises include works by David Krebs, live interactive video art, real-time video processing and more. Sneak previews here:

 

tparnmongkol.tumblr.com/sonic

noordwiijk.bandcamp.com

dennisshafer.com/events.html

  

ChagallPAC:

Dennis Shafer – saxophone, Soundpainting / Diana Norma – poetry, Soundpainting

/ Eck Sierra – saxophone

 

Special Guests:

Lemur Onkyokei – Media Artist / Jeremie Jones – Electronics

 

Saturday 2 November @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Saxophone Duos and… 

A Call for Cat's Cradle Palettes by The Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

ChagallPAC makes and answers a call for palettes composed for a Soundpainting Opera inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat's Cradle.  This Opera, co-produced by Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble, ChagallPAC, and Brian Abbott, will premiere at the Drilling Company Theatre in New York City in Winter 2014.  The OUTPOST can be considered, this evening, a testing ground, a construction zone, a tableaux blanche, for this opera.  Palettes by Alec Watson, Brian Abbott, Claudio Gabriele, Diana Norma and, for good measure, one of the finest saxophone duos ever written, Duo Sonate for two alto saxophones by Paul Hindemith.

  

ChagallPAC:

Dennis Shafer – saxophone, Soundpainting / Diana Norma – poetry, Soundpainting

Kristen Dye – Violin / Jon Amon – saxophone / Julee Avallone – flute / Rob Sozanski – woodwinds / Eck Sierra – saxophone / Alec Watson – piano 

 

Saturday 6 October @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

New Music, Improv Games and Poetry with patchtax

Eve Boltax, viola

Mary Joy Patchett, saxophone

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

patchtax, a saxophone and viola duo, will be featured on ChagallPAC this evening. The program will include solo works by Lee Hyla and Paul Watkins as well as a meditative trio by Robert Ashley. Other works this evening will include original improvisational compositions, guest dancers and poetry reading. The integration of music, dance and poetry at this iteration of the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative will become a wild night of mayhem. Or perhaps just a quiet night in a quaint performance space on Hampshire Street in Inman Square. You decide.

  

ChagallPAC:

Eve Boltax – viola

Mary Joy Patchett – saxophone

 

Saturday-Sunday 14-15 Sept @ Brooklyn College

 

Soundpainting Workshop with Walter Thompson, Inventor of Soundpainting

 

Choose Tuition:

 

 

RSVP with Dennis Shafer shaferds@gmail.com

 

312 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Ave H [Q], Flatbush Ave Brooklyn College [2,5]

 

SAT/SUN Schedule:


9:30-12:30 Beginner Workshop: beginners learn signs, intermediate signers learn syntax

12:30 Lunch

1:30-4:30 Intermedia Workshop: Intermediate signers work on gestures in front of ensemble

5:00PM Soundpainting Jam all are invited/welcome

 

 

Monday 24 June @ Aubergine, 7-10PM, FREE by RSVP only

 

ChagallPAC and Aubergine Present…

 

A Soundpainting Jam and workshop for those who dunno whattheheck Soundpainting is!

 

RSVP: Send an email to ChagallPAC@gmail.com to sign up for this Harlem-based jam.

 

Have you been wondering what Soundpainting is and been wanting to try it out?  Or maybe you already do plenty of it and want to get your fix? Well, this is the place!  We’re going to spend a few hours dorking out with this live composing sing language… join us!

 

Friday 21 June @ Irondale Center, 8PM, $12/10 online

 

Bliss Street Studios presents…

 

Among Fools: A Subrational Soundpainting

 

Irondale Center

85 South Oxford Street

Brooklyn NY 11217

Fulton (G), Lafayette (A/C), Atlantic (2,3,4,5,B,Q)

 

"Among Fools" will be a 50-minute multidisciplinary performance for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists.  Text, movement, and visuals will be generated from anagrams of the scripture passage from Ecclesiastes: "The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools." (Ecclesiastes 9:17) Graphic scores, structured improvisation, and traditional notation will be woven together into an open-form piece, evoking the surreal mystery of Richard Foreman's theater and Anthony Braxton's music.

 

Buy Tickets online!

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/387388

 

 

Thursday 13 June @ The Inkwell, Doors 7:30PM, $5

 

PLG Arts presents…

 

Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble and The Soundpainting Troupe

 

408 Rogers Ave

(between Sterling St & Lefferts Ave)

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Sterling St or President St (2, 5), Prospect Park (B, Q, S)

(718) 675-6145

inkwellcafe.com

 

Come see The Soundpainting Troupe open for the Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble in this cozy Brooklyn bar the Ink Well. The Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble has performed in small venues like Pete’s Candy Store and larger ones like Brooklyn College.  Recently they collaborated with the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra in Battle of the Bees, a concert featuring artists mixing live bee sounds in the performance.  With Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble, every performance is unique.  Discover this live composing art with us at the Inkwell on June 13, and a debut opening performance with The Soundpainting Troupe.

 

The Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble

Dennis Shafer, Soundpainter

Arijit Chakraborty - Piano 

Anastasia Snegireva - Flute 

Aaron Rourk - Bass Clarinet 

Joshua Joseph - Keyboard

Edrick Subervi and Akio Mokuno - Electronics

Diana Norma and Monica Carrillo - Performance Poetry 

Daniel Levine - Trumpet

Yeonaton Shachar and Brian Abbott – Guitar

 

The Soundpainting Troupe

Yeonaton Shachar, Soundpainter

Justin Sant - Guitar

James Krivchenia- drums

Ehud Ettun- bass

Gadi Stern- piano

Thomas Weeks- baritone sax

Daniel Levine- trumpet 

 

Sunday 12 May @ ABC No Rio, 7PM

 

Dennis Shafer and Brian Abbott are…

BIASED SCIENTISTS

 

156 Rivington St 

New York, NY

Delancy (F), Essex St (J,M) Trains

(212) 254-3697

 

It's the duo of Brian Abbott on guitar, electronic effects, and Dennis Shafer on a bunch of saxophones (alto, bari, maybe even soprano)

 

They will be playing a bunch of original compositions with plenty of room for zany improvisation. You'll also hear their psychedelic free jazz arrangements of some Bach inventions, and they may also improvise along with some electronic music.

 

Gee, sounds good to me! See you there.

 

 

Saturday 11 May @ Brooklyn College, 024 Whitman Hall, 5:30PM FREE

 

Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble OPEN STUDIO PERFORMANCE

 

Brooklyn College

2900 Bedford Ave (Then find the basement of Whitman Hall!!)

Brooklyn College Train stop on the 3,5

 

See the Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble perform in this very modular space which it will transform into a recording studio on Saturday, May 11th at 5:30PM.  Shhh… we’re recording! So unless you want to be recorded… but you probably will inevitably become part of this performance featuring bee sounds and compositions by David Krebs (electronic sounds), and palettes by Arijit Chakraborty and Daniel Levine.

 

The Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble

Dennis Shafer, Soundpainter

Arijit Chakraborty - Piano 

Anastasia Snegireva - Flute 

Jehiah Bray - Saxophone

Johnny Mitchell - Saxophone

Aaron Rourk - Bass Clarinet 

Joshua Joseph - Keyboard

Edrick Subervi and Akio Mokuno - Electronics

Diana Norma and Monica Carrillo - Performance Poetry 

Fabio Diaz - Actor

Juliana Correa - Actor

Daniel Levine - Trumpet

Yeonaton Shachar and Brian Abbott – Guitar

 

Saturday 4 May @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

New Music, Soundpainting and Poetry with singing bowls, saxophones, and Eight Foot Manchild

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

As usual, Soundpainting workshop at 6pm!  Come learn some gestures!

 

This evening we will have Eight Foot Manchild: a band that draws from rock, metal, free jazz, classical, world folk and cartoon music. This evening they will be playing a composition from their upcoming debut album. Also come see the newest compositions by David Krebs, who is composing backing tracks of mixed down fixed media using bee sounds and other samples for a harmonious Soundpainting backdrop.  Also a CLEPSYDRA surprise!

 

Eight Foot Manchild: Dylan Foley - Guitar / Sara Honeywell - Trombone

ChagallPAC: Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer – saxophone + Soundpainter / Jon Amon - saxophones

 

 

Sunday 21 April @ House of Yes, Doors 8PM, $10

 

The Brooklyn College PIMA Ensemble Presents…

 

IMMACULATE CARCASS / EXQUISITE RECEPTION

 

House of Yes

342 Maujer St

Brooklyn, NY 11206

houseofyes.org

(585) 217-7209

 

The students of the Experimental Ensemble in the Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA program at Brooklyn College will present an ensemble-devised performance and reception on Sunday, April 21st from 9pm-12am at the House of Yes, 342 Maujer Street.

 

In IMMACULATE CARCASS / EXQUISITE RECEPTION, fifteen artists from a diverse background of performance disciplines work together to create a celebratory and immersive experience—experimenting with color, music and multimedia—to raise questions about memory and identity. The ensemble distills four months of weekly experimentation with technology, text, music and movement into an exciting, interactive experience, sharing with the audience a glimpse into its collaborative process.

 

 

18, 19, & 20 April @ Irondale Center, 8PM, $20

 

Tueurs en Serie featuring

Tours Soundpainting Ensemble & Walter Thompson Orchestra

 

Irondale Center

85 S Oxford St

Brooklyn NY 11217

Fulton (G), Lafayette (A/C), Atlantic (2,3,4,5,B,Q)

http://irondale.org/sound-painting.html

 

Tueurs en Serie is an opera based on the lives of ten serial killers, composed by Angelique Cormier and Walter Thompson. The premiere performances will be composed entirely in the moment using Soundpainting, a live composing sign language for creating compositions in real time with musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists.

 

Tours Soundpainting Orchestra

Angelique Cormier - Soundpainter / Madeline Ardouin - Violin+Voice / Maud Beraudy - Actress+Clown / Linda Bocquel - Actress+Visual Art / Dominique Chanteloup - Drums / Benjamin Chapelot - Actor / Gaëtan Coutable - Violin+Voice / Jacqueline Devaux - Saxophone / Amandine Gravier - Actress / Sylvie Lasalle - Voice / Guillaume Le Baube - Photographer / Thoma Lesigne - Bass / Anne -Laure Renard - Dancer / Cecilia Ribault - Dancer / Alain Ribis - Piano / Muriel Richard - Voice / Juliette Rillard - Voice / Sylvain Roudier - Saxophone / David Simon - Guitar / Amelie Thouin - Voice

 

Walter Thompson Orchestra

Walter Thompson - Soundpainter / Steve Rust - Bass / Nicole Poole - Actress / Leese Walker - Actress / Gil Selinger - Cello / Evan Mazunik - Piano & Accordion / Rolf Sturm - Guitar / Rob Henke - Trumpet / Chris Washburne - Trombone+Tuba / Dennis Shafer - Saxophone / Hollis Headrick - Percussion

 

 

Saturday 13 April @ Brooklyn College, 4:30PM, FREE

 

Battle of the Bees Concert

Dennis Shafer solo saxophone and Soundpainting performance in collaboration with members of the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra and the Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble

 

Roosevelt Hall, room 312

Brooklyn College

Campus Road

Brooklyn NY

Flatbush Av Brooklyn College (2,5)

 

Dennis Shafer plays works by Benjamin Britten, David Krebs, and J.S. Bach, and Soundpaints responses to these pieces! All elements of nature have their respective pitches. A beehive normally buzzes at the pitch of A natural.  The earth vibrates at a little above C sharp.

 

Members of Tours Soundpainting Orchestra will join the Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble.  Come later to the Talent School around the corner to see the TSO perform afterward!  No Soundpainting performance is the same.

 

Dennis Shafer, saxophone soloist and Soundpainter

Eve Boltax, Viola, MaryJoy Patchett, Saxophone

Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble

Arijit Chakraborty - Piano / Anastasia Snegireva - Flute / Aaron Rourk - Bass Clarinet / Joshua Joseph - Keyboard / Edrick Subervi and Akio Mokuno - Electronics / Diana Norma and Monica Carrillo - Performance Poetry / Daniel Levine - Trumpet / Yeonaton Shachar and Brian Abbott – Guitar

Tours Soundpainting Orchestra

Angelique Cormier - Soundpainter / Madeline Ardouin - Violin+Voice / Maud Beraudy - Actress+Clown / Linda Bocquel - Actress+Visual Art / Dominique Chanteloup - Drums / Benjamin Chapelot - Actor / Gaetan Coutable - Violin+Voice / Jacqueline Devaux - Saxophone / Amandine Gravier - Actress / Sylvie Lasalle - Voice / Guillaume Le Baube - Photographer / Thomas Lesigne - Bass / Anne-Laure Renard - Dancer / Cecilia Ribault - Dancer / Alain Ribis - Piano / Muriel Richard - Voice / Juliette Rillard - Voice / Sylvain Roudier - Saxophone / David Simon - Guitar / Amelie Thouin - Voice

 

 

Saturday 13 April @ Talent Under One Roof, 8PM, $10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative hosts the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra at Talent School

 

Talent Under One Roof (AKA Talent School)

1328 Flatbush Ave

Brooklyn NY

Newkirk (2,5,B,Q)

 

Join the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra for an intimate evening at the Talent School in Ditmas, Brooklyn.  At the Talent School, the line separating the stage and audience is blurred, making for an exciting one-of-a-kind Soundpainting performance.

