Brainstorm! Features Ravish Momin of Tarana Tonight
Discover how electronic-