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AUDREY CHEN + TALIBAM! w/ Justin Frye ( PC Worship) + Turning Jewels to Water

  • Wonders of Nature 131 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States (map)

Turning Jewels into Water 10:00pm
Audrey Chen with Talibam! 9:15
Justin Frye (PC Worship) trio 8:30

Turning Jewels into Water::The Intersection of Ritual, Improvisation
and Global Rhythms

This new project with composer/ percussionist/turntablist Val Jeanty
arose from her participation in a jam session at Pioneer Works in
Brooklyn, NY while Momin was artist-in-residence there in September of
2017.  Their collaboration, rooted in improvisation shaped by ritual,
evokes the esoteric realms of the creative subconscious.  Drawing from
the voodoo religion, Val recreates the ancient rhythm and pulse of
Haiti through digital beats, while Momin, whose own musical background
is rooted Indian, North African and Middle-eastern traditions, has
developed an original blend of electro-acoustic beats, drawing
together the improvisational traditions in Jazz and Indian music.
Together they explore the capabilities of new technologies to create a
seamless blend of multiple electronic and acoustic instruments.

Turning Jewels Into Water: Which Way is Home EP (*streaming only*/To
be Released by FPE Records/Spring 2018)
Ravish Momin: Drums, Electronics
Val-Inc: Turntables, Electronics
Bookings (US/Europe):

Val Jeanty

Haitian electronic music composer/percussionist/turntablist Val Jeanty
evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious
self-defined as “Afro-Electronica.” She incorporates her African
Haitian musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining
acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern. She
works with a diverse array of artists, including Geri Allen, Anthony
Braxton and Harriete Tubman Double trio. She is the recipient of the
Van Lier Grant, Meet the Composer Grant, and her project "ON" was
supported in part by the New York State Music Fund. Her
“Afro-Electronica” installations have been showcased in New York City
at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Academy
of Music, and the Village Vanguard, and internationally at SaalFelden
Music Festival in Austria, Stanser Musiktage in Switzerland, Jazz à la
Villette in France, and the Biennale Di Venezia Museum in Italy.

Ravish Momin
Ravish Momin is a versatile percussionist/composer/electronic musician
currently residing in New York City. He has worked with a diverse
range of artists, from the pop-star Shakira to the avant-Jazz legend
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (of the Chicago AACM, founded in 1969.)
He is also the leader of the acclaimed Jazz/electronic group Tarana
which has been touring internationally since 2004. Amongst their
highlights, they have performed at The Bandung International Digital
Arts Festival (Indonesia), The New Music and Sound Summit (Austin,
TX), Festival Alfonsino (Monterrey, MX), Kennedy Center's Millennium
Stage (DC) , Rough Trade NYC (Brooklyn, NY), Unyazi Festival of
Electronic Music (South Africa), Kaunas Jazz Festival (Lithuania), The
San Servolo Jazz Festival (Italy), The Calgary Jazz Festival (Canada),
Jazz Lent (Maribor, Slovenia),  Jazz Ao Centro Festival (Coimbra,
Portugal), Detroit Institute of Art (US)  Mediawave Festival
(Hungary), Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery (Washington, DC)
and the Taipei Arts Festival (Taiwan.)

BBC Leigh Patterson (for Val-Inc)
“From her Brooklyn loft, Haitian musician Val-INC. (Val Jeanty) mixes
traditional drumbeats with mechanical gears, creating a funky fusion
that she calls "voodoo electronica." The music is her way of
connecting with her roots and her ancestors, Jeanty says. Drawing from
the voodoo religion, Val recreates the rhythm and pulse of Haiti
through ancient beats. ”  

Columbia Times  Vincent Harris (for Ravish Momin)
"Watching Ravish Momin play is a bewildering experience. Drums are
supposed to be a non-melodic instrument, yet as he sits alone onstage
playing his kit, you can hear eerie, spectral tunes emanating from
somewhere. There are vocal samples and looped beats flying through the
air, too, but by now the average music fan knows what a musician can
do with effects and pedals to create those elements. This is something
different. It’s a percussionist creating his own musical world,
triggering electronic effects in a way that works them into his
relentlessly propulsive playing.