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Plinth + Brian Shankar Adler and the 6/8s

Brian Shankar Adler

BRIAN SHANKAR ADLER is a drummer, percussionist and composer whose music spans the globe from the sacred to the absurd. Raised in an ashram, conservatory trained, and residing in Brooklyn, Adler collaborates with many artists on a wide range of creative projects. He has worked with Bash the Trash, La Bomba de Tiempo, Bombay Rickey, Chelsea Clinton, Guillermo Klein, Kate McGarry, and Elizabeth Swados. He directs the Human Time Machine, a drumming group that uses chironomy to shape music in real time, and (Shankar), an ensemble dedicated to performing his original works, while also running a record label and production company.


The 6/8’s

Jake Landau. Keyboard

Ned Haweeli. Drums

Multi instrumentalist/composer Jake Landau and Drummer Ned Haweeli form the piano/drums collective that is The 6/8’s. Steeped in traditional jazz language, polyrhythms and improvisation, their sound incorporates elements of jazz, funk and hip hop which bring the listener through an exploration and a meditation.


Sarah Bernstein. Violin

Sean Moran. Guitar

Brian Shankar Adler. Drums

Sarah Bernstein is a New York-based composer and violinist whose work incorporates vocals, electronics, improvisation and original text. She is known for her fiery multidisciplinary performances, and has garnered international acclaim for her distinctive recordings. She leads the avant-jazz Sarah Bernstein Quartet, improvising strings Frikativ Quartet, and synth-pop trio Day So Far. Her minimalist/poetry duo Unearthish celebrates the release of their second album: Crazy Lights Shining (Phase Frame). Recent release Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein Tense Life (577 Records) juxtaposes her heavily processed violin and voice with explosive drums. Nominated "Rising Star" in the DownBeat Critics Poll for the past three years, Bernstein is a recognized innovator in forward-thinking jazz. Her poetry has been published by Red Ceilings Press and Sensitive Skin Magazine. She is originally from San Francisco, CA.

Sean Moran is a guitarist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has performed at New York venues such as Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, The Stone, BAM, Roulette, and Symphony Space as well as playing in Japan, Europe, and throughout the U.S. His music has been featured on WNYC’s “Soundcheck” and “Spinning on Air”, as well as at Merkin Concert Hall. He plays in the chamber quartet “The Four Bags”, the avant-metal trio “Bassoon”, and leads his own trio “Sun Tiger" (with Hank Roberts and Vinnie Sperrazza) in addition to performing with many other NYC based groups. Sean has recorded for Skirl records, 482 music, Fresh Sound New Talent, NCM East, and Lewis records among others and plays guitar on the soundtrack of "Beasts of the Southern Wild". 



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