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  • Sax Soup Poetry & Voice - Interstate Soup

    "Interstate Soup," by Sax, Soup, Poetry and Voice with Nicole Peyrafitte (vocals, cooking), Pierre Joris (poetry), and Joe Giardullo (saxophone), recorded live on November 10, 2007 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

    A "melange" performance in three parts: to see, hear, smell, wonder and taste! The trio celebrates and harvests non-linear momentum through music, poetry, voice, multi-media performance and yes, an Inner-State soup, drawing on an eclectic heritage to perform works based on transcontinental experiences, a tasty and imaginative broth. Videos, paintings, texts, music, and movements blend into a "Bi-Continental Chowder!"

    This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz.

    Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery
    (www.downtownmusicgallery.com).

    For more information on this series visit www.JazzSanctuary.org

    The complete series consists of performances by:
    •The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone)
    •Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes)
    •From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright)
    •Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich)
    •Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte)
    •Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka)
    •The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder)
    •William Hooker
    •Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner)
    •Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter)
    •Splatto Festival Chorus¬ (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds)
    •Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown
    •Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor).

    "Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Empty Cage Quartet - Again a Gun, Again a Gun, Again a Gun

    www.JazzSanctuary.org

    Again a Gun, Again a Gun," by Empty Cage Quartet with Jason Mears (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute), Kris Tiner (trumpet, flugelhorn), Ivan Johnson (double bass) and Paul Kikuchi (drums, percussion), recorded live on September 20, 2008 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

    Empty Cage Quartet explores imaginative new ways to integrate a diverse mix of musical influences: the result is a multidimensional approach to jazz and new music performance, improvisational acuity, and compositional craft likened to an urban folk music of the future.

    This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz.

    Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery
    (HYPERLINK "http://www.downtownmusicgallery.com/"www.downtownmusicgallery.com).

    For more information on this series visit HYPERLINK "http://www.JazzSanctuary.org/"www.JazzSanctuary.org

    The complete series consists of performances by:
    The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone)
    Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes)
    From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright)
    Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich)
    Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte)
    Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka)
    The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder)
    William Hooker
    Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner)
    Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter)
    Splatto Festival Chorus (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds)
    Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown
    Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor).

    "Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Amiri Baraka & Rob Brown - Obama Poem

    www.JazzSanctuary.org

    Obama Poem, by Amiri Baraka (poetry) and Rob Brown (saxophone), recorded live on February 21, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

    Poetic icon and revolutionary political activist Amiri Baraka performs with Rob Brown, an eloquent and versatile saxophonist with a deep knowledge of jazz, in a reading from his book Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems. The recital of the provocative poem Somebody Blew Up America engaged the poet warrior in a battle royal with the governor of New Jersey, who demanded his resignation as the states Poet Laureate. With influences on Barakas work ranging from musical orishas such as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, and Sun Ra to the Cuban Revolution, Malcolm X and world revolutionary movements, he is renowned as the founder of the Black Arts Movement in Harlem in the 1960s that became, though short-lived, the virtual blueprint for a new American theater aesthetic.

    This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz. Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery (www.downtownmusicgallery.com). For more information on this series visit www.JazzSanctuary.org The complete series consists of performances by: The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone) Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes) From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright) Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich) Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte) Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka) The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder) William Hooker Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner) Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter) Splatto Festival Chorus (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds) Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor). "Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Eliza Gilkyson "Emerald Street" (concert video 1/4)

    The Sanctuary for Independent Media welcomed Austin, TX-based folk musician Eliza Gilkyson and activist Rob Jensen on November 16, 2008.

    Gilkyson performed her songs, including some from her most recent album Beautiful World. Jensen offered his approach to a variety of topics such as economics and environmentalism, which he presents in his most recent book, All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice.

    The duo intertwined songs and speeches throughout the night to present a collection of beautiful music and radical discussion.

    Part 1 of 4: This clip features Eliza's first song of the night, "Emerald Street" off Beautiful World.

    http://www.elizagilkyson.com
    http://www.mediasanctuary.org

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Amiri Baraka & Rob Brown - Jungle Jim Flunks His Screen Test

    www.JazzSanctuary.org

    Jungle Jim Flunks HIs Screen Test, by Amiri Baraka (poetry) and Rob Brown (saxophone), recorded live on February 21, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

    Poetic icon and revolutionary political activist Amiri Baraka performs with Rob Brown, an eloquent and versatile saxophonist with a deep knowledge of jazz, in a reading from his book Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems. The recital of the provocative poem Somebody Blew Up America engaged the poet warrior in a battle royal with the governor of New Jersey, who demanded his resignation as the states Poet Laureate. With influences on Barakas work ranging from musical orishas such as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, and Sun Ra to the Cuban Revolution, Malcolm X and world revolutionary movements, he is renowned as the founder of the Black Arts Movement in Harlem in the 1960s that became, though short-lived, the virtual blueprint for a new American theater aesthetic.