 

Tours Soundpainting Orchestra

Angelique Cormier - Soundpainter / Madeline Ardouin - Violin+Voice / Maud Beraudy - Actress+Clown / Linda Bocquel - Actress+Visual Art / Dominique Chanteloup - Drums / Benjamin Chapelot - Actor / Gaetan Coutable - Violin+Voice / Jacqueline Devaux - Saxophone / Amandine Gravier - Actress / Sylvie Lasalle - Voice / Guillaume Le Baube - Photographer / Thomas Lesigne - Bass / Anne-Laure Renard - Dancer / Cecilia Ribault - Dancer / Alain Ribis - Piano / Muriel Richard - Voice / Juliette Rillard - Voice / Sylvain Roudier - Saxophone / David Simon - Guitar / Amelie Thouin - Voice

 

 

Friday 12 April @ The Brecht Forum, 8pm, $75/35/20

 

Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble Big Birthday Bash at the Brecht Forum with Tours Soundpainting Orchestra

 

Brecht Forum

451 West St (b/t Bank and Bethune)

New York, NY

212-875-7476

Subway:  A, C or E train to 14th Street

http://www.brechtforum.org

http://www.strikeanywhere.info/events.cfm

$35 Gen. Admission/$75 GA +open bar/$20 artist-student tix

(Use discount code:  BOB)

 

Last fall, Sandy knocked out our 15th Anniversary Day of the Dead Fiesta but we are springing back with a soiree of note! The Tours Soundpainting Orchestra triumphantly returns to help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary with panache!  All monies raised will support SA’s programs in the NYC public schools and the tour of SAME RIVER (our interview-based show about the impact of hydro-fracking on local communities)

 

8pm Cocktails, Live Music, Silent Auction & Pop-up Performances

9pm Performances by the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra & Strike Anywhere

 

Friday 12 April @ James Madison High School, 9am

 

Tours Soundpainting Orchestra gives interactive outreach performance for band class at James Madison High School.  What a treat!

 

James Madison High School

3787 Bedford Ave

Brooklyn NY

 

This outreach performance, organized by Dennis Shafer and hosted by band director James Trybendis, is the second in a series of Soundpainting outreach visits to public schools in Brooklyn.

 

Saturday 6 April @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

New Music, Soundpainting and Poetry with Jon Amon, saxophone

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

As usual, Soundpainting workshop at 6pm!  Come learn some gestures!

 

This evening will feature some world-premiere performances of Sounds in Bloom repertoire (ChagallPAC artists Dennis Shafer, saxophone and Diana Norma, poetry), and Jon Amon will play Memories of Xiaoxiang by Lei Liang and Night Bird by Karen Tanaka. Stick around long enough and you’ll experience more interactive games and Soundpainting.

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

Jon Amon - saxophone / MaryJoy Patchett - saxophone / David Wang - Violin / Eck Sierra - saxophone

 

ChagallPAC: Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone

 

 

Tuesday 26 March @ Concordia University, 8pm

 

Solo soprano saxophone recital by Dennis Shafer

 

Programme

 

Partita in A minor, BWV 1013 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

I. Allemande

II. Corrente

III. Sarabande

IV. Bourrée angloise

 

Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49 (1952) by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

 

I. Pan

II. Phaeton

III. Niobe

IV. Bacchus

V. Narcissus

VI. Arethusa

 

The Courting Duck a.k.a. Neuma 31 (2011) Claudio Gabriele (b. 1963)

 

Arianna (1993) by François Rossé (b. 1945)

 

Sequenza VIIb (1969) by Luciano Berio (1925-2003)

 

Under the Under (2009) by David Krebs (b. 1983)

 

Thursday 14 March @ Talent Under One Roof, 6:30PM, $5/10

 

Jean-Michel Goury and Friends with Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble

 

Talent Under One Roof AKA Talent School

1328 Flatbush Ave

Brooklyn, NY

Newkirk on the B, Q, 2, and 5

 

Contemporary French saxophonist Jean-Michel Goury flies in from France just in time for this concert at the Talent School. Jean-Michel works with many of Europes finest living composers, who have written a program of music for saxophone and electronics for him. He will perform this program and the Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble will perform its reactions to this work with its multi-disciplinary ensemble of performance artists. Discover works by European composers Luciano Berio, Bernard Carlosema, Pedro Velasquez and many more!

 

Special Guest: Jean-Michel Goury, saxophones

Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble

Arijit Chakraborty - Piano / Anastasia Snegireva - Flute / Aaron Rourk - Bass Clarinet / Joshua Joseph - Keyboard / Edrick Subervi and Akio Mokuno - Electronics / Diana Norma and Monica Carrillo - Performance Poetry / Daniel Levine - Trumpet / Yeonaton Shachar and Brian Abbott - Guitar

 

Saturday 9 March @ Boston Conservatory 7PM, FREE

 

The Garden Hosts ChagallPAC for Soundpainting Workshops in movement and music

 

Workshops

7PM Soundpainting with Dance, Music, and Performance Poetry

 

The Boston Conservatory

Room 401, Theatre Building, 31 Hemenway Street, Boston

Hynes Convention Center T Stop, Green Line

 

This free workshop will present Soundpainting, an art of live composition, where Dennis Shafer shows performers of all disciplines how to work together to make spontaneous compositions.  These workshops will prepare participants to perform in a live composition show with poets from Cambridge Writers’ Workshop later the same evening! 

 

Saturday 9 March @ Boston Conservatory 8:30PM, FREE

 

The Garden hosts Cambridge Writers’ Workshop & ChagallPAC for an evening of poetry reading with interdisciplinary performance of poetry, music, and movement.

 

The Boston Conservatory

Room 401, Theatre Building, 31 Hemenway Street, Boston

Hynes Convention Center T Stop, Green Line

 

Poetry performance intertwined with the live composing art of Soundpainting will feature poets Diana Norma Szokolyai and Rita Banerjee (CWW directors), and Soundpainter Dennis Shafer as well as Boston Conservatory students.

 

Wednesday 6 March @ The Branded Saloon, 8pm

 

Dennis Shafer plays at the “Bulk of the Series” New Music event

 

Branded Saloon

603 Vanderbilt Ave

Brooklyn, NY

 

Dennis Shafer performs a solo saxophone program with Britten, Berio, Krebs, and others, opening for several other acts throughout the evening.  Come enjoy new music and beverages.

 

Saturday 2 March @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Interactive Media and Soundpainting Performance with special guests

Fletcher Boote, Elizabeth Devlin, and Mary Joy Patchett

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

SOUNPAINTING WORKSHOP AT 6PM WITH ARTISTS! JOIN US!

 

This evening has a little something for all; Fletcher Boote and Michael Lynam Perform an excerpt from  'If an Ant Should Love You,' a multi-media performance mapping an inward journey of imperfect consonances. Elizabeth Devlin, a self-produced NYC singer-songwriter, combines soft fluttering vocals, enchanting autoharp melodies and densely packed surreal verses, painting abstract narratives with lyrics that feel more like poetry then song. Mary Joy Patchett performs 'song cycle for saxophone (version 1.2)' by Elliot Cless, an open form composition that is designed to transform over time, though retain its overall cyclicality—in the presence of the composer!  Round two will feature music by Sofia Gubaidulina and Soundpainting with all performers.

 

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

Elizabeth Devlin - Songwriter / Fletcher Boote and Michael Lynam - Performance Artists / Mary Joy Patchett - Saxophones

 

ChagallPAC: Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone

 

 

Saturday 2 February @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Soundpainting Performance with the Paintbrush Orchestra

 

With poetic interludes by ChagallPAC artists

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

SOUNPAINTING WORKSHOP AT 6PM WITH PAINTBRUSH ORCHESTRA AND CHAGALLPAC ARTISTS! JOIN US!

 

Join the jokesters of Soundpainting for this spectacular evening of Soundpainting and collaboration with a new set of Soundpainting moves.  Yeonathan Shachar and his Paintbrush Orchestra will set the scene for a lively debate between live composition, improvisation, and composed music, including a Kaki King transcription by Jason Felitto!

 

Paintbrush Orchestra

Yeonathan Shachar - Soundpainter - Director

Andres Fonseca - Drums / Marika Galea - Bass / Roman Maresz - piano / Joe Ricard - Trombone / Carlos Llerena - Tenor Sax / Zach Baldwin-Way - Violin / Laura Hamel - Vibes

 

ChagallPAC: Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone / Jason Felitto - bass, piano

 

 

Saturday 5 January @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Fantasia on Breathing and Electronics-inspired music

 

With special musical guests Carol Rowntree Jones, Tsuyoshi Honjo and Paul Jacobs

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

This show starts at 8pm but come earlier for workshops in writing and Soundpainting at 6:30. Carol Rowntree Jones comes from England to share her poems and images of breathing projected sprinkled with Soundpainting interludes.  Also, Dennis Shafer, Paul Jacobs and Tsuyoshi Honjo will share works for soprano saxophone by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Luciano Berio.

 

Carol Rowntree Jones - poetry / Tsuyoshi Honjo - soprano saxophone / Paul Jacobs - piano

 

ChagallPAC: Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone

 

 

 

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Saturday 6 October @ OUTPOST 186, 7:30PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative and Cambridge Writers Workshop present

A Musical Literary Salon featuring poems, feathers, & folk!

 

Featuring Rita Banerjee, Tara Skurtu, & The Feather Merchants

 

 

BUY TICKETS NOW!

    

 

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OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

For the first time at the Zeitgeist Outpost, Rita Banerjee, Tara Skurtu, and The Feather Merchants will create a salon atmosphere where poetry, music, & folk-salon hijinks meet! Cambridge Writers' Workshop Co-Director poet Rita Banerjee will host the evening, and will offer interludes of poetry with poet Tara Skurtu. The Feather Merchants will play originals and arrangements of Steely, Johnny, and The Black Keys.

 

Rita Banerjee - host, poet

Tara Skurtu - poet

 

The Feather Merchants

Cara Brindisi - vocals/acoustic guitar

Chelsea White - fiddle

Chris Houston - bass/vocals

Mike Harmon - drums

 

Saturday 1 September @ OUTPOST 186, 7:30PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Campbell Payne meets ChagallPAC

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

At OUTPOST this Saturday, hear poems of Diana Norma’s forthcoming book Parallel Sparrows, with musical accompaniment by ChagallPAC and Campbell Payne.  Also, original work from Campbell Payne, and a Soundpainted mixture to round out the evening.

 

Special Guest Campbell Payne, composition, electronics

  

ChagallPAC

Diana Norma, poetry

Dennis Shafer, saxophone, Soundpainting

Jason Felitto, bass

and other guests!

 

 

SAMEDI 7 JUILLET @ CNR BOULOGNE, 14H, GRATUIT

SAXORAMA NEW MUSIC AND SOUNDPAINTING

 

Auditorium-Centre Georges Gorse

22 rue de la Belle Feuille, Boulogne-Billancourt

Metro Jean-Jaures (10) or Marcel Sembat (9) 

 

Join us, the saxophone ensemble of Jean-Michel GOURY and friends, for an afternoon of new music, Soundpainting, and all the other fun things you could imagine coming from an ensemble of 4-12 saxophones. Saxophones of all sizes and shapes, and music from composers LEVAILLANT, GEISS, VELASQUEZ, LEMAY, BARTOK, and more! Also discover the work of Soundpainting and composer Etienne ROLIN in a “séance de Soundpainting directed by Dennis Shafer.

 

Saturday 5 May @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative and Cambridge Writers' Workshop Presents

 

Video game music and originals with Powers Jazz, BHCC Composers, and Cambridge Writers' Workshop poets Diana Norma Szokolyai & Derek JG Williams

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

The Powers Jazz Band teams up with Bunker Hill Community College Composers and ChagallPAC poets to present to you smashing video game hits from Mario Bro’s to Street Fighter!  Poets Derek JG Williams and Diana Norma Szokolyai read their poems in electrified  preludes, interludes and postludes.  This ludeious show is coproduced by ChagallPAC and semi-conductor David Wang.  Arrangements and compositions by Wang and BHCC/ChagallPAC collaborators.

 

ChagallPAC

Diana Norma Szokolyai, poetry

Dennis Shafer, saxophone, Soundpainting

Derek JG Williams, poetry

Joel Pacheco, trumpet

Juan Sanfeliu, trumpet

Jack Stotler, piano

Kevin Doucette, guitar

Gregg Kugler, guitar

Fred Theagene, Bass

 

Powers Jazz Band

Dennis Shafer, Director

Marcus Hammel, alto saxophone

Charlie Yeh, tenor saxophone

Greg Foley, bass clarinet

Henry Killough, trumpet

Nat Heitmann, piano

Jose Acozar, drums 

 

Dennis Shafer, Paul Rudy, and the Black House Improvisors Collective

Contemporary and Soundpainting Performance with workshops

Saturday 14 April @ Stan Herd Studios, 7:30PM, $5/10 o.b.o.

