Bogdan Mesesan: Milk

Bogdan Mesesan: Milk

Bogdan Mesesan’s photo series “Milk” is described by the photographer as being “about everyone’s contribution in accomplishing a certain goal, until the last one  – which takes somehow the credit for the [whole] job”. And, boy does she ever…

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i=u Brooklyn Celebrates Musical Improvisation in Bushwick This May 9 – 10

i=u Brooklyn Celebrates Musical Improvisation in Bushwick This May 9 – 10

i=u (which stands for Improvisation is Universal) is a new kind of concert experience about improvisation, audience-performer collaboration, and creating something new every time. The 1st event premiered to resounding success last year in London. This year, i=u takes place at Brooklyn Fire Proof in Bushwick on May 9th & 10th 2014. The two-day event highlights collaborations between internationally-renowned comedians, musicians, dancers and live film-makers. i=u will take over Brooklyn Fire Proof and create a collaborative music-making environment between audience members and performers. The geniuses at Wildkat PR (who are largely responsible for helping get the event the attention it deserves) will also be partnering with Gabriel Prokofiev’s London-based Nonclassical label, performing his works and curating the event with a new music twist.

 

The lineup features guest artists from Europe in rare US performances including UK-based folk/electro/beatboxer Cosmo Sheldrake, Dutch dancer Manou Koreman, and London-based Nonclassical DJ James Greer. The eclectic mix of artists performing will include legendary composer David Amram, New York-based string quartet PUBLIQuartet, up-and-coming Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, avant-rock group El Tryptophan, classical pianist Bobby Mitchell, Brooklyn based DJ group Grumby, as well as the curators of i=u, violinist Eugene Feygelson and experimental guitarist Michael Dylan Ferrara.

 

Like what you hear? If so, you can find out ticket information here. As the folks behind i=u tell us, “Our main ambition is to provide a platform for shared creativity, where everyone in the concert hall or art gallery is part of the musical outcome. This not only unleashes musical potential in audience members, but also encourages performers to be interactive and listen to the world beyond the stage.”

 

The Wall Breakers are most definitely on board with collaboration and shared creativity. Sometimes the best creative solutions come from happy accidents or jam sessions. Brooklyn has the perfect atmosphere for such an eclectic ensemble. We’re excited to see how i=u can progress as the years progress. There’s a growing market for “classical” music. Be sure to connect with i=u via social media on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Read More

Brianna Ingemi: 15 Year-old Self-Taught Artist Goes to College!

Brianna Ingemi: 15 Year-old Self-Taught Artist Goes to College!

Brianna Ingemi is a self-taught, teenage artist from New Hampshire. We featured her work last year. I deal with all kinds of artists with varying ages and experience levels. From our first email exchange, Brianna’s poise, intelligence, and high quality of personal character were immediately evident to me. Brianna has been home-schooled since the 6th grade, which has allowed her to have extra time to focus on her art. She’s an incredibly talented young artist, with a curious and driven personality. Those traits have given her the tools to allow her artistic skills to grow and flourish. The fact that she’s taught herself all the skills she possesses up until this point shows the kind of desire she already has to learn at such a young age. She’s only a fifteen, but is already in her second semester of community college! We think the future is Bright for Brianna.  Read More