Taiko Drumming 101 with Leanna Keith
Come for the loud huge drum, stay for the history of the Asian-American art form and chance to yell real loud. Ganbatte! (Do your best!)
Leanna Keith (she/they) is the professor of Flute at Cornish College of the Arts, where she also found her way into teaching the taiko ensemble. She says flute is her profession, taiko is her passion. When not playing flute/taiko, Leanna composes with a focus on timbre-shifting, queer theory, and the breaking of performer/audience boundaries. www.leannakeithflute.com
1pm record listening
Intentional Record Listening | record chosen by Julian Martlew
Let's listen to a record together – no cell phones allowed! Each artist has written a short blurb on why they chose a particular record. We'll read this together, and then hit play. Reduce your screen time while expanding your musical knowledge. Win-win.
Julian Martlew is an audio engineer and media producer for KEXP - 90.3FM in Seattle.
directed by Marcy Stone-Francois
A beautifully hypnotic fever dream featuring six virtuosic marimba players.
Six Marimbas was commissioned by Erin Jorgensen and features original music written by Benjamin Marx & Brian Lawlor. Music performed by musicians Garrett Arney, Storm Benjamin, Erin Jorgensen, Rebekah Ko, Bonnie Whiting, & Mari Yoshinaga.
Marcy Stone-Francois is a multi-talented filmmaker who loves vibrant colors, 80s and 90s pop culture, cat memes, and all things cat related. See more of her work at Marcy Stone-Francois.com.
A Film Director/A Woman with SJ Chiro
A talk with film clips and Q&A about women in film.
SJ Chiro's first feature film Lane 1974 (Sophia Mitri Schloss, Katherine Moennig), premiered at SXSW in 2017. LANE 1974 went on to win the FIPRESCI award for New American Cinema among other awards both in the U.S. and internationally. Her second film East of the Mountains (Tom Skerritt, Mira Sorvino, Annie Gonzalaz) premiered at SIFF 2021. East of the Mountains was nominated for two Satellite Awards: Best Picture, Drama and Best Actor in a Leading Role, Drama, and was included in the 2021 list of top ten films by the DGA’s Best DirectHER. She is also known for her award winning short films. SJChiro-director.com
6pm mini-class + convo
A philosophical conversation about Friendship with Pini Ben-Or
What is special about friendship & why is it important? Why is it a philosophical question (what is philosophy anyway?)
Some dilemmas of friendship: Real vs Fake vs BS friendships & the trouble with BS in our lives…, and why we should invest in friends who disagree with us…
Pini Ben-Or is a father, a friend, a hiker, or a philosopher (but not an academic one...) and a data scientist puzzling over the possibility of good AI. He grew up in Israel, a 2nd grade and forever nerd, a 3rd grade rock-explorer, a 6th grade philosopher. His 10th grade math teacher said that his mathematical curiosity far exceeded his mathematical maturity. Yet he stuck with it until coming to NYC for grad school in philosophy. Then went for the action of the business world rather than settle in the ivory tower (ask him if he regrets that....). His preferred position is buried in books or being (almost) lost in the woods, or being truly lost in conversation. linkedin
7pm mini-class & meditation
live from NYC!
Noh theater investigation & Buddhist Meditation with Katiana Gonçales Rangel
Katiana will share excerpts of the Noh play Ama The Diver, and lead a guided meditation session.
Katiana Gonçales Rangel is a performer, director and educator from Brazil based in NYC. They have created independent theater work since 1998. Their most recent work was Ama The Diver at Brick Aux with their collaborators Jim Fletcher and the cellist Lori Goldston. Katiana is also a meditation instructor, yoga teacher and drag thing called Greta Room. KatianaGonçalesRangel.com