Stan Herd Studios

315B Industrial Street

North Lawrence

Lawrence, KS 66044

(Across from the DMV)

Dennis Shafer brings his newest discoveries in the art of saxophone and Soundpainting to Lawrence in this special collaboration with Lawrence and Kansas City artists. Sound artist Paul Rudy brings to sound the feel of bark and the bark of a dog with his one-man Pierrot ensemble of traditional instruments, percussion, and toys. Also featuring solo saxophone transcriptions of traditional Chinese and Russian musics, Soundpainting and experimental live compositions by Dennis Shafer and members of the Black House Improvisors Collective.

Join Dennis Shafer and the collective for a pre-concert talk and short Soundpainting workshop at 7PM!

Dennis Shafer, saxophone, Soundpainter

Paul Rudy, Sound artist

Evan Herd, Sound artist

Hunter Long, saxophone

and more!

www.DennisShafer.com click on “Solo Sax”

www.paulrudy.com

www.blackhouse.typepad.com

 

 

Monday 4 April @ The Boston Conservatory, 8PM FREE

The Boston Conservatory and ChagallPAC Presents

 

 

'America's Finest Saxophone Ensemble'

The Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble

Kenneth Radnofsky, Director

  with Guest Conductor:

Dennis Shafer, Director ChagallPac, and TBC alumnus

 

Monday April 4, 2012  8PM Seully Hall

 

This performance includes a Boston premiere of Objet/Ombre  by Mikel Keuhn for saxophone ensemble and electroacoustics, and other works by the ensemble.  Special thanks to the Boston Conservatory audio-visual department for their collaboration.

 

The Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble:

Soprano

Adam Pelandini 

Soprano

Jake Dockterman, Emily Cox

Alto

Goran Daskalov 

Jacob Eisenmann, Karen Cubides

Tina Kambil, Seychelle Dunn,

Tenor

Alex Rezzo, Mark Weissman

Brandon Valerino,  Aaron Blumenthal

Baritone

Vitalijus Lisovskis, Scott Chamberlin

Bass

Clayton Hamilton

 

 

 

Sunday 12 February @ Regent Underground Theatre (RUT), 8PM/Doors 7:30, $12/10/8

The Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents…

 

Soundpainting Party with ChagallPAC Ensemble, Jeremy Quick Trio, Approximating Phi, and Maura Mendoza.

 

Come discover Soundpainting in all its glory at the Regent Theatre’s underground space! Featuring many rooms, each with a different act.  All, however, will have Soundpainting!  This interactive show will blow your mind, as you walk from room to room experiencing different forms of performances and music!

 

Buy Now!

 

Choose Pricing Option:

         Adult $10.00 USD   Student $8.00 USD   Group 3+ $6.00 USD

 

 

Players TBA

 

Regent Underground Theatre-RUT

7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

781.646.4849

www.RegentTheatre.com

Please note that there is a separate entrance to the RUT-- through the first glass door to the left of the main Regent Theatre entrance. There is no access through the Regent Theatre proper.

 

Saturday 11 February @ Wellesley Free Library, 2PM $10 suggested donation

Recital and Soundpainting at the Wakelin Room

 

All ages Soundpainting workshop and recital! Featuring ChagallPAC professional performers, and students of WPS extension faculty.

 

Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room (2nd floor)

530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA, 781-235-1610

 

1PM Soundpainting workshop, rehearsal (drop off your son/daughter, or stick around to learn Soundpainting!)

2PM Recital (one-hour program), featuring:

 

-Students of Rebecca Wellons (sax, clarinet), Anthony Balester (sax, clarinet), Dennis Shafer (sax, clarinet), and Julee Avallone (flute)

-The Wellesley Soundpainting Ensemble

-ChagallPAC Saxophone Quartet

-ChagallPAC Soundpainting Ensemble

 

 

Saturday 11 February @ Regent Theatre, 10:30AM, $10/8/7

Regent Theatre Family Fun Series presents

 

Magical Saxophone Sounds with the ChagallPAC Saxophone Quartet

Discover the saxophone family in all its sizes, from soprano to baritone! Ever wondered why a saxophone sounds the way it does?  How does it make a sound? Find out all the secrets and more at this interactive show--Great for youngsters! Saxophone petting zoo and meet-the-artists after the show.

 

ChagallPAC Saxophone Quartet

Dennis Shafer, soprano saxophone

Jennifer Bill, alto saxophone

Rebecca Wellons, tenor saxophone

Jon Amon, baritone saxophone

 

Regent Theatre

7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

781.646.4849

www.RegentTheatre.com

 

 

Saturday 4 February @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $15

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

ChagallPAC meets The Bridgebuilders-VIP EVENT

 

OUTPOST 186

RSVP ONLY ChagallPAC@gmail.com

25 tickets only & BUY HERE

 

 

This bar-camping, suede-boot-wearin’, meat grillin’, beard-growin, in-over-their-heads band is bringing bluegrass to the next level collaborating with ChagallPAC.  ChagallPAC contributes the interdisciplinary and Soundpainting techniques to bring you a unique show in the intimate space we all know as the OUTPOST.

 

The Bridgebuilders

Chris Murray - vocals, guitar, bass / Jeremy Van Cleave - fiddle, mandolin / Nathaniel Diamond-Jones - fiddle, bouzouki / Sam Swan - fiddle, bass / Peter Danilchulk - organ, piano

 

ChagallPAC

Dennis Shafer – Soundpainter, saxophone / Diana Norma – poetry / Jason Felitto – bass, piano

 

 

Sunday 29 January @ Regent Theatre, 3PM, $35/$25/$17.50

Dennis Shafer plays with Yazhi Guo and Friends

“China’s Louis Armstrong” – Boston Radio

 

Tickets: Reserved Seating
$35/Preferred (1st 10 Rows Center Orchestra)
$25/Regular
$17.50/Students

 

Sunday Jan. 29, 3:00PM

Regent Theatre

7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

781.646.4849

BUY TICKETS NOW!

http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/yazhi_guo_and_friends

 

Yazhi Guo (suona and reeds)
with Weng Hui (Guzheng), and Gao Hongwei (Erhu).
Also featuring ChagallPAC.
Chinese wind/reed instrument virtuoso Yazhi Guo gives a concert with gifted youths—
sponsored by the Frank Withey Memorial Scholarship Foundation—
Chinese wind/reed instrument virtuoso Yazhi Guo gives a concert with gifted youths—sponsored by the Frank Withey Memorial Scholarship Foundation—and members of the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative. Also featuring Classical Saxophone virtuoso Pei Yin and well-known Boston traditional Chinese artists.

 

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR YAZHI GUO:

 

“China’s Louis Armstrong” -Boston Radio


 

“His melodious tremolo is highly expressive” – Washington Post


 

“A brilliant performing artist” – La Tribune de Genève


 

“Every note he plays moves the audiences” – Hong Kong Economic Times


 

The Chagall Performance Art Collaborative has been featured as a Nightlife Pick by the Boston Globe, and gives concert series in Boston, New York, and Paris. Chagall PAC is a community of artists committed to collaborating across the disciplines and exploring the ways art is experienced, creating performances that involve audience participation and expand to the newest reaches of contemporary performance art.


 

ChagallPAC

Yazhi Guo, suona and reeds


Dennis Shafer, director, saxophone


Gao Hongwei, erhu


Hui Weng, guzheng


Pei Yin, saxophone


Jason Felitto, bass, arranger


Isaac Lit, drums


George Capernaros, guitar


 

The Frank Withey Memorial Scholarship Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, and educational purposes; more specifically, to assist artists and art/music related programs and events in their educational, professional, and programmatic development and advancement, and to raise the appreciation for the arts in our community.
In the beginning, this Foundation will endeavor to raise funds to be given in scholarships to high school seniors who plan to continue their full time music education at the college and university level.
Recipients will be required to show acceptance into a college or university, with the intent to major in music. As the foundation grows, it is hoped to provide scholarships in the Fine Arts, primarily Painting and Sculpture, to high school seniors attending classes at the college and university level, with the intent to major in painting and/or sculpture.
Further growth of the Foundation, hopefully, will enable the Foundation to provide for lessons, instruments and supplies to gifted individuals of all ages in the community and to host and present events to raise funds, enabling the Foundation to supply deserving individuals the finances and/or supplies needed to further develop their talents. http://www.frankwitheyscholarshipfund.org/

 

郭雅志與知音樂友贊助演出

“郭雅志是中國的路易-阿姆斯壯Louis-Armstrong❠- 《波士頓電台》

一月二十九日禮拜天下午三點正Sunday Jan. 29, 3:00PM

票務預訂座位Tickets: Reserved Seating
$35/優先座中間前十排$35/Preferred (1st 10 Rows Center Orchestra)
$25/普通座$25/Regular
$17.50/學生$17.50/Students

Frank Withey紀念獎學金基金會大力贊助邀請中國民族吹管樂演奏家郭雅志與波士頓地區中國傳統藝術界知名人士二胡演奏家高鴻微、古箏演奏家翁慧、古典薩克斯管演奏家尹沛以及賦有音樂才華的青少年同台演出屆時參加協助演出的還有Chagall表演藝術協會。

郭雅志1966年生於山西榆次9歲開始學習法國號14歲考入山西晉中藝術學校 20進入中央音樂學院民樂系師從陳家齊教授及嗩吶大師胡海泉先生。

1993發明了“嗩吶活芯”榮獲國家文化部頒發的科技進步二等獎。其發明現已被世界各地中國民族樂團所使用成為新一代嗩吶演奏的重大突破。

郭氏曾任香港中樂團嗩吶首席10年有餘。現為香港中樂團特約獨奏音樂家、 香港嗩吶協會會長香港演藝學院及香港中文大學嗩吶管子教授及碩士導師香港藝術發展局音樂評審員

過去20年郭氏於世界各地舉行多場國際性音樂會與其合作過的樂團包括中央音樂學院青年民族樂團、北京交響樂團、上海交響樂團、 上海歌劇院交響樂團、山西省交響樂團、中國廣播民族樂團、台灣國家國樂團瑞士Orchestre de la Suisse Romande、韓國大田廣域管弦樂團、香港管弦樂團、比利時Flanders Symphony Orchestra 法國熱拉爾蒂納爵士樂團、馬來西亞華樂團、澳門中樂團、新加坡華樂團等

媒体評論

“郭雅志是中國的路易-阿姆斯壯Louis-Armstrongâ- 《波士頓電台》

“他悅耳的顫音極賦表現力。â- 《華盛頓郵報》
“為中國民族管樂走向世界跨出了重要的一步❠- 美國《僑報》
“一位燦爛的表演藝術家。â- 《日內瓦論壇》
“每一顆音符都能牽動听眾的情緒 â- 《香港經濟日報》
“郭雅志的演奏就像一道城市之光。â- 《香港電台》

郭氏目前就讀於波士頓Berklee音樂學院專門研修爵士樂 除致力於音樂造詣上的更高追求以外還積極參與當地各類包括華人藝術交流活動。美國人親切地稱他為“鴨子âYaZhi,這不正是“Jazz”洋吹、爵士中奏中西方音樂文化的融會貫通將達到怎樣一個更高更美的境界已是指日可待

Chagall表演藝術協會成爲《波士頓環球報》專欄Nightlife主要焦點多次在波士頓、紐約及巴黎舉行音樂會。該協會以社區型藝術交流形式協助藝術領域上操練與開拓的縱橫交錯創造出一套表演者與觀衆共同參與的表演藝術並進一步延伸對現代表演藝術的探討。

演出名單

Chagall表演藝術協會 ChagallPAC
郭雅志及其它吹管樂Yazhi Guo, suona and reeds
Dennis Shafer: 音樂總監薩克斯管 Dennis Shaferdirector, saxophone
高宏偉二胡Gao Hongwei, erhu
翁慧古箏 Hui Weng, guzheng
尹沛薩克斯管Pei Yin, saxophone
Jason Felitto: 低音 高宏偉編排Jason Felitto, bass, arranger
Issac Lit: 鼓手Isaac Lit, drums
爵智高宏偉 George Capernaros, guitar

Frank Withey紀念獎學金基金會是以教育為宗旨的完全非盈利機構其目的在於對藝術家們及其有關藝術/音樂的活動與節目給以幫助以此達到教育的發展、專業的促進與程序的完美化並且同時提高社區人們對藝術的鑒賞力。

Frank Withey紀念獎學金基金會對以上贊助演出個人與團體再表鳴謝

http://www.frankwitheyscholarshipfund.org/

 

 

Saturday 7 January @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

ChagallPAC meets China and Approximating Phi!

 

This new year brings a new set of sounds from ChagallPAC, including Chinese melodies arranged for ensemble and Approximating Phi, an electronic-based dance-oriented sonic experiment.  More special guests to be announced soon, so stay tuned!

