OneBeat-inspired High School Music Program
Sequoyah School, an independent school in Pasadena, California, has recently begun a collaboration to design an innovative high school music curriculum directly inspired by OneBeat and Found Sound Nation. One of the main goals of the program will be to connect students and teaching artists with musicians from around Los Angeles to engage young people with their surrounding community while simultaneously building music proficiency. The program will strive to help students recognize the variety of avenues that can lead to sustainable careers, such as cross-disciplinary fields involving music therapy, music diplomacy, digital instruments, computer music and software, and musical artificial intelligence. In February Chris Marianetti, Found Sound Nation Founder and OneBeat alumni Eduardo Valencia and Ami Kim ran a workshop for students to engage with some main elements of this new curriculum. The workshop was part of a series of events to help launch the school’s new high school program, set to open in August of 2016. The workshop featured sessions on improvisation, audio […]
OneBeat Russia Overview
OneBeat Russia brings together eight socially-engaged musicians and four dancers from Russia and the United States to compose, create and perform original music, and explore ways that music-making can build community across cultural and geographic divides. OneBeat Russia is comprised of three one-week residencies, starting in the medieval city of Suzdal, continuing to Sviyazhsk Island and Kazan in Tatarstan, and ending with a week in Moscow, co-organized by GROUND Khodynka. Our one-of-a-kind ensemble will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Stravinsky’s ‘L’Histoire du Soldat,’ reimagining the work entirely while drawing inspiration from its original intent to use the power of myth and folk tales to bring art and music to people from all walks of life. Conversely, OneBeat Russia draws the sounds and stories of the public into the art world. In addition to performances and workshops, OneBeat Russia fellows and staff will produce original recordings, music videos, photos and social media to share the experience with […]
Modernizing Korean Pansori music
OneBeat 2012 Fellow Song-Hee Kwon has been working towards modernizing the traditional vocal form of Korean Pansori singing, creating original concert music that combines Pansori with diverse genres and electronics. She credits her OneBeat experience as encouraging her exploration of modern music and improvisation. She has also recently collaborated in an avant garde theater called Auri with 2012 fellow & gayageum player Kyungso Park and she has been performing with traditional Spanish instrumentalists as well. In May 2016, Song Hee will perform at an event celebrating Korea-France amnesty, showcasing her original modernized Pansori works.