Tarana (NYC): Exploring the intersection of Jazz Improvisation, World Music & Music-technology
September 29, 2016
folkwaysAlive! is proud to co-present an interactive workshop with the innovative NYC-based electro-acoustic group Tarana on Friday, October 7th, 2016. Tarana will discuss and demonstrate the art of blending electronics and acoustic instruments in improvisational settings, informed by their own unique blend of jazz, North African and Indian rhythms.
What: Workshop with Tarana (NYC): Exploring the intersection of Jazz Improvisation, World Music & Music-technology
Where: Friday, October 7th, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Convocation Hall, University of Alberta North Campus
Cost: Free Admission. Everyone Welcome.
Biography: Tarana (NYC)
Formed in 2003, Tarana is an exciting and ground-breaking trombone/synth (Rick Parker) & drums/electronics (Ravish Momin) duo that blurs the boundaries between the electronic and the acoustic, while blending a vast array of influences, ranging from Jazz to Bollywood to Ambient music. They layer loops, melodies and textures on top of their tight-knit acoustic instruments to create a symphonic sound that also explores deep-grooving rhythms from across the world.
Ravish Momin is a versatile percussionist/c
Combining jazz, experimental, electronic and rock, Rick Parker casts a broad net with his trombone playing augmented by electronics and synthesizers. He has worked with a large cross section of notable musicians and groups including Tim Berne, Mingus Big Band, Darcy James Argue Secret Society, hip hop legends the Wu Tang Clan and DMC and mexican pop stars Ximena Sariñana and Natalia LaFourcade. Parker was twice honored with an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer award and frequently arranges music for rock/pop groups and jazz big band.
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