 

Approximating Phi

Mike Rabito - guitar, electronics / Will Kerr - drums, loops 

 

ChagallPAC

Diana Norma – poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone, Soundpainter / Julee Avallone – flute / Jason Felitto - bass, piano, arranger / Kyle Ruggieri – drums

 

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Saturday 17 December @ 922 Studio, 7PM, $5/10, RSVP

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Etienne Rolin and the HOWL Chamber Quartet

 

922 Studio

922 Kings Highway, Brooklyn

Kings Hywy stop on F, B, or Q train

 

The poetry of Kathleen Spivack and Diana Norma is spun into music with bassett hornist/bansuri flutist/Soundpainter Etienne Rolin, guitarist/Soundpainter Brian Abbott, saxophonist/Soundpainter Dennis Shafer, and poet/Soundpainter Diana Norma.  The HOWL Chamber Quartet began its adventures in Boston’s Lizard Lounge, as Rolin (Bordeaux, France) encountered this spoken word scene using the poetry of Allen Ginsburg.  Now reunited for the first time since October 2010, HOWL will explore new sounds offered by classical Indian music, and new poetry/music.

 

HOWL Quartet

Etienne Rolin (basset horn, bansuri flute, Soundpainting)

Diana Norma (poetry/Soundpainting)

Dennis Shafer (saxophone/Soundpainting)

Brian Abbott (guitar/Soundpainting)

 

Friday 9 December @ 922 Studio, 8PM, $5/10, RSVP ONLY

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Erica Buettner and Friends!

 

922 Studio

922 Kings Highway

Brooklyn-Kings Hywy stop on F, B, or Q train

 

ChagallPAC welcomes Erica Buettner to town from Portugal for a Brooklyn CD release party!  Erica Buettner’s work and her new album “True Love and Water” have earned enthusiastic reviews from Telerama, Inrocks.com, and For Folk’s Sake.  This show features surprise special guests and is RSVP only, so reserve your spot right away by writing to ChagallPAC@gmail.com .

 

Paris has its Sibylle Baier: an uprooted American whose enveloping siren song makes us lose all sense of reason. – Inrocks.com

 

Saturday 3 December @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Powers Jazz Band meets ChagallPAC!

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

To kindle the holiday spirits, come hear a 4-horn version of My Favorite Things, Soundpainting interludes, and a Frank Zappa closer all within one hour at the OUTPOST!  Featuring the Powers Jazz Band and members of ChagallPAC, performing compositions by Jason Felitto and live compositions by Dennis Shafer.

 

Powers Jazz Band

Dennis Shafer, Director

Marcus Hammel, alto saxophone

Greg Foley, bass clarinet

Henry Killough, trumpet

Nat Heitmann, piano

Jose Acozar, drums 

 

ChagallPAC

Diana Norma, poetry

Dennis Shafer, saxophone, Soundpainting

Jason Felitto, bass, piano and loops

Kyle Ruggieri, drums

 

 

 

Monday 14 November @ The Boston Conservatory, 8PM FREE

The Boston Conservatory and ChagallPAC Present…

 

 

'America's Finest Saxophone Ensemble'

The Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble

Kenneth Radnofsky, Director

  with Guest Conductors:

Steven Lipsitt, Music Director Boston Classical Orchestra

and

Dennis Shafer, Director ChagallPac, and TBC alumnus

 

Monday Nov. 14, 2011  8PM Seully Hall

 

World Premiere Performances for Saxophone Ensemble

 

Serenade Op. 48 in C Major   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arr. G. Bricault

  Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo — Allegro moderato

  Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse

  Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco

  Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito

 

-intermission-

 

Illustration Analytique Supergélatineuse  Claudio Gabriele

(with the composer in attendance)

 

Soundpainting, directed by Dennis Shafer, featuring ChagallPAC members:

 

Julee Avallone, flute

Esther Viola, oboe

Paul Jacobs, piano

Jason Felitto, bass

Ben Dicke, drums

 

The Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble:

Sopranino

Adam Pelandini  (concertmaster)

Soprano

Jake Dockterman, Emily Cox

Alto

Goran Daskalov 

Jacob Eisenmann, Karen Cubides

Tina Kambil, Seychelle Dunn,

Tenor

Alex Rezzo, Mark Weissman

Brandon Valerino,  Aaron Blumenthal

Baritone

Vitalijus Lisovskis, Scott Chamberlin

Bass

Clayton Hamilton

 

Sunday 13 November @ OUTPOST 186, 5PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Claudio Gabriele world premiere concert!  Featuring never-before heard works by Italian composer Claudio Gabriele, in the presence of the composer.  Come meet the composer and hear his works, from solo bass clarinet to saxophone quartet!

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

PROGRAM:

 

Arriflex 35 for tenor saxophone and electronics (Boston Premiere)

-Dennis Shafer, tenor saxophone 

 

Shift Shaf for saxophone quartet

-Dennis Shafer, soprano saxophone

-Jennifer Bill, alto saxophone

-Rebecca Wellons, tenor saxophone

-Jon Amon, baritone saxophone

 

Duel for two saxophones

-Jon Amon and Dennis Shafer, baritone saxophone

 

NEUMA 8 for solo piano*

-Jason Felitto, piano

 

NEUMA 21 for solo violin*

-Kaleigh Acord, violin

 

NEUMA 97 for Bass Clarinet*

-Todd Brunel, bass clarinet

 

Dans le vent for tenor saxophone and bass clarinet*

-Dennis Shafer, tenor saxophone

-Todd Brunel, bass clarinet

 

Saturday 12 November @ 922 Studio, 5PM-2AM $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

922 STUDIO GRAND OPENING!!

 

Above Norm’s Music, 922 Kings Highway, Brooklyn

Kings Highway metro stop on the F, B or Q

 

Opening of the brand-new 922 Studio, ChagallPAC’s Brooklyn share performance art with the most adventurous, artsy, experimental hipster audience the world has to offer!  Come contribute to the opening of this wonderful new space—there is still room on the program!

 

5PM Opening Begins!

Meet-the-artists mingle with Italian composer Claudio Gabriele and other artists

[this is a great time for musicians to come BEFORE their gig and check out the space! A great space to use to make music!  Enquire about becoming a 922 studio member to use space for rehearsal or teaching24-hour use!!]

 

7PM Soundpainting Workshop

hosted by Dennis Shafer

 

8PM Opening Concert

Arriflex 35 by Claudio Gabriele

Six Metamorphoses after Ovid by Benjamin Britten

Poetry by Diana Norma

 

10PM Cocktail a suivre!

 

11PM after jams! Anything goes!

 

12AM Midnight sessions [great time for artists to come AFTER their gig to experience what potential this studio holds for late-night use!]

 

Friday 11 November @ Caffe Vivaldi, 7PM

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Caffe Vivaldi

32 Jones Street

New York, NY 10014

W 4TH St Metro Stop

 

Solo program includes Arriflex 35 for saxophone and electronics by Claudio Gabriele 

 

Dennis Shafer presents a New York premiere of the work Arriflex 35, an amazing experiment of titled from the historic camera.

 

Wednesday 9 November @ The Boston Conservatory, 6-8PM, Free

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Masterclass with Claudio Gabriele

 

The Boston Conservatory, room 402

8 The Fenway, Boston

Hynes Convention Center T-Stop, Green Line

 

Claudio Gabriele presents his works at Boston Conservatory with several live performances, each showing unique features of his compositional style for different wind instruments. He will present scores of his music for chamber music and orchestra.

 

Lesley O’Donel, flute

Dennis Shafer, tenor saxophone

Goran Daskalov, alto saxophone

Julian Honma, alto saxophone

Jacob Eisenman, alto saxophone

 

Tuesday 8 November @ Bunker Hill Community College, 10:00AM, Free and Open to Public

 

Masterclass with Claudio Gabriele and Todd Brunel

 

Bunker Hill Community College, Auditorium A300

150 New Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown

Community College T-Stop, Orange Line 

 

The Instrumental Performance Class at Bunker Hill has the unique opportunity of meeting with world-renowned Italian composer Claudio Gabriele and fine Boston clarinetist Todd Brunel.  They will answer questions about the world of professional classical music, and Claudio will present his compositions, starting with a sneak preview of the world-premiere performance of his piece for bass clarinet and tenor saxophone Dans le vent.

 

Claudio Gabriele, composer

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet

Dennis Shafer, tenor saxophone

 

Sunday 6 November @ Julee’s, 8PM, $5/10

 

SOUNDPAINTING PARTY at Julee’s!

 

INVITE ONLY! Don’t be shy! RSVP to ChagallPAC@gmail.com

 

Ever wanted to learn about Soundpainting in a laid-back environment, free from all institutional control, in a setting where you could also imagine yourself meeting amazing crazy artsy folks?  Enquire within! Special guest artists include composer Claudio Gabriele from Italy, bass clarinetist Todd Brunel, flutist Julee Avallone, and saxophonist/Soundpainter Dennis Shafer. 

 

 

Saturday 5 November @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

First Worst Thirst meets ChagallPAC! 

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Don’t miss this First (Worse?) encounter between ChagallPAC and the equally-experimental First Worse Thirst.  Oboist and composer Esther Viola and her team of art-thirsty musicians will face off the other ChagallPAC members and whoever else shows up in Soundpainting Duels and Thirsty originals. Tone poems and experiments by David Wang as well!

 

First Worse Thirst

Esther Viola, songs, voice, oboe

Tony Leva, bass

Ben Dicke, drums 

 

ChagallPAC

Diana Norma, poetry

Dennis Shafer, saxophone, Soundpainting

Jason Felitto, bass

Paul Jacobs, piano

Julee Avallone, flute

David Wang, violin

 

 

Saturday 6 August @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Soundpainting workshop and concert with special guests Jean-Francois Petit-Jean (Bordeaux, France), and Judson Evans (Boston Conservatory).

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

ChagallPAC presents an exciting mix of Soundpainting and poetry featuring new prose poems and haikus from Judson Evans, and expert Soundpainter and saxophonist Jean-Francois Petit-Jean who will take us all to new horizons in Soundpainting and directed improvisation.  Bring your own artistic vice to contribute to this artistic melange!  Also featuring solo works by Petit-Jean, Rudin, graphic scores by Etienne Rolin, poetry from Diana Norma, and more!

 

Special Guests

Jean-Francois Petit-Jean, Soundpainter, saxophone

Judson Evans, poetry

 

ChagallPAC

Dennis Shafer, Soundpainter, saxophone

Diana Norma, poetry

Rob Rudin, percussion

Jason Felitto, bass

Lisa Abbatomarco, performance artist

Dylan Foley, guitar, effects

... and many more!

 

PROGRAMME:

 

7pm workshop

8pm show

9pm open

 

Saturday 16 July @ Pont Francois Mitterand, 7PM

Apres-midi d'Aphones 

 

Improvised musical and theatrical acts along the Garonne River in Bordeaux.  Featuring Bordeaux Soundpainters Etienne Rolin and Jean-Francois Petit-Jean, actor Daniel Crumb, guitarist/improvisor Philip Lavalle, and many more!

 

Rue Louis Blériot

3310 Bègles 

FRANCE

SAMEDI 18 JUIN @ BARAKA, 19h30, GRATUIT

DINER MUSICAL

 

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Matthias Leboucher, piano

 

La Baraka

70, rue Daguerre

Paris 18eme

Metro Denfert-Rocherau

 

Venez avoir un repas jazzy à la fois dansante et costaud, en remplissante votre verre à la Baraka!  Dans la mignonne rue pietons Daguerre.  Jam session à la Beliere après!

 

Come join us for a jazzy dinner with some dancin’, beer drinkin’, couscous eatin’ tunes n’ cuisine! 

 

 

Monday 6 June @ Tiki Hideaway, 8PM, FREE

JAZZ JAM AT THE TIKI!

 

With Jason Felitto, host

 

Howard Johnson Hotel, near Fenway Park

1271 Boylston Street, Boston

 

Get down and jazzy at the Tiki Hideaway with an easy-going swing session where you can request anything from swing to Stevie Wonder.  Make requests or call tunes yourself!  Special guest Victor Pachas fresh off the boat from Granada Spain brings a Flamenco Fusion twist!

 

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Jason Felitto, bass

Victor Pachas, guitar

Ben Dicke, drums

...and you!

 

 

Sunday 5 June @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Tangos, Gershwin, and Koechlin: an evening of prettier music by ChagallPAC

with special guest Chris Cuzme from NYC

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Works by Piazzolla, Gershwin, and Koechlin will be sprinkled with Soundpainting interludes and a solo set by New York saxist Chris Cuzme.  All are welcome to come and participate in Soundpainting, interact with performances.  Programme includes Epitaph of Jean-Harlow, Tango Etudes, and much more!  

