About

Background

Ravish Momin started writing poetry when he was 8 years old. His love for the sciences simultaneously led him to obtain a B.Sc in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in the US. He has studied drumset with master-drummers Andrew Cyrille, Bob Moses, and Ian Froman. He has also studied North Indian Classical percussion with Misha Masud, a disciple of Pandit Taranth Rao.

His musical influences are extremely diverse and eclectic, keeping with his philosophy of continually adding sounds and ideas to his musical palette. Even though his ideas are fundamentally seated in the Indian musical traditions, he ultimately hope to be able to seamlessly combine all those musical ideas to create a sound/identity that is totally unique, that is him in totality. That is the challenge, and the lifetime dedication to the process of listening and reacting.

 

Performing Experience

ShakiraGreg HeffernanSkye SteeleKalaparusha Maurice McIntyreSam BardfeldSabir MateenPeter EpsteinBilly BangJason Kao Hwang, Is What ?,  Fulton Lights, Raphe Malik, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Ursel Schlicht, William Connell, Steve SwellAkim Funk BuddhaSunny Jain, Brandon Terzic, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Jane WangAdam Lane Kevin SheaTrina Basu

Grants/Commissions/Residencies

Solo-Residency at CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para Musica y las Artes Sonoras) in Morelia, Mexico, to teach creative live-electronics (4/23-4/27, 2012)

Residency @ Lamont School of Music, Denver University (Tarana, featuring Trina Basu and Aakash Mittal, was awarded a Marsico Grant ) (4/9- 4/13, 2012)

Meet The Composers Grant (A Metlife Creative Connections Program) for
Residency @ The Erie Museum of Art, Erie (PA) w/Tarana (Trina Basu);
(3/1- 3/4, 2011)

US Artists International Grant (A Program of the National Endowment of the Arts, with support from JP Morgan Chase, administered by the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation)
(Mar. 2006)

Arts International Grant for US Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions
(Feb. 2002)

Music/OMI International Art Center Music Residency (NY)
(7/29 – 8/13, 2001)

Selected Festivals/Highlights

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL
w/Tarana (Trina Basu); Jan. 22, 2011

San Servolo Jazz Meeting, Venezia, Italy
w/Tarana (Greg Heffernan); Nov. 4, 2010

LOLAfest, London, ON, Canada
w/Tarana (Greg Heffernan); Sept. 17, 2010

Festival De L’Outaouais Emergent, Hull, ON, Canada
w/Tarana (Greg Heffernan); Sept. 12, 2010

The Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph, ON, Canada
w/Tarana (Greg Heffernan); Sept. 11, 2010

The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (Sudden Sound Series)
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Greg Heffernan); June 25, 2010

New Music and Sound Summit, Austin, TX
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Henna Chou); June 19, 2010

Aguascalientes Music Festival, Aguascalientes, Mexico
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Greg Heffernan); May 8, 2010

Creative Soundspace Festival, The Outpost Space, Albuquerque, NM
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Greg Heffernan); April 1, 2010

NBC/Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
w/Shakira; November 17, 2009

Performance on “The Rachel Ray Show” (ABC)
w/Shakira; November 17, 2009

Performance on “The View” (ABC)
w/Shakira; November 16, 2009

The Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, Canada
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Greg Heffernan); October 31, 2009

JazzLent Stage, JazzLent, 2009, Maribor, Slovenia
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Greg Heffernan); June 28, 2009

Cantos Music Foundation, Calgary Jazz Festival, 2009, Canada
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Greg Heffernan); June 23, 2009

Plazuela Miguel Auza, Cultural Festival Zacatecas, 2009, Mexico
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Greg Heffernan); Apr. 11, 2009

Qingdao Concert Hall, Qingdao, China
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Peter Scherr); Nov. 27, 2008

AACM Concert Series, New York City, NY
w/Kalaparush Ahra Difda Ensemble (Will Conell, Michael Logan); Nov. 14, 2008

Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
w/Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Brandon Terzic); Oct. 30, 2008

Ironworks (presented by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society) Vancouver, Canada
w/Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Brandon Terzic); Oct. 11, 2008

Jazz Ao Centro Festival, Coimbra, Portugal
w/Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Brandon Terzic); June 13, 2008

Jazz Nos Capuchos Festival, Almada, Portugal
w/Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Brandon Terzic); June 12, 2008

Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Brandon Terzic); April 13, 2008

The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Brandon Terzic); April 9, 2008

The Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, AB, Canada
w/Trio Tarana (Skye Steele, Brandon Terzic); Dec. 7, 2007

Queens Museum of Art
w/Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Brandon Terzic); June 10, 2007

Documenta XII, Kassel, Germany
w/Ursel Schlicht, Jamie Baum, Thomson Kneeland, Vladiswar Nadishana, David Kuckhermann, et al; May 21- May 28, 2007

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
w/Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Brandon Terzic); Mar. 16, 2007

Leonardo Da Vinci Center: Mira et Saputo Theater, Montreal, Canada
w/Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Brandon Terzic); Feb. 24, 2007

The Rotunda @ The University of Pennsylvania, Philadalphia, PA
w/Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Brandon Terzic); Jan 18, 2007

Mediawave Festival, Gyor, Hungary
w/Trio Tarana (Jason Kao Hwang, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz); May 1, 2006

Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
w/Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Jesse Dulman; Feb. 18, 2006

Magazine Feature: “Indians in NY” by Antonio Branco, in Jazz.pt; Nov. 2005

New Music Circle: Christman Studios, St. Louis, MO
w/Trio Tarana (Jason Kao Hwang, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz); Sept. 2, 2005

Smithsonian Museum’s Freer Gallery: Meyer Auditorium, Washington, DC
w/Trio Tarana (Jason Kao Hwang, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz); July 21, 2005

Jazzin’ Tondela, Portugal
w/Trio Tarana (Jason Kao Hwang, Ken Filiano); June 11, 2005

Radio Interview for KZSU (90.1 FM, Stanford, CA); May 13, 2005

Rubin Museum of Art Concert Series, NYC
w/Trio Tarana (Jason Kao Hwang, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz); April 8, Nov. 18, 2005

Sons D’Hiver Festival, Paris, France
w/Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Adam Lane, Jesse Dulman; Feb. 11, 2005

6th Taipei Arts Festival, Taiwan
w/Trio Tarana (Jason Kao Hwang, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz);Oct. 29, 30 2004

9th Annual Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival
w/Trio Tarana (Jason Kao Hwang, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz); Oct. 16, 2004

Guelph Jazz Festival, Canada
w/Ursel Schlicht’s Ex Tempore; Sept. 11, 2004

Detroit Institute of the Arts
w/Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Adam Lane, Jesse Dulman; July 16, 2004

Vision Festival 9,NYC
w/SabirMateen, Raphe Malik, Jane Wang, Raymond King; May 29, 2004

Erie Art Museum Concert Series, Erie, PA
w/Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Jesse Dulman; Sept. 6, 2003

Guelph Jazz Festival, Canada
w/Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Jesse Dulman; Sept. 5, 2003

Chicago Jazz Festival
w/Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Jesse Dulman; August 29, 2003

 

Kerava Jazz Festival, Finland
w/Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Jesse Dulman; June 7, 2003

Era Jazzu, Tour of Poland
w/Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Jesse Dulman; March 3-6, 2003

Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany
w/Ursel Schlicht, Tomas Ulrich, Jamie Baum, Hakim Ludin, et al; Aug. 28- Sept. 5, 2002

Vision Festival 7, NYC
w/Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Trio; May 25, 2002

CUNY: Elebash Recital Hall
w/Susie Ibarra; March 2, 2002

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai, India
w/Trio Dissolve; Feb. 17, 2002

East West Encounter, Bangalore, India
w/Trio Dissolve; Feb. 16, 2002

Austin Center for the Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
w/ Susie Ibarra; December 1, 2000

Omiya (Japan)-Pittsburgh (US) Cultural Exchange Tour
w/Lee Robinson; Nov. 2-Nov. 12, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percussion Instruments Played

Drumset, Cajon, Doumbek, Udu Drum, Djembe, Talking Drum, Tabla, Log Drum (Nigerian), and assorted percussion (Caxixi, Rattles, Shakers, Gongs, Bells, etc.)

I’ve been happy with the following Brands: Drumset- Modern Drum Shop; Cymbals- UFIP; Drumheads- Remo Coated/Clear Ambassadors;Drumsticks- Vic Firth; Hardware- DW/Yamaha; Cajon-Popercussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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