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Tar Sands Songbook: Workshop Performances

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Workshop Performances

Thursday October 5 and Friday October 6, 7 PM. Admission free, but reservations strongly encouraged. Reserve your seat here.

About the Tar Sands Songbook

An illuminating work of documentary theater, The Tar Sands Songbook asks us to reconsider our unseen relationships with oil. Creator Tanya Kalmanovitch knows these relationships all too well. Born in Fort McMurray, Canada, near the site of the Athabasca Oil Sands, the world’s largest bitumen reservoir, she made her decision to become a musician as a teenager because “it had nothing to do with oil.” Fort McMurray has since become a flashpoint of international clashes over energy, the environment, and the economy. Kalmanovitch's polyphonic piece weaves together a chorus of actors' voices with an original, improvised score. The words of indigenous activists, engineers, heavy equipment operators, elders, oil patch workers, scientists, and those of her own family fuel discussions of our past and the powerful forces that shape our future. 

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5:45 PM17:45

The Artist‐as‐Entrepreneur: A critical look at the "21st Century Musician" model

Tanya Kalmanovitch co-designed and teaches ENTP 551: The Entrepreneurial Musician, a course for NEC’s graduate students. In this presentation, Tanya will critique the popular concept of entrepreneurship in music and promote a more nuanced conversation about the future of music and the professional musician.

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7:00 PM19:00

Kalmanovitch Maneri Duo: Benefit for the family of Tamir Rice

Artists, educators, community organizers, and concerned citizens of NYC are coming together to support the family and community of Tamir Rice through a night of poetry, music, dance, and visual art. The evening will feature performances by Ekene Okobi, Ras Moshe, Antoine Roney, Kojo Roney, Anais Maviel, Chrissy Maritza Etienne, Maxine Montilus, Brandon Lopez, Isaiah Welsh, Dell Wells, Michael Foster, Carlo Costa, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Mat Maneri, Mariam Bazeed, Amirtha Kidambi, Kim Mayo and Michael Sachs (Moonheart). Fay Victor will MC the event. Please come show your support.

$10-$30 (sliding scale) collected at the door will go to support the Tamir Rice Memorial Fund: https://www.youcaring.com/samaria-rice-494325

If you cannot attend the event, please consider making an individual donation via the link above. Also, this is a public Facebook event, so please share and invite your own guests!! Anything any of you can do to spread the word will help this be a successful event in supporting Tamir's family.

Organized by Cisco Bradley and Mariel Berger.

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8:00 PM20:00

Tanya Kalmanovitch and Marilyn Crispell

Marilyn Crispell with Tanya Kalmanovtich

Marilyn Crispell with Michael Formanek and Eric Kennedy

Lafayette Gilchrist - solo piano.

8PM | ADV $25, $23 mbrs. DOOR $28, $26 mbrs.
BOTH NIGHTS $40, $35mbrs.  -
 Available for Advanced Purchase only. Please call or visit the box office to purchase.  


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