Wednesday 25 May @ La Bonita Restaurant, 6PM

Music La Bonita Mexican Restaurant, featuring the Solea Duo, Flamenco Sax Guitar Fusion

 

La Bonita Restaurant

2717 South Main Street

Maryville, MO

Reservations 660-562-2229

 

Monday 23 May @ Henry’s

Music at Henry’s, featuring the Solea Duo, Flamenco Sax Guitar Fusion

 

Henry’s

11 East 8th St

Lawrence, KS

 

Saturday 21 May @ Em Chamas Restaurant, 8PM

Music at Em Chamas Restaurant, featuring the Solea Duo, Flamenco Sax Guitar Fusion

 

Em Chamas Brazilian Restaurant

6101 NW 63 Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64151
Reservations (816) 505-7100

 

Saturday 21 May @ La Bodega Restaurant and Tapas Lounge, 2-5PM

Happy Hour Featuring the Solea Duo, Flamenco Sax Guitar Fusion

 

La Bodega Restaurant

703 Southwest Boulevard

Kansas City, MO

 

 

 

Tuesday 19 April @ Jewett Hall, First Church of Cambridge, 7PM

$10 Door/$8 Advance/$5 Student

Eurosax meets ChagallPAC

Featuring saxists Goury, Bertocchi, and Meugé

 

Jewett Hall, First Church of Cambridge, Harvard Square

11 Garden Street, Cambridge

Harvard Square T-Stop

 

Meet the more serious side of the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative, which invites you to play around with John Cage, Georges Aperghis, Luciano Berio, and others in this interactive concert.  Featuring French saxophonists Jean-Michel Goury (Paris), Serge Bertocchi (Amiens), and Pierre-Stéphane Meugé (Lausanne, Switzerland), and sprinkled with Soundpainting and other short works by ChagallPAC, the team guarantees you will be entertained with new music!  PS, a Boston premiere by Georges Aperghis! This short video will wet your lips for wait awaits you at ChagallPAC:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgltcdu3y0M

 

BUY TICKETS NOW!

Donate $8 and email reservation to ChagallPAC@gmail.com

 

PROGRAM:

 

-Soundpainting Introduction, featuring composers Oliver CAPLAN, Tim PENCE

 

-Robert LEMAY: Temps de Passage

            ChagallPAC

 

-Philippe RACINE: 3 axes pour 3 alto saxs

 

-John CAGE: Solo with obbligato accompaniment of two voices in canon, and six short inventions on the subjects of the solo

            Jean-Michel Goury, Serge Bertocchi, Pierre-Stephane Meugé

           

-Marie-Hélène FOURNIER : Le Fuzain fuit la gomme

            Serge Bertocchi, Baritone Saxophone

 

-Georges APERGHIS : PS

            Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, Soprano Saxophone (US Premiere)

 

-Bernard CAVANNA : Goutte d'or blues(1984/7mns)

            Jean-Michel Goury, Soprano and Sopranino Saxophones

 

-Soundpainting finale with ChagallPAC

 

 

The Players

Dennis Shafer, Director, Conductor, Saxophone

Jean-Michel Goury, saxophones

Serge Bertocchi, saxophones

Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, saxophones

Rebecca Wellons, Saxophones

Todd Brunel, Clarinet

Leslie O’Donel, Flute

Jennifer Bill, Soprano Saxophone

Adam Pelandini, Tenor Saxophone

Sean Mix, Baritone Saxophone

Emile “Dr T” Tobenfeld, Video Artist

 

 

Thursday 7 April @ Colours by Padmini – Northern Liberties

Window Concerts Series Presents…

 

Dennis Shafer and the live Soundpainting Troupe!

Featuring Guitarist Brian Abbott

 

In cozy performance spaces like this, the area between audience and performer can get blurred… Come see it get completely wiped out and turned around in this interactive performance!  Dennis Shafer, Music Director of the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative, brings crazy arts-extravaganza directly to your window in Philly so don’t miss it!  Preview here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgltcdu3y0M

 

Colours by Padmini – Northern Liberties

906 N. 2nd Street

Philadelphia

 

Saturday 2 April @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

7PM Soundpainting Workshop

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

DUEL by Claudio Gabriele and Soundpainting duel with Video Artist Dr. T

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

ChagallPAC continues to work on themes with Soundpainting and poetry Below The Surface by Diana Norma.  Also featuring the music of Francis Poulenc, and text by Brian Ellis.  Boston premiere of DUEL by Claudio Gabriele for two saxophones. 

 

Emile “Dr. T” Tobenfeld, video art

Jon Amon, saxophone

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Diana Norma, poetry

Atsuko Kida, piano

Julie Lee, violin, pedals

Matt Samolis, flute

 

Called "avant-garde" by the Boston Globe, Chagall Performance Art Collaborative seeks to stretch the boundaries of inter-disciplinary performance in new music and art.

www.ChagallPAC.ning.com

 

 

Saturday 26 February @ Jewett Hall, First Church of Cambridge, 8PM $10/15

TWILIGHT FINALE CONCERT: 2 World Premieres by 6 Composers

Featuring ChagallPAC and the Boston Soundpainting Ensemble

 

Jewett Hall, First Church of Cambridge, Harvard Square

11 Garden Street, Cambridge

Harvard Square T-Stop

 

Exploring the relationship of the crepuscule and the metamorphoses of the night, The Chagall Performance Art Collaborative molds the infernal world premieres of Claudio Gabriele with Soundpainting interludes featuring Luciano Berio and world premieres by 6 other composers, including Etienne Rolin, Oliver Caplan, Tim Pence, Claudio Gabriele, Paul Klein, and Robert Lemay.  Special guests include ChagallPAC String Quartet, The Back Bay Saxophone Quartet, and soloists Julee Avallone, Rebecca Wellons, and Todd Brunel.  Other premieres include works by Robert Lemay, writings of Diana Norma Szokolyai, and Soundpainting works by Dennis Shafer and Jennifer Bill.

 

BUY TICKETS NOW!

 

Donate $10 and email reservation to ChagallPAC@gmail.com

 

Dennis Shafer, conductor, Soundpainter, saxophone

Diana Norma, Soundpainter, poet

Brian Abbott, Soundpainter, guitar

Jennifer Bill, Soundpainter, saxophone

Julee Avalone, flute soloist

Todd Brunel, clarinet soloist

Rebecca Wellons, saxophone soloist

Jon Amon, saxophone

Micheal Dobiel, live electronics

Pam Marshall, French horn

Rob Rudin, Drums

Lesley ODonel, flute

Juan Ruiz, clarinet

Esther Viola, oboe

Rujuta Parikh, violin

Annie Sim, violin

Keith Sanders, viola

Maryann Park, cello

 

 

Saturday 5 February @ OUTPOST 186, 9PM $5/10

8PM Soundpainting Masterclass and Workshop FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

FREE APPETIZERS FROM THE STARLITE LOUNGE (After at Starlite post-performance)!

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Metamorphoses between Poetesses Nicole Connor (Philadelphia) and Diana Norma (New York)

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Come help us take Soundpainting to the next level with special guest Nicole Connor from Philadelphia and ChagallPAC poetess Diana Norma, exploring the metamorphoses that occurs between night and day.  Also featuring the Boston Soundpainting Ensemble, and whoever else comes to contribute their thoughts, words, and sounds!

 

THE BOSTON SOUNDPAINTING ENSEMBLE

SPECIAL GUEST: Nicole Connor, poet

Dennis Shafer, saxophone, Soundpainter

Diana Norma, poet

Jonathan Amon, saxophone

Michael Dobiel, live electronics

Pam Marshall, French horn

Rob Rudin, drums

Rebecca Wellons, saxophone

Keith Sanders, viola

Esther Viola, oboe

Dylan Foley, guitar and analog electronics

 

 

 

Monday 17 January @ OUTPOST 186, 9PM $5/10

8PM Soundpainting Masterclass and Workshop FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Masterclass with Dennis Shafer, The Boston Soundpainting Ensemble, and The Nuzzle Performance Group

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Explore forms of directed and undirected improvisation with Dennis Shafer and The Nuzzle Performance Group!  Featuring a story of metamorphoses through palettes by Benjamin Britten, Diana Norma, and others.  Come at 8PM to learn how to Soundpaint, then see a performance that uses both Soundpainting and free improvisation with Nuzzle and the BSE! 

 

NUZZLE

Julee Avalone, flute

Jeremy Quick, guitar

Ben, drums

Jason Felitto, bass

 

THE BOSTON SOUNDPAINTING ENSEMBLE

Dennis Shafer, soprano and baritone saxophones

Jonathan Amon, saxophone

Michael Dobiel, live electronics

Pam Marshall, French horn

Rob Rudin, drums

Christopher Montecalvo, percussion and loops

Rebecca Wellons, saxophone

 

 

 

Sunday 9 January @ The Parkside Lounge, 9PM $5

LISTENING TO PAINT DRY

FEATURING The Howl Ensemble with the Brian Abbott Group

 

PARKSIDE LOUNGE

317 East Houston between Ave B and C

Take the F Train to Second Ave walk East 3 blocks

New York, NY

 

THE BRIAN ABBOTT GROUP

Brian Abbott, guitar

Matt Fields, guitar

Tom Shad, bass

Andy O’Neil, drums

 

HOWL SOUNDPAINTING ENSEMBLE

Diana Norma, poetry

Dennis Shafer, baritone saxophone

Brian Abbott, guitar

Jason Felitto, acoustic bass

 

You’ll never hear paint dry quite like this—in fact you’ll probably hear everything BUT paint drying in this artsy, spoken, bass-driven, squealing Soundpainting extravaganza. Combining the Howl Ensemble with the Brian Abbott Group with Soundpainting, bass-lines, and exquisite poetry, you will be invited to join in with pointillistic giggles, extended-technique hits, and narratives with killer intent!  Come find out what all that is and more this Sunday after church and the other featured acts at the Parkside Lounge.

 

www.parksidelounge.net

howlquartet.bandcamp.com to listen to HOWL

www.DennisShafer.com for press release click on “Performance Diary”
www.DianaNorma.com

 

Thursday 6 January @ Shawn’s Place, 8PM FREE

SOUNDPAINTING SALON AND SOLO SHOW

Dennis Shafer presents solo album and invites YOU to get involved with Soundpainting!

PRESENTED BY SHAWN HENNESSEY

 

SHAWN’S PLACE

RSVP shawn(at)leanasong(dot)com

Philadelphia

 

Come see Boston-based saxophonist and Soundpainter Dennis Shafer present his solo album and show YOU how to Soundpaint! Learn how to follow the simple series of gestures used in this exciting new art form which allows the live composition of music. It allows musicians of all disciplines, poets, actors, and dancers to all perform together and improvise effortlessly!

 

For more information about Soundpainting, visit

www.Soundpainting.com

www.youtube.com search “Soundpainting Walter Thompson”

and for information about Dennis Shafer, visit

www.DennisShafer.com

 

Soundpainting: The Universal Live Composing Sign Language

www.Soundpainting.com

 

 

Saturday 1 January @ OUTPOST 186, 9PM $5/10

8PM Soundpainting Workshop FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

BATTLE OF THE SOUNDPAINTING BAND: ROUND-ROBIN SPAINTING TOURNAMENT

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

After the 8PM Soundpainting workshop, YOU will be the judge of who can give do the best 5-minute Soundpainting in this Round-Robin Soundpainting tournament!  Come see for yourself what these people are made of—the hard-hitting Boston Soundpainting Ensemble.  You can either become part of the performance, heckle the performers, or judge them.  The choice is yours!

 

THE BOSTON SOUNDPAINTING ENSEMBLE

Diana Norma Szokolyai, poetry

Dennis Shafer, soprano and baritone saxophones

Jonathan Amon, saxophone

Michael Dobiel, live electronics

Pam Marshall, French horn

Rob Rudin, drums

Christopher Montecalvo, percussion and loops

Rebecca Wellons, saxophone

 

 

PAST PERFORMANCES—2010

 

Friday 17 December @ OUTPOST 186, 9PM $5/10

8PM Soundpainting Workshop FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

THE BOSTON SOUNDPAINTING ENSEMBLE

With special guests Brian Abbott (NYC) and Kayla Milmine (Montreal)

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Come see the finest in Soundpainting that Boston has to offer!  Featuring a free Soundpainting Workshop at 8PM to get you warmed up for special guest guitarist Brian Abbott (NYC) and saxophonist Kayla Milmine (Montreal) who will be featured with the BSE backing them up!  Songs by Brian Abbott will include an eclectic mix, from Scientology to Thank God I Don’t Have to Think for Myself Anymore.  This and more from the holiday mixture that will knock your stockings loose at the OUTPOST!

 

Brian Abbott, guitar

Kayla Milmine, soprano saxophone

THE BOSTON SOUNDPAINTING ENSEMBLE

Dennis Shafer, soprano and baritone saxophones

Jonathan Amon, saxophone

Michael Dobiel, live electronics

Pam Marshall, French horn

Rob Rudin, drums

Christopher Montecalvo, percussion and loops

Friday 19 November @ OUTPOST 186, 9PM FREE

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Soundpainting with live electronics and video projection

Special guests Michael Dobiel and Jonathan Amon

 

OUTPOST 186

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Video-projected art particles by David Krebs, live electronics, quarter-tones tuned perfectly in fourths and fifths between two, three saxophones and other instrumentalists—ChagallPAC brings to you compositions by Seoun-young Hong, Michael Dobiel, and contemporary French composer Marie-Hélène Fournier.  Explore the fine-tuning of sound, video-game art, and live electronics in this live performance!