    This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz. Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery (www.downtownmusicgallery.com). For more information on this series visit www.JazzSanctuary.org The complete series consists of performances by: The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone) Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes) From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright) Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich) Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte) Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka) The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder) William Hooker Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner) Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter) Splatto Festival Chorus (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds) Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor). "Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Virtual Kindness by Abby Lappen

    Abby Lappen sings "Virtual Kindness" at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, October, 2010.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Sax Soup Poetry & Voice - Joe's Solo

    "Joe's Solo," by Sax, Soup, Poetry and Voice with Nicole Peyrafitte (vocals, cooking), Pierre Joris (poetry), and Joe Giardullo (saxophone), recorded live on November 10, 2007 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

    A "melange" performance in three parts: to see, hear, smell, wonder and taste! The trio celebrates and harvests non-linear momentum through music, poetry, voice, multi-media performance and yes, an Inner-State soup, drawing on an eclectic heritage to perform works based on transcontinental experiences, a tasty and imaginative broth. Videos, paintings, texts, music, and movements blend into a "Bi-Continental Chowder!"

    This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz.

    Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery
    (www.downtownmusicgallery.com).

    For more information on this series visit www.JazzSanctuary.org

    The complete series consists of performances by:
    •The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone)
    •Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes)
    •From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright)
    •Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich)
    •Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte)
    •Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka)
    •The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder)
    •William Hooker
    •Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner)
    •Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter)
    •Splatto Festival Chorus¬ (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds)
    •Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown
    •Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor).

    "Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Sax Soup Poetry & Voice - Conejo 25 de Abril

    "Conejo 25 de Abril," by Sax, Soup, Poetry and Voice with Nicole Peyrafitte (vocals, cooking), Pierre Joris (poetry), and Joe Giardullo (saxophone), recorded live on November 10, 2007 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

    A "melange" performance in three parts: to see, hear, smell, wonder and taste! The trio celebrates and harvests non-linear momentum through music, poetry, voice, multi-media performance and yes, an Inner-State soup, drawing on an eclectic heritage to perform works based on transcontinental experiences, a tasty and imaginative broth. Videos, paintings, texts, music, and movements blend into a "Bi-Continental Chowder!"

    This production is part of "Free Jazz at the Sanctuary," a 13-part series of jazz performance videos featuring some of the world's most talented improvisers performing a wide spectrum of music in the genre broadly known as free jazz.

    Each hour-long show is available on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery
    (www.downtownmusicgallery.com).

    For more information on this series visit www.JazzSanctuary.org

    The complete series consists of performances by:
    •The Thirteenth Assembly (Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone)
    •Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Kahil El'Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Corey Wilkes)
    •From Between Trio (Michel Doneda, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright)
    •Michael Vlatkovich Quartet (Christopher Garcia, Jonathan Golove, David Mott, Michael Vlatkovich)
    •Sax Soup Poetry and Voice (Joe Giardullo, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte)
    •Trio Tarana (Sam Bardfeld, Ravish Momin, Brian Prunka)
    •The Ras Ensemble (Clif Jackson, Dave Miller, Ras Moshe, Tor Yochai Snyder)
    •William Hooker
    •Empty Cage Quartet (Ivan Johnson, Paul Kikuchi, Jason Mears, Kris Tiner)
    •Weasel Walter Trio (Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter)
    •Splatto Festival Chorus¬ (Dave Barrett, Michael Bisio, Ed Mann, Todd Reynolds)
    •Amiri Baraka and Rob Brown
    •Fay Victor Ensemble (Ken Filiano, Anders Nilsson, Michael TA Thompson, Fay Victor).

    "Free Jazz from the Sanctuary" is a co-production of NY Media Alliance and the Arts Department at Rensselaer, made possible in part with support from the NYS Council on the Arts and the NYS Music Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Jayne Cortez, "She Got He Got"

    www.MediaSanctuary.org "A Dialogue Between Voice and Drums," live at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY on October 23, 2010. A firespitting evening with drummer Denardo Coleman, featuring a voice celebrated for her political, surrealistic, dynamic innovations in lyricism, and visceral sound. Cortez's literary work and impassioned activism, inspired by the ideals of human dignity and social justice, have been called blues poetics, part of the foundation of hip hop and performance poetry. Denardo Coleman is a musician, composer, producer and drummer with the Ornette Coleman Quartet.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Sofia Rei "El Tamalito"

    Originally from Buenos Aires, Sofia Rei challenges the stereotypes of South American music by infusing it with elements of jazz, improvisation and electronic sounds.

    Sofia Rei sets herself apart with a bold new vision in the global music scene, with a band including some of the most exciting young talent from North and South America.

    Eric Kurimski-guitar
    Jorge Roeder-bass
    Franco Pinna-drums

    Recorded live at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY on November 9, 2012.

    www.mediasanctuary.org
    www.sofiamusic.com

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Debo Band in Freedom Square

    On Saturday, July 2, 2011, The Sanctuary for Independent Media presented an afternoon of great music with the Debo Band, Missing Link Mens Chorus, S.K.A.T.E. and Sumac. There was also a free bike clinic, community barbeque, info tables and more... to launch Freedom Square! The fun went from 4 PM until 8 PM at Freedom Square, a block from the Hudson River at the corner where Fifth and Sixth Avenues meet 101st Street in North Troy.

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • Making Magic on Freedom Square (with Isaiah Zagar)

    Witness the participatory process of making of a mosaic art stage on Freedom Square with Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar and many local artists and participants.
    www.mediasanctuary.org
    www.freedomsquare.info
    http://www.phillymagicgardens.org

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

  • TBR Uptown Summer 2013

    Video Montage of TBR summer activities during 2013.
    www.troybikerescue.org
    www.mediasanctuary.org

    Posted 4 months ago

    By mediasanctuary

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