3.6.13 Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble [V.O.C.E.] “Dreaming Paris • theme & variations”

New Release
Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble [V.O.C.E.]
Dreaming Paris • theme & variations

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01 Part I
02 Divine Presence
03 No Pause
04 Part II
05 First Drops of Rain
06 Pattern of Streets
07 Exposed to the Moon
08 Part III
09 Déjà Vu
10 Reflecting Surfaces
11 Part IV
12 Half-Open Window
13 Semicircle
14 Points of Light
15 Recollection of Days
16 Dreaming Paris

VARDAN  OVSEPIAN  piano
DAPHNE  CHEN  violin
TYLANA  RENGA  violin
LAUREN  BABA  viola
MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON   viola
ARTYOM MANUKYAN   cello
RYAN  MCGILLICUDDY  bass
GAVIN  SALMON  percussion
ZACH  HARMON  percussion

Produced by:  Vardan Ovsepian

Recorded and mixed by Scott Fraser at Architecture,
Mastered by Scott Fraser, Jiho Choi and Judson Crane,
Winter 2013

Album Art / Photo + Design by: Kio Griffith

Vardan Ovsepian website

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3.3.13 Flower Of The Season 2013 » “Notaway: Quest For Freedom”

Body Weather Laboratory presents
MARCH 1/2/3 2013
FLOWER OF THE SEASON 2013: NOTAWAY: QUEST FOR FREEDOM
1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA, 90291

Notaway

featuring

OGURI – dance
YASUNARI TAMAI -dance

with
WADADA LEO SMITH’s GOLDEN QUARTET

WADADA LEO SMITH – trumpet / composition
ANTHONY DAVIS – piano
JOHN LINDBERG – bass
PHEEROAN AKLAFF – drums

FRIDAY March 1 » 8:00pm
SATURDAY March 2 » 5:00pm + 8:00pm
SUNDAY March 3 » 3:00pm

Purchase Tickets:
http://flower2013.brownpapertickets.com/

General Admission: $22 [presale] $25 [day of show]
Students & Seniors: $20 Children (under18yrs): $17 [no presale, ID required]

Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave.
Venice CA 90291
310-823-0710

Free parking at Electric Lodge

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Flower Of The Season 2013 is
produced by Body Weather Laboratory and Arcane Collective

supported by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission,Metabolic Studio, CalArts and the Electric Lodge

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Body Weather Laboratory and Arcane Collective present Flower of the Season 2013. Now in its 9th year, Flower of the Season produces outstanding dance within a deeply considered, minimal yet encompassing approach to space and theatricality. This year, the series introduces the exquisite work of Yasunari Tamai and Oguri. Music composed by Wadada Leo Smith. Live music performed byWadada Leo Smith‘s Golden Quartet.

OGURI-Artistic Director/Choreographer

A native of Japan, He joined famed dancer Min Tanaka’s company, Mai-Juku, in 1985. Oguri was a founding member of Body Weather Farm where for five years, he lived, worked, and hosted annual international art festivals. A resident of California since 1990, 1998 Oguri produces full-evening solo and ensemble work in the theater, improvises with musicians, works site-specifically in nature and urban landscapes, develops multi-media works, and collaborates with sculptors, painters, poets, literature, daily life imagery and simple materials to transform space and time with dance. Oguri teaches and performs worldwide. Oguri has received numerous grants and awards. 2005 Irvine ‘Dance: Creation to Performance’ grant for his evening length work “Caddy! Caddy! Caddy!, William Faulkner Dance Project” which toured in November 2009 with a NEA grant.

YASUNARI TAMAI-Choreographer

Born in Tokyo, joined Min Tanaka’s Mai-Juku dance group in 1983. From 1986 to the present he has been a resident of the Body Weather Farm in Hakushu, practicing organic farming and dance. He performs nationally and internationally as a member of Min Tanaka’s Tokason dance troupe and presenting solo work. He received a grant from Japan Arts Fund for his solo dance work, Don Quixote on the Mountaintop at Sogetsu Hall, Tokyo.

WADADA LEO SMITH-Composer

Trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser have been active in creative contemporary music for over forty years. His systemic music language Ankhrasmation is significant in his development as an artist and educator.

Born in Leland, Mississippi, Smith’s early musical life began in the high school concert and marching bands. At the age of thirteen, he became involved with the Delta Blues and Improvisation music traditions. He received his formal musical education with his stepfather Alex Wallace, the U.S. Military band program Sherwood School of Music and Wesleyan University. Mr. Smith has studied a variety of music cultures: African, Japanese, Indonesian, European and American.

Body Weather Laboratory website

Electric Lodge website

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Photography:

Roger Burns [Wadada Leo Smith]
Owen O’Connor [Oguri]
Hitomi Tanizawa [Yasunari Tamai]

Flyer Art + Design by: Kio Griffith