 

Jonathan Amon, saxophone

Michael Dobiel, live electronics

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Diana Norma Szokolyai, poetry

David Krebs, composer/video artist

Jill Earles, sculpture, web design

Thursday 28 October @ Wellesley Middle School, FREE

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Soundpainting Masterclass and Workshop with Etienne Rolin

 

Featuring Soundpainters:

 

Etienne Rolin (Bordeaux), woodwinds

Dennis Shafer (Boston), saxophone and event host

Diana Norma (NYC), poetry and language arts

Brian Abbott (NYC), guitar and jazz

 

Wellesley Middle School Auditorium

50 Kingsbury Street

Wellesley, MA

 

Workshops from 10AM to 2PM with Wellesley Middle School Students

3PM Workshop OPEN TO PUBLIC

4:30PM CONCERT WITH ALL STUDENTS AND SOUNDPAINTERS

 

This blow-out Soundpainting extravaganza will be the fruits of a long day of hard work and Soundpainting in Wellesley Public Schools.  Don�t miss out on the most avant-garde European experience brought to the doors of unsuspecting, innocent middle-school students.

 

The series of workshops is designed to enhance creativity of 5th-12th graders in their pursuit of language arts and the performing arts through Soundpainting, a performance of words and music using gestures.  This art, developed by composer Walter Thompson, fosters inter-disciplinary performance and is used by many improv-theatre and avant-garde musicians in New York City and Paris, France.

 

Wednesday 27 October @ Boston Conservatory, 6-8PM, FREE

 

Dennis Shafer presents

 

Soundpainting Masterclass and Workshop with Etienne Rolin

 

Featuring Soundpainters:

 

Etienne Rolin (Bordeaux), woodwinds

Dennis Shafer (Boston), saxophone and event host

 

The Boston Conservatory Opera Studio

8 The Fenway

Boston

Hynes Convention Center T Stop

 

This workshop at The Boston Conservatory features Etienne Rolin working with the conservatory�s woodwind students.

 

October 25 @ 7PM, Tiki Hideaway, Howard Johnson Hotel, FREE

 

ChagallPAC hosts Etienne Rolin for Masterclass and Jam Session

 

Join avant-garde saxophonist Etienne Rolin for a mind-blowing masterclass on Soundpainting with the Boston Conservatory.  Audience participation is required.  Then come across the street to the Tiki Hideaway at Howard Johnson's for an electro-accoustic jazz show, and spike it with a scorpion bowl and some spicy chicken skewers.

 

www.myspace.com/etiennerolin

 

Sunday 17 October @ The 8th Street Taproom, 10PM, $3 

 

JAZZ JAM with the JAMFS

 

Tommy Johnson, saxophone, host

Lucas Parker, guitar

 

The Eighth Street Taproom

801 New Hampshire Street

Lawrence, KS

 

If your idea of a hip Sunday evening includes you or your friend sitting in on drums or sax with some swinging jazz, get to 8th Street Taproom for some finger-snapping, foot-tapping, hip-swinging jams.  Bring your horn or your date to this hard-swinging night of jams that go as your date or horn can hang at the taproom on a Sunday night!

 

 

 

Sunday 3 October @ The 8th Street Taproom, 9PM, $3 

 

JAZZ JAM with Dennis Shafer and Friends

 

Dennis Shafer, saxophone, host

Lucas Parker, guitar

Colby Earlywine, drums

Dave Wasescha, bass

 

The Eighth Street Taproom

801 New Hampshire Street

Lawrence, KS

 

If your idea of a hip Sunday evening includes you or your friend sitting in on drums or sax with some swinging jazz, get to 8th Street Taproom for some finger-snapping, foot-tapping, hip-swinging jams.  Bring your horn or your date to this hard-swinging night of jams that go as your date or horn can hang at the taproom on a Sunday night!

 

 

 

From Boston to Lawrence: The Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Opens for Rachel Black at Stan Herd�s 9th Street Studios in Lawrence with special guest Christopher Nichols

 

Friday 1 October @ 9th Street Studios, 8PM, $5/10 o.b.o.

 

9th Street Studios

512 East Ninth Street (New Jersey and 9th)

Lawrence, KS 

 

ChagallPAC brings their Art Particle Project to Lawrence! Interactive art of all forms, from music to visual art to poetry—in an interactive video game environment designed by CPAC artist and Lawrence native David Krebs. This artsy feature by Boston-based Lawrencian saxophonist Dennis Shafer and poet Diana Norma will be followed by  local singer/songwriter Rachel Black and The Ninth Street Band. An evocative songwriter, Rachel Black combines thought-provoking and politically-infused original songs with a classical upbringing, pop, rock, and the blues. The award-winning artwork of Stan Herd will also be displayed during the event.  Special guest Christopher Nichols, clarinet, will add in flutters and trills from Bela Kovacs.

Whether a fan of music, art, song, or the spoken word, this will be a memorable and eclectic night celebrating music and art of all forms.

For a sneak preview of what�s possible at Stan Herd�s Studio, visit

www.DennisShafer.com click on �Solo Sax�

 

www.RachelBlack.com

 

www.myspace.com/rachelblackband

 

www.myspace.com/diananorma

 

www.ChagallPAC.ning.com

 

 

Friday 17 September @ OUTPOST 186, 8:30PM, $5/10

 

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

Alan Moore, Art Particles and more!

+Free appetizers from Starlight Lounge

 

Featuring Entropy Machine

 

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

John Hurley, guitar

Chris Montecalvo, drums

Dawson Hill, piano

Jason Felitto, bass

Luke Dupuis, narrator

 

 

OUTPOST

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T-Stop

 

Picture Alan Moore�s graphic novel Watchmen, narrated by Luke Dupuis, projected on a screen in front of you while a live band reacts to what you see in live!  See this and ChagallPAC�s latest Art Particle world, a virtual world of visual, poetic, and musical art, reacted to by the band Entropy Machine!  Come play the video game projected on screen while ChagallPAC makes performance art out of it! Featuring visual art by Jill Earles, animation and music by David Krebs, and   poetry and voice effects by Diana Norma.

 

 

Thursday 9 September @ The Regattabar, 7PM, $14

Dennis Shafer plays with�

MUSANER FOLK-JAZZ FUSION ENSEMBLE

BUY TICKETS ONLINE!

A uniquely evocative musical project, MUSANER's trademark blend boldly combines strong ensemble writing with improvisation and new ways of interpreting the rhythmic and melodic elements of folk music from Armenia and The Balkans.

FEATURING:

Ara Sarkissian, piano & arrangements

Martin Haroutunian, folk instruments

Blake Newman, bass

Gary Fieldman, drums

Phil Scarff, tenor sax

Dennis Shafer, alto sax

Todd Brunel, soprano sax & clarinet

Roberto Cassan, accordion

Fabio Pirozzolo, percussion

 

http://lucentmusic.com/musaner/index.html

 

 

Friday 20 August @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

 

ART PARTICLES� A SNEAK PREVIEW!

Featuring Findings, Columns, and saxist Tom Arabia

 

OUTPOST

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Square T-Stop

 

ChagallPAC gives you a sneak preview of its Art Particle series which will be touring the US this Fall in a unique electronic show with saxist Tom Arabia.   Featuring the expertly-looped tracks of Findings, a live electronics-based improvisation project, and Columns, a dazing mix of super-shifter, tube-screamer, heavily-processed half-sized Wurlitzer.  This combined with the atmosphere provided by ChagallPAC�s new Art Particle video-projected game environment designed by David Krebs guarantees your mind-bending experience at the OUTPOST!

 

Stephen NunesFindings

Christopher Glenn – Columns

Tom Arabia – Sax and electronics

Vendredi 25 juin @ La Baraka, 20h, FREE/GRATUIT

Opus Jazz Duo

D'ner Musical

70, rue Daguerre

Paris 14e

Metro Denfert Rocherau

 

Enjoy your dinner with live music from the Opus Jazz Duo.' Copious amounts of delicious couscous provided with equally satisfying jazz and classical standards!' This cozy venue provides outdoor seating and indoor seating in on the lovely pedestrian rue Daguerre.

 

Lundi 21 juin @ Chateau de Sacy, 20h, FREE/GRATUIT

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Pr'sente

F'te de la Musique, France

1, rue Verte, Sacy-le-Petit, France

 

Venu directement de Boston pour vous faire conna'tre les arts vivants des Etats-Unis, le Chagall Performance Art Collaborative vous fera entendre, sur des po'sies de Diana Norma, des 'uvres de Luciano Berio, Benjamin Britten... ainsi que des improvisations.

 

D'crit dans le journal Boston Globe comme "nightlife pick", le Chagall Performance Art Collaborative s'est fait conna'tre pour sa programmation avant-gardiste ' la fois raffin'e et tr's accessible au public. R'cemment, sa tourn'e Choose Your Own Adventure a 't' tr's appr'ci'e ' Boston et ' Kansas City. Elle incluait des cr'ations mondiales par des danseurs, artistes visuels, compositeurs, po'tes, et musiciens de Kansas City, Boston, Paris, Bordeaux, Rome, et Sudbury (Canada).

 

Po'tesse : Diana Norma (Hongrie, US),

Saxophoniste : Dennis Shafer (US),

Pianiste : Matthias Leboucher (Paris),

... et autres!

 

ChagallPAC presents a lively set of contemporary and classical music mixed with poetry.  Musical features include the Six Metamorphoses after Ovid by Benjamin Britten and Sequenza VII by Luciano Berio.  These pieces are blended seemlessly with poetry recited by Diana Norma, and other poems and music inspired by other works of art, poetry, and literature!  This concert also features the sonic sensation of Soundpainting, the live composition of music with gestures, invented by Walter Thompson.  Come learn how to Soundpaint, and become an active part of this artistic soundspace painted by the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative!

 

For more information on past events, soundbytes, and the mission of ChagallPAC, visit www.ChagallPAC.ning.com

 

 

Friday 21 May @ OUTPOST, 9pm, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Finale Concert

Featuring Rita Banerjee

 

Choose between original poems and music and get a sneak preview of poems from Rita Banerjee's chapbook Cracklers at Night, which will be published this Fall at Finishing Line Press!' Be careful what you choose'you may be involved in the performance yourself!

 

Rita Banerjee, poet

Diana Norma, poet

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Jonathan Hurley, guitar

Rob Rudin, drums

 

Monday 17 May @ Wellesley MS Auditorium, 3PM

Soundpainting Workshop

Beginners Soundpainting Workshop

 

Dennis Shafer and Diana Norma bring Soundpainting to 4th through 7th graders and their parents at Wellesley Middle School's Auditorium.' These students learn the core Soundpainting gestures in 30 minutes then finish with a 10 minute Soundpainting performance with no preparation or precomposed music!' Poetry is used to engage the audience and parents, and to help the students to apply meaningful musical interpretation to a text.

 

Diana Norma, poet, Soundpainter

Dennis Shafer, musician, Soundpainter

 

Check out a recording of the workshop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpXrFwS45Xs

 

Friday 16 April @ OUTPOST, 9pm, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Visiting Composer Concert

Featuring Robert Lemay

With Special Guest Anne de Fornel

186.5 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge

 

Choose the order in which you hear music by Robert Lemay, played for Robert Lemay!' Meet and greet with the Canadian composer afterwards with refreshments and find out how the music is made!' Featuring works he wrote for saxophone and various instruments, and poetic interludes inspired by Diana Norma inspired by the music. Also featuring concert pianist Anne de Fornel from Lyon, France!

 

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Diana Norma, poet

Lesley O'Donel, flute

Anne de Fornel, piano

Rebecca Wellons, saxophone

 

Monday 12 April @ The Boston Conservatory, 8PM, FREE

Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble Saxtravaganza!

Concert Featuring the Music of Robert Lemay and Etienne Rolin

8 The Fenway, Boston

Hynes Convention Center

 

Dennis conducts Calligramme by Robert Lemay for Robert Lemay himself, who is visiting from Canada to hear his works played, and lecture about his music.' The concert will also feature a Soundpainting piece by Etienne Rolin called Mural Treatment and other transcriptions for this versatile group of saxophonists!

 

SUNDAY APRIL 4TH AT LIBERTY HALL, 6-10PM

Americana Music Academy Presents'

Fundraising Music Festival and Soundpainting Extravaganza!

