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Rivers of Sound (Pitch Project)
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Last updated: 9/22/2017
Rivers of Sound (Pitch Project)
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Rivers of Sound (Pitch Project)
  Amir ElSaffar
  Composer, Band leader
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  Amir ElSaffar (Composer, Director, Performer)
  Classical, Contemporary, Middle Eastern/Jazz
  United States
  Rivers of Sound presents 17 acclaimed musicians from a broad spectrum of traditions, from the Middle Eastern maqam to American jazz. Created by renowned trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer, Amir ElSaffar, the music uses resonance as its
governing principle, incorporating elements of Middle Eastern tradition with jazz and other contemporary musical practices to form a novel microtonal musical environment that moves beyond tradition and style toward uninhibited musical communication. In an era of division and animosity toward the "other," Rivers of Sound imagines alternative ways of engagement across cultures in the common pursuit of beauty and universality.
  90 minutes
  April 16, 2015
  Lincoln Center Atrium, New York, NY
  $30,000 + travel, lodging, per diem for 18
  Presenters, Representation, Management
  New York 2017 ISPA Congress
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