This group of composers is moving on a path of total integration of styles: Bluegrass and Indonesian gamelan, Jazz structure and Indian improvisational techniques, Rock back-beat and African polyrhythms; nothing is sacred and why should it be? This is a project about the transmigration of styles and the surprising sounds and forms from four young composer / performers.
Sasha Bogdanowitsch ( voice, world flutes, kubing, folk harp & percussion ) Sasha is a composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and teacher, whose work strives to unite East and West sensibilities by working towards a unique worldÃ¢Â€Âš musical language. His compositional output has ranged from writing for unique chamber ensembles to multitrack tapes with live performance to music for theater, dance and film. He has a MA from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Sasha has worked extensively with artists and groups, such as Lou Harrison, the American Festival of Microtonal Music, New Music Works and Just Strings.
Darryl Gregory (world flutes, harmonica, musical saw, voice, kubing & percussion ) received his BME from Baldwin-Wallace College and a MM in trombone performance from The University of Akron in Ohio. He has composed for almost every style of music from pre-school through to professional groups and for dance and theater. He is a founding member of SaReel Project and a founding member of World in One Arts Collaboration. Darryl freelances as a multi-instrumentalist in NYC and teaches music to middle school children in Connecticut. For more information go to www.darrylgregory.com
Peter Hadley (didjeridoo, percussion) Born and bred in Australia, Peter grew up playing the flute and thepiano. At 15 he started playing the didjeridu, starting an eclectic interest in many forms of music. As a composition major at the University of Western Australia, Peter started playing Indo-nesian gamelan music, an interest that lead to an opportunity to study in Central Java for 18 months. There he met his future wife, Jennifer Thom, and returned with her to Wesleyan University where he studied ethnomusicology.
Justin Piccirillo (percussion) began drumming with Meriden, CT professionals Sal Camera and Rick Hines. In 1991 he began intense multi-cultural percussion studies at Wesleyan University where he performed with various World Ensembles. Justin was featured in the December, 1998 issue of Modern Drummer International Magazine as an upcoming drummer to watch and has shared the stage with such legends as Peter Criss, Dee Snider and John Entwistle. While playing professionally with the rock/fusion band Sole Potion and SaReel Project, Justin teaches art in the Meriden, CT schools.
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1. Ya Ka Mey
3. Bent Voices
7. Common Ground, Different Place
8. Saw Miniature I: 9 to 3
9. Saw Miniature II: Conversation
10. Saw Miniature III: Waltz
11. Through Passage Part I
12. Through Passage Part II