$12 door, $10 advance, $7 student

644 Mass St, Lawrence, KS

785-749-1972

Tickets available at www.LibertyHall.net or Ticketmaster

 

Big Stack Daddy

Lawrence Clarinet Choir

Bob Ross Soundpainting Group

The Chagall Performance Art Collaborative

DJs Aaronmac and AlanPaul

 

Please join us for a blow-out show featuring amazing musical variety in Americana Music Academy's 2010 Grand Feature event in Liberty Hall! Featuring a Silent Auction with services and goods donated from vibrant downtown businesses, Americana members, local artists and performers. Performers from across the musical spectrum present a lively, one-of-a-kind celebration featuring classy clarinets, sexy saxophones and the sonic sensation known as Soundpainting.  Lawrence's matchless good-time band, Big Stack Daddy, rounds the evening out with music sure to send you home smiling.

 

Friday 26 March @ Jewett Hall, First Church of Cambridge

8PM, $10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE SERIES PREMIERE CONCERT!

11 Garden Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

 

First ever of its kind, this concert lets you choose your own destiny.' When you arrive at the concert, choose which door to walk through, and depending on where you sit, you will see and hear the concert differently!' Then, after the first piece of the concert, YOU will decide what to hear next!' Be careful which page you turn to, because who knows what awaits you at the end of this unique musical adventure!' What is for certain: you will hear World Premieres by Claudio Gabriele, Paul Klein, Etienne Rolin, and a Soundpainting concept-piece by Dennis Shafer (and friends!).

 

Collaborating artists:

 

Dennis Shafer, Director, saxophone

Diana Norma, poet

Emily Beattie, dance

Trevor Martin, visual artist

Lesley O'Donel, flute

Sachiko Murata, oboe

Kathleen Leblanc-Hood, clarinet

Ara Sarkissian, piano

Tim Pence, guitar

Olga Patramanskya, violin

Lilit Hartunian, violin

Keith Sanders, viola

Rachel Arnold, cello

Jennifer Bill, saxophone

Rebecca Wellons, saxophone

Sean Mix, saxophone

Rich Labedz, saxophone

Vitalius Visovskis, saxophone

David Krebs, Sound artist

Jon Amon, saxophone

 

For full press release, visit www.ChagallPAC.ning.com

 

LIMITED SPACE! RESERVE TICKETS NOW BY EMAILING soundsinbloom@gmail.com

 

Friday 19 March @ OUTPOST, 9pm, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

DEBUT CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE SERIES CONCERT!

186.5 Hampshire Street

Inman Square, Cambridge

 

Remember those children's books?' A concert with 4 different endings'you decide!' Don't miss this mind-bending concept concert!' Featuring Soundpainting and works by Berio, Scelsi, Britten, Jakob T.V. and more!

 

Rebecca Wellons, saxophone

Jennifer Bill, saxophone

Ashley Addington, flute

Rich Labedz, saxophone

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Diana Norma, poet

Emily Beattie, dancer

 

Saturday 6 March @ Concord Performing Arts Center, 8pm $5/15

Concord Band Celebrates French Music and the Saxophone

 

Dennis Shafer will join the Concord Band to perform an arrangement of Claude Debussy's The Girl With the Flaxen Hair. He is a member and co-founder of the Back Bay Saxophone Quartet, who will be the Concord Band's guest ensemble for the upcoming concert. The other members of this innovative and dynamic quartet are Jennifer Bill, Lauren Nicholas, and John Knasas. Together with the band, they will perform composer Bill Holcombe's piece Stephen Foster Revisited, which is a collection of familiar Foster tunes. The program will also include works by French and American composers, including Milhaud, Berlioz, Dukas, and Ives.

 

The Concord Band, founded in 1959, is one of the leading community concert bands in the United States. It is well known for its innovative programming and the exceptional quality of its commissioned pieces. It presents both formal and Pops concerts throughout the year. Thousands attend its summer concerts each year at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts.

 

www.ConcordBand.org

www.BackBayQuartet.com

 

Saturday 6 March @ Wellesley Free Library 3pm, Free

Studio Recital featuring the Back Bay Saxophone Quartet

 

See Dennis Shafer's extraordinary saxophone and clarinet students can play, then see what they could play if they keep it up for 20 years in an encore by the Back Bay Saxophone Quartet!

 

 

Saturday 6 March @ Salem State College, 12noon, Free

Saxophone clinic and workshop by Dennis Shafer

 

Dennis Shafer performs Six Metamorphoses after Ovid by Benjamin Britten, Arianna by Francois Rosse, speaks briefly about extended techniques on the saxophone, and then leads a Soundpainting workshop!

 

Friday 19 February @ OUTPOST, 9pm, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents'

A MUSICAL AND POETIC JOURNEY FROM FREEDOMVILLE TO BREAKDOWNS

 

Featuring Poet Scott Ruescher, Cellist Rachel Arnold, and Flutist Ashley Addington.

Take a journey with Ruescher's new chapbook Sidewalk Tectonics (2009 Pudding House Press). Musically enhanced by this ruthless duo, Jim Scully's Duplicitous Encounter will start the trip from Lincoln's birthplace to the site Martin Luther King Jr's assassination, highlighted by Christopher Gainey's Breakdowns.  No kidding, there's blues in this one--and Soundpainting, too!   Bring your own contribution in the form of poetry, sound, spirits, and be ready for a surprise from the exhibited visual artist, Sarah Kinne!

 

Scott Ruescher, poet

Ashley Addington, flute

Rachel Arnold, cello

Dennis Shafer, Soundpainter, saxophone

Diana Norma, poet

Sarah Kinne, visual artist

 

Wednesday February 17 @ Kansas University, Swarthout Recital Hall

Masterclass with Dennis Shafer

Presenting Extended Techniques, Luciano Berio, and Etienne Rolin

 

Dennis Shafer presents a workshop with extended techniques that are found in Luciano Berio's Sequenza VIIb for Soprano Saxophone, and Etienne Rolin's Mural Treatment for saxophone ensemble.'

 

Saturday 30 January 2010 @ Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, $16-$46

Dennis Shafer's Concerto Debut Concert with'

The New England String Ensemble **buy tickets**

Frederic Cortese, Conductor

30 Gainsborough Street

Boston, Symphony T-Stop

 

In his debut concerto performance at Jordan Hall, Dennis Shafer performs Chemins IV for Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra with Frederic Cortese conducting.  Also on the program: Mozart, Piazzolla, and Beethoven. 

 

Friday 15 January @ OUTPOST, 9pm, $5/10

Sounds in Bloom Presents'

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative

 

DEBUT SOUNDPAINTING AND POETRY WORKSHOP! Come enjoy some Soundpainting, the live composition of music with gestures, and paint or BE painted with sound at the OUTPOST.' Come with or without your instruments to jam with Dennis Shafer, Diana Norma, and the hottest, newest string quartet, fresh off the press.' Also featuring Sequenza VIIb by Luciano Berio, and Constriction by Paul Klein.

 

Diana Norma, poet

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Olga Patramanskaya, violin

Lilit Hartunian, violin

Keith Sanders, viola

Javier Cavallero, cello

Friday 18 December @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5/10 or b/o

Sounds in Bloom presents...

Chagall Performance Collaborative

186.5 Hampshire Street, Inman Square

Cambridge, Central Square T-Stop

 

Inter-Holiday Party Collaborative Concert !

Featuring twisted holiday-style live film scoring of short films by David Lynch (backed up by our Collaborators), and the poetry of special guest Raffael de Gruttola and Diana Norma in silent film-interludes by the Lumiere Brothers.  Raffael will read his renku poetry and we will finish with a Haiku jam featuring his jazz haiku!

 

Bring your friends and come have your holiday party here!  All religious/non-religious followings welcome!  Followed by an open mic and cocktail so bring your own favorite original words and music to jam with us!

 

Collaborating Artists

 

Raffael de Gruttola, poet

Diana Norma, poet

Entropy Machine:

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Jonathan Hurley, guitar

Jason Felitto, bass

Christopher Montecalvo, percussion and wind up toys

 

Friday 11 December @ Tiki Jazz Lounge, 9pm FREE

Dennis Shafer is featured in the debut show of'

Entropy Machine

at the Howard Johnson Hotel

1271 Boylston Street, Boston

Hynes Convention Center T-Stop

 

Come enjoy two sets of entirely new originally composed jazz by all the members!' This new group makes jazz more entertaining than it ever used to be!' New songs that sound great and won't let you down in energy, freshness, and character!

 

Entropy Machine:

Jonathan Hurley, guitar

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Dawson Hill, keys

Jason Felitto, bass

Christopher Montecalvo, drums

 

Friday 5 December @ Acton Jazz Cafe, 9pm, $15door/$12advance

MUSANER Armenian-Jazz Fusion

Ara Sarkissian, director/pianist

452 Great Road

Acton, MA 01720

 

Dennis Shafer's debut performance with the stellar fusion ensemble MUSANER.'

 

For more information on the line-up of musicians, to buy tickets, or to buy their new album, go to www.lucentmusic.com/musaner

 

Friday 20 November @ OUTPOST, 9pm, $5/10

Sounds in Bloom Presents'

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative

 

Special guest poet Judson Evans performs unheard poems from his Museum of Impossible Inventions and Sounds in Bloom plays Steve Lacy's Jazz combined with spoken word by Diana Norma.' Also, Sounds in Bloom's own Lacy-inspired Jazz heads will be with a glorious rhythm section of equally experimental players.' Bring your own spoken word to try it out with melodic jazz improvisation!

 

Judson Evans, poet

Diana Norma, poet

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

John Hurley, guitar

Jason Felitto, bass

Rob Rudin, drums

 

Monday 16 November @ Seully Hall, The Boston Conservatory, 8PM FREE

The Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble Presents'

SAXTRAVAGANZA! Ken Radnofsky, Director

Dennis Shafer conducts Robert Lemay's Calligramme

 

This saxophone ensemble, comprised of all sizes of saxophones numbering from 12 to 14 saxophones in instrumentation, will be playing works written and transcribed for the ensemble, and features the Boston premiere of Robert Lemay's Calligramme, conducted by Dennis Shafer.' All other works on the program are performed sans conductor!

 

Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November @ BU Dance Theatre, 8pm, $20/15(students and seniors)

Composer/Choreographer Consortium 2009 Debut Season

JUDDERTONE Presents'

 

915 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, St Paul St T-Stop

FOR TICKETS, CALL 617-358-2500 

 

Dennis Shafer premieres a work by John Morrison in this composer/choreographer showdown!

 

The Juddertone Performance Series, an annual rotating consortium of accomplished composers and choreographers, announces its 2009 Debut Season. The 2009 line-up includes a diverse group of artists including Longy School of Music Chair of Composition, John Morrison, Brooklyn New York choreographer Eva Perotta, and Mobius Artist Group member and fight-dance choreographer, Alissa Waller.

 

Tuesday 13 October @ University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Masterclass and Concert with Jonathan Amon, Visiting Professor of Saxophone

 

Dennis Shafer gives a performance and masterclass on composers Luciano Berio and Bernard Carlosema, with an improvisation workshop on how to improvise with extended techniques.' He is also featured in a faculty recital, performing Ximix by Francois Rosse, and Das Mosaik Vom Tonfrequenzspektrum by Seongyoun Hong for saxophone duo and live electronics.

 

Friday 18 September @ OUTPOST, 8pm, $5/10

Sounds in Bloom Presents'

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative

186.5 Hampshire Street, Inman Square

Cambridge, Central Square T-Stop

 

Sounds in Bloom presents its latest line-up of classically-trained musicians making their instruments dance, poets making words walk on tightropes while holding a lantern, dancers losing their bodies in paintings, a whole lot of artistic happenings packed into a cozy gallery space.

 

Composer Ara Sarkissian presents his choose-your-own adventure compositions, Gil Cruz his crazy solo trombone, and much, much more.

 

Diana Norma, poetry

Ellen Godena, dance

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Gil Cruz, trombone

Ara Sarkissian, piano and composition

 

 

Monday 31 August @ University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, 5pm

Solo Performance and Masterclass

3601 Pacific Ave

Stockton, CA

Dennis Shafer leads a masterclass hosted by David Henderson, saxophone professor, and his saxophone class at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music.' Works presented by Berio, Carlosema, Rosse, and Bach.' Also features a workshop on contemporary improvisation and with poetry.

 

 

  

Friday 28 August @ The Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford University, 12pm

A solo interpretation of Mark Applebaum's '

The Metaphysics of Notation

Rowland K. Rebele Gallery and Geballe Family Balcony

Dennis Shafer interacts with a work of art that simultaneously acts as a musical score called The Metaphysics of Notation by Mark Applebaum, Associate Professor of Composition at Stanford University.

Tuesday 25 August @ Hale Kapuna Heritage Home 10am

Outreach Event

4297A Omao Road

Lawai, HI

 

Friday 21 August (7pm) and Monday 24 August (12pm) @ Hanapepe Cafe

Diner Musicale

Dennis Shafer solo Hawaiian CD release!

3830 Hanapepe Road

Western Kauai, Hawaii

 

Thursday 9 July @ Music Auditorium, Mahidol University, 7:00pm

World Saxophone Congress XV Presents

Jean-Michel Goury’s BB Saxophone Ensemble

WORKS BY CARLOSEMA, REICH, AND MORE

Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

JM Goury’s saxophone ensembly plays for 2,000 people in Bangkok, Thailand!  Featuring the greatest works ever written for 12 saxophones!

