We hope you are doing well and finding completion to your summer endeavors. We have been savoring the blue-sky days, some frost, and touches of moisture.
A couple of events of note coming in the next month:
The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble will be traveling to Grand Junction, CO (November 10th) and Montrose, CO (November 11th) to play on the Western Slope Concert Series for two matinee shows.
Our debut album, “Music for Everyday Life” is in the mastering phase right now and we’re just about to send it in for duplication! We are on track to have copies in hand for our CD release party on December 15th at the Paradise Theatre (and will let you know other ways to get a copy soon)! You can get your tickets to the CD release party online here or by visiting one of the local ticket outlets (Paradise, Cirque, Lizzy’s Mkt).
Arlyn and David
— UPCOMING Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble EVENTS —
The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble plays fun, groovy, polyphonic music perfect for movement on the dance floor as well as relaxing journeys of the ear and soul. The funky 8-piece marimba ensemble will be joined by the sounds of trumpet, mandolin, flute, melodica, percussion, drumset, cajon, steelpan, glockenspiel, clarinet, tenor saxophone, marching baritone, and voices.
- Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble on the Western Slope Concert Series with matinée performance in Grand Junction at 3pm on Nov. 10th. at the Unitarian Universalist Church more info: here.
- Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble on the Western Slope Concert Series with matinée performance at 3pm at the Montrose Pavilion on Nov. 11th. more info: here.
- World Music ~ Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble on Saturday, December 15th 2018. 7:30pm. CD release party. tickets
- Marimba Ensemble Workshop with David Alderdice – Sunday, December 16th 10:00am at the Paradise Theatre. Come and experience the feeling of making wonderful sounds and musical vibrations with beautiful wooden tuned percussion instruments traditional to Zimbabwe. We will explore rhythm, groove, poly-rhythms, ensemble part playing and other aspects of music in a fun a safe group setting. No experience necessary, all instruments provided. Ages 9 through adult. Students (under 18) $10 / Adults $20
— Other Upcoming Workshops —
- “Not So Odd Times – Fun With Odd Times and Meters -or- It’s Just 2’s and 3’s” with David Alderdice – Saturday, December 1st, 10-noon, at our teaching studio outside Hotchkiss, CO. We will use solkattu and the marimba ensemble instruments as part of this workshop as we take a look at feeling odd meters (like 3’s, 5’s, 7’s, 9’s, 11’s, and so on) with comfort and ease. Applicable for all artists, musicians, dancers, athletes, and other humans. All instruments provided. Ages 13 through adult. $20. Pre-register by November 29th by replying to this email or calling 872-4238, 5 participant minimum.
- “Musical Improv – Being Comfy Without A Net -or- Learning To Weave One In The Moment” with David Alderdice – Saturday, December 8th, 10-noon, at our teaching studio outside Hotchkiss, CO. We will use some auxiliary percussion instruments along with the marimba ensemble instruments as part of this workshop as we take a look at both rhythmic and melodic improvisation, musical harmony, and creating our own music in the moment. Applicable for all artists, musicians, dancers, athletes, and other humans. All instruments provided. Ages 13 through adult. $20. Pre-register by December 3rd by replying to this email or calling 872-4238, 5 participant minimum.
— Other Upcoming Events —
- David Alderdice with Celebrate the Beat in Paonia, CO, Friday November 16th from 4:30pm, in the gym at the VoTech (old Paonia Middle School) next to Paonia Elementary School. The culmination of a two week in-school and after-school dance residency for 3rd through 6th graders.
- World Music ~ Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet on Saturday, January 12th 2019. 7:30pm This artist-run creative project disregards genre with favorites from the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, soundtrack, world, and folk music adapted for the ensemble by its members. Known for their stage antics, this all-female quartet is definitely worth checking out. tickets
“Learning to center your attention on the process of what you are doing instead f what you are trying to achieve, using the goal as a rudder instead of a reminder of what is left to be done, learning to work without judging your process: these are all simple shifts in perspective that completely transform the experience of going through your day. This is the state of being fully engaged.” ~Thomas M. Sterner “Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life”