OneBeat Profiles Gizem Oruç a producer and sound artist from Turkey. “Music is helping me to heal.”
OneBeat 2016 Overview
This September, OneBeat, the world’s foremost residency celebrating music as social practice, returns for its fifth year, convening innovative musicians from every region of the world to the U.S. for one exhilarating month of performances, discussions, interactive music-making events, and more. OneBeat grew out of a notion that musical collaboration is a uniquely powerful way to connect people across political and cultural barriers, which can in turn cultivate an international network of sonic change-makers who make a powerful impact on their local and global communities. This year OneBeat focuses on Musical Migrations, exploring how large movements of people have shaped music, and conversely, how music can encourage dialogue, community resilience, and rootedness in situations of displacement and upheaval. OneBeat 2016’s tour traces the route of the Great Migration, honoring the global impact of African-American music by connecting with musical communities in the birthplace of Jazz (New Orleans), the home of Bessie Smith (Chattanooga), and a […]
Peni Rini New Album Release, ‘Bhumi’
In September 2015, Peni released her album ‘Bhumi’, which featured the track “Kidung Kinanthi,” which Peni recorded during OneBeat 2014 dedicated the memory of our friend Sri Joko. She invited Neil Chua to join her for her album launch in Jakarta, and the two have plans to continue developing and performing the “Mermaid Opera”, a piece developed during OneBeat, in Southeast Asia and beyond.