Making a music video from scratch proved to be a lot trickier than I’d imagined. Once we got dancers Ivvy (infinite.byrnn) and Ranubi on board, the setting and narrative fell in place. Excited to have had my vision brought to life! Full video premiers in March 2019.
Multiflora Productions has been killin’ it in DC, bringing an amazingly wide variety of global music to the area. We’re deeply honored to be presented twice! On Friday Oct. 19th, TJIW will perform at Georgetown University’s afternoon series, and on Saturday Oct. 20th, we’ll perform at the Flash of the Spirit Festival at the Anacostia
Rhythm Science Sound do great community-building work in Louisville KY. From their website: “Through our work, and the work of friends in communities all over the globe, we’ve seen that dance music has an unparalleled capacity to create community, facilitate the building, sharing, and mobilization of knowledge and culture, and spurs innovation and forward thinking
I’ll be undertaking a solo US tour from Sept 25-30th as shown below. I’ll be conducting workshops and masterclasses on the “Intersection of Music-technology, Improvisation and Global-rhythms.’ I’ll be artist-in-residence at Champlain College for a full day where I’ll also collaborate with students to create new electro-acoustic works for a culminating performance. In addition to the
No overdubs! I composed and played all the parts. This video, inspired by a Turkish rhythm (Karsilama in 9/4), showcases the intersection of Music-technology and improvisation. [Filmed by Four/Ten Media in Philadelphia on Aug 14, 2018]
STOMP meets electronic dance music.. 🙂 TurningJewelsIntoWater got to play the porch set up by New Orleans Airlift on Saturday, Aug. 4th. While we didn’t get to play all the structures, this is what was available for us: “Strings are set along the first set of the railing. One side are bass strings, the other guitar strings. These are all
Looking forward to the EP release of Which Way is Home? (FPE Records) at Nublu, NYC, (presented by LPR) in a double-bill with the great Nicole Mitchell and Christina Wheeler.
We’d been honored to have been invited to perform at this years’ Bang on a Can Marathon on May 13 at NYU Skirball, which included the legendary Terry Riley, as well as artists such as Mazz Swift, Ethel Quartet, Xenia Rubinos, Stephin Merritt, et al.
Our debut tour takes us through Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czechia, Switzerland and Italy. We perform at festivals, concert halls, clubs, outdoor spaces and cultural centers alike. Looking forward to making new friends and fans alike!
I just signed with FPE Records to bring TurningJewelsIntoWater into the world. Honored to share the roster with Debo Band (who’s “Ethiopiques” influences are among some of my all time fave life-changing records), Nicole M. Mitchell (who’s ‘Mandorla Awakening’ slayed Top 10/2017 charts across the board, and channeled the AACM “ancient to the future’ practice in earnest)