 

Friday 26 June @ La Baraka, 7pm 5/10 Euro Donation

Diner Musicale

Opus Jazz Trio

Matthias Leboucher, piano; Hussein El Azab, Percussion

70, rue Daguerre, 14eme

Paris, France

 

Enjoy a wonderful couscous dinner and live arab-jazz fusion music!  One and only performance of the year! 

 

Thursday 11 June @ The Percolator, 7:30pm $5 Donation

Lawrence Arts Center Presents…

Dennis Shafer and Friends

POETRY OF DIANA NORMA AND MUSIC OF DAVID KREBS

913 Rhode Island Street

Lawrence, Kansas

 

Come see an unforgettable fusion between the performing arts of poetry and music and the visual arts!  Dreams of Mazes by David Krebs and Diana Norma, Sequenza VII by Luciano Berio, Rhapsody for Clarinet by William Osborne, and much, much more!

 

Friday 5 June @ Fairbanks Art Gallery, 4pm $5 Donation

Oregon State Department of Art Presents…

William Shafer Celebration Concert

220 SW 26th Street

Corvallis, Oregon

 

Sounds in Bloom and Dennis Shafer interact with the art of graduating Seniors from Oregon State University.  All donations will go to William Shafer, Dennis Shafer’s newest nephew!

 

Saturday 16 May @ Longy School of Music, 8pm FREE

Longy Chamber Orchestra Presents…

Concerto Competition Winners: Dennis Shafer plays Berio Chemins IV

Edward M. Pickman Recital Hall, Longy School of Music

One Follen Street, Cambridge, Harvard Square T Stop

 

Dennis Shafer performs Chemins IV of Luciano Berio.  This piece was originally written for oboe, then transcribed for saxophone by Claude Delangle.  It was later arranged for chamber orchestra (11 strings) by Berio himself. 

 

Friday 15 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5/10 or b/o

Sounds in Bloom presents...

Chagall Performance Collaborative

INSTALLATION PERFORMANCE ART AND SPATIAL POETICS

 

Come see this ephemeral, ethereal art event featuring sculptors, video art, poetry, and music.  Stretch your imagination of what is a performance in this interactive show!

 

Friday 17 April @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5/10 or b/o

Sounds in Bloom presents...

Chagall Performance Collaborative

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS CABARET

OUTPOST 186.5 Hampshire Street

Cambridge, Central Square T Stop

 

Artists from all disciplines, from poetry to installation art to music, all combine in an extravaganza show at the OUTPOST, with hosts Sounds in Bloom and Momentum.

 

Thursday 16 April @ Longy School of Music, 8pm FREE

Longitude New Music Ensemble Presents…

New Music Extravaganza

Works by Davidofsky, Gabriele, and more!

Edward M Pickman Recital Hall, Longy School of Music

One Follen Street, Cambridge

Central Square T Stop

 

Dennis Shafer will play the Boston premiere of Bleu, Rouge, Brun, Violet inspired by Paul Cezanne and the Mediterranean coast of Marseille.  Other works performed by Longitude New Music Ensemble.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2009 AT 7:30PM

TRICOTISM: saxophonist Dennis Shafer and pianist Simon Tedeschi

 FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH 

71 EIGHTH STREET

NEW BEDFORD, MA

 300 Years of Music in One Hour!  An Unforgettable Evening of Saxophone and Piano

 Dennis Shafer and Simon Tedeschi present the best of the what was written for saxophone and piano in the last 300 years--and what wasn't as well!  Since its invention in 1840, the saxophone has become an attraction for composers of new music, as well as for transcriptions of the old.  Pianists have always had hard music to play as Simon Tedeschi and Franz Liszt will show you! 

Tuesday 7 April @ New School of Music, 7pm $5 donation

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative presents…

The Deadly and Wide Oceans Inside

Art Opening of Foxman James with Dance, Poetry, and Music

Works by Sounds in Bloom, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arvo Part, and David Krebs

Special guest: Ellom in Voice from Estonia

NEW SCHOOL OF MUSIC

25 Lowell Street, Cambridge

Harvard Square T Stop

 

Come hear a wonderful collaboration between artists of all disciplines at the New School of Music in Cambridge.  Performing artists will react to the wonderful art of Foxman James in dance, performance poetry, and music.  Works also programmed include the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata, poems inspired by the art of Foxman James, and more!  Don't miss this ephemeral art event!

 

Kai-Ching Chang, piano

Kirsten Swanson, viola

Olha Patramansak, violin

Dennis Shafer, saxophone

Ellomal Toomet, poetry

Diana Norma Szokolyai, poetry

Artwork by Foxman James

 

Sunday 6 April @ The Boston Conservatory, 8pm FREE

The Boston Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble Presents…

Saxtravaganza 2009!

FEATURING: STRAVINSKY’S PULCINELLA STE FOR SAX SEXTET

DENNIS SHAFER, CONDUCTOR

8 The Fenway, Boston

Hynes Convention Center T Stop

 

Other works include a transcription of Pictures at an Exhibition, and Myopia for 12 saxophones by Curtis Hughes

 

Sunday 5 April @ OUTPOST, 6pm $5/10 or b/o

Sounds in Bloom presents...

Chagall Performance Collaborative

Opening Concert:  POETRY IN DIALOGUE

OUTPOST 186.5 Hampshire Street

Cambridge, Central Square T Stop

 

Sounds in Bloom: Diana Norma Szokolyai (Hungarian & American), poetry; Dennis Shafer, saxophone and musical guests Simon Tedeschi (piano) and Kirsten Swanson (viola)

Ellom in Voice, Estonian poet: American debut performance

 

Drawing on Eastern European imagery, mystical connections to their Finno-Ugric ancestry, and a deep connection to forests and mountain rivers, Norma and Ellom explore "the deadly and wide oceans inside" and "the dusty gold of souls tangled inside the Earth, that cosmic ball" (excerpts of some of the poetic dialogue, Ellom's followed by Norma's verse).  This is the first time they will perform together in the U.S., bringing their debut Parisian show to American audiences in April 2009.  Musical direction by Dennis Shafer. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009 AT 7:30PM

Dennis Shafer and Friends: VOX 4 String Quartet, Shafer Saxophone   Quartet, Sounds in Bloom, Dr. T, and 5 World-Premieres!


JEWITT HALL, LONGY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
11 Garden Street, Cambridge, HARVARD SQUARE T-STOP

Dennis Shafer proudly presents composers Claudio Gabriele (Rome,   Italy), Paul Klein (Yale University), David Krebs (Lawrence,  Kansas),  Julie Case (Vermont), and Anthony Solitro (Worcester) in  wild end-of  year extravaganza featuring some of the most open- minded, fresh visual  and performing artists of our time.

This non-stop avant-garde fringe thriller concert brings together  the  most wonderful musical and artistic experiences Dennis Shafer  has had  during his studies as an Artist Diploma Candidate at the  Longy School  of Music.  Cross-disciplinary experiences from poetry  to video art,  music inspired by sculpture and then turned to  poetry, and work with  composers exploring new performance  techniques and sounds are Dennis  Shafer and Friends hope to share  with you!

Collaborators:
www.myspace.com/brexmusic David Krebs electronic music
www.myspace.com/vox4stringquartet VOX4 String Quartet
www.myspace.com/claudiogabriele Claudio Gabriele, composer
www.julietcase.com Juliet Case, Composer
www.myspace.com/tonysolitro Anthony Solitro, composer
www.myspace.com/dnorma Diana Norma Szokolyai, Sounds in Bloom,   performance artist
www.foryourhead.com Emile "Dr. T" Tobenfeld, Spontaneous Video Art


Nicolucci Concert Series Afternoon Concert

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2009 AT 3PM 

Wellesley Free Public Library

Works by Frederic Rzewski, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Sergei Rachmaninoff

 

ART OPENING AT THE ZEITGEIST OUTPOST: NICK OLESZCZUK, DANA CHILDS   JERRY SLAYTON and HUY CHU
Sounds in Bloom reacts to the art of Nick Oleszczuk, Dana Childs,   Jerry Slayton, and Huy Chu
FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS: SIMON TEDESCHI AND THE VOX 4 STRING QUARTET
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8th, at 2pm
Zeitgeist OUTPOST
186.5 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA
CENTRAL SQUARE T STOP

Sounds in Bloom will premiere works by David Krebs and compose   performance art in reaction to the exhibition of art by Nick   Oleszczuk, Dana Childs, Jerry Slayton and Huy Chu.  Don't miss this   exciting, fresh new art in all its dimensions!

 

-------2008 Events------

 

Wednesday, 24 December @ Episcopal Church of St Augustine and St Martin, 10pm

31 Lenox Street, Roxbury
LENOX ST
T STOP

 Come hear Dennis Shafer play in a church service in the beautiful Episcopal Church of St Augustine and St Martin, who recently celebrated 100 years of service in their historic location on the border of Boston and Roxbury.  A vibrant, open-minded congregation, they frequently have special musical guests.  This Christmas Eve, I will accompany many Carols, and play the Flute Partita in A minor by J.S. Bach as well as a traditional Hungarian melody, St Istvan (St Stephens in Hungarian).

Reception to follow service


 Wednesday, 17 December @ Stan Herd’s Ninth Street Studios, 8pm

512 E 9th Street, Lawrence, KS

 

**FEATURING A SURPRISE BALL-PLAYING EXPERIENCE !!**

 

The solo saxophone recital features music from J.S. Bach and contemporary composers Bernard Carlosema, Francois Rosse, Juliet Case, Claudio Gabriele, and Frederic Rzewski, as well as traditional folk music from Serbia, Hungary, and Turkey.  

SPECIAL GUESTS: David Gnojek, saxophones; Brian Gnojek, clarinet; Chris Nichols, clarinet; Jose Espinosa, ball-player

 


Friday, 14 November @ Longy School of Music, 8pm

One Follen Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Dennis Shafer plays Luciano Berio's Chemins Iv for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
Longy Chamber Orchestra Concert


Tuesday, 11 November @ Longy School of Music, 8pm Free

One Follen Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Longitude New Music Concert Featuring Clepsydre by Bernard Carlosema, for Soprano, Tenor, and Bass Saxophone and Tape


Monday, 10 November @ The Boston Conservatory, 8pm FREE

Saxophone Ensemble Concert Featuring Claudio Gabriele's La coefficient de la viscosite angelique for 12 saxophones,
Dennis
Shafer Conducting


 

Friday, 7 November @ The OUTPOST

186 and-a-half Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:
"The Vortex Other Dimension Ensemble and Sounds in Bloom with Special Guest Guitarist Srdjan Grujicic (Serbia)"

A Special Collaboration with:
Todd Brunel - Clarinet
Emile Tobenfeld - video art
Diana Norma Szokolyai - poetry, movement
Dennis Shafer - saxophones
Chris Montecalvo - percussion

Noted for his "extreme musicality and originality" by French guitarist and composer Roland Dyens, Srdjan Grujicic composes and performs in all musical genres, in chamber groups and solo performances. Since his debut concert at age ten in Serbia, he has toured France, Switzerland, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Canada. Since 2005 he has studied at the National Superior Conservatory of Music in Paris, where he is currently a Masters Degree candidate. As laureate of the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, Srdjan has the honor of a semester of study this year at the Peabody Institute. Classical, Jazz, Ethnic and especially music from the Balkans are the genres he where he finds again and again inspiration for his art.


Saturday, 1 November @ Mobius Art Space, 8pm $5/10

725 Harrison Ave, Boston
Sounds in Bloom in concert with the Gleason's Twins

2x2
An Evening of 2 Duo Collaborations with Poetry, Music and Dance
The Gleason's Twins is Joe Moffett (trumpet, poems), Kristin Slipp (voice, poems).
Sounds In Bloom is Diana Norma Szokolyai (poet, dancer, visual artist), Dennis Shafer (saxophonist, composer).
Sounds in Bloom will also be performing the world premiere of "Who Abandoned the Sinking Ship?" by Juliet Case.


Saturday 26 July at 8pm — La Baraka Restaurant: Diner Musical
Opus Jazz Trio — Sax, Piano, Percu Egyptien

70, rue Daguerre
Metro Denfert-Rocherau
Reservations 01 43 22 07 02
Entree Gratuite

download event flyer (77k PDF file)


 

Thursday 31 July at La Cite International des Arts 8pm
Sounds in Bloom in Concert

Featuring Poets Diana Norma Szokolyai and Elom in Voice,
Matthias Leboucher (piano) and others!

Also featuring book signing of Roses in the Snow by Diana Norma Szokolyai.

18, rue de l'Hotel de Ville
Metro Pont-Marie
10 Euros/8 Euros avec Reservations (
shaferds@gmail.com)

For more information about Sounds in Bloom and the concert at Cite des Arts, please visit www.myspace.com/dnorma

For Elom in Voice, visit www.myspace.com/alonetimewithme

and for Dennis Shafer, www.dennisshafer.com

 

 
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