Origins - A Musical Experience
Join us for an evening of organic music performance from before a time when music became over-civilized.
Clint Goss, Ron Kravitz, and Vera Shanov explore our musical Origins using traditional ethnic instruments from dozens of countries along with nature sound recordings from around the world. Learn about the Slovakian Fujara, the Chinese Bawu, and the Swiss Hang. Everyone becomes a part of the music in our conducted improvisations throughout the evening.
So please join in the fun by bringing any small percussion instruments (rattles, shakers, etc.) or ethnic world flutes you may have, or use instruments that we provide.
We hope you can join us!
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About Origins ...
Origins explores the musical connections between humans and nature. In a concert setting staged in-the-round, Clint Goss and Vera Shanov and their guest artists involve the audience by creating organic music from before a time when music became over-civilized.
The event journeys from the beginnings of human musicality by surrounding the participants with sonic environments from the last remaining pristine soundscapes, both aquatic and land-based. These include historically significant recordings of endangered and extinct species.
Origins also explores a range of musical cultures, using the traditional ethnic instruments, video, and images from Clint and Vera's travels in 77 countries. This includes the earliest known human melodies and the earliest music from North America, Ireland, and China.
Finally, Origins delves into the nature of improvisation itself. Using basic forms found in all world music, participants explore their own innate ability to improvise.
The music of Origins incorporates instruments that are ethnographic artifacts, museum replicas of the earliest Native American Flutes, a traditional Slovakian fujara, a Laotian kaen, a Chinese hulusi, a chorus of Bulgarian bird whistles, and a variety of other instruments.
The audience actively participates in creating the music of the event. Origins is staged in-the-round and everyone is provided easy-to-play instruments. The audience is also encouraged to bring their own small percussion instruments (rattles, shakers, etc.) or ethnic world flutes, so that all are included in the creation of organic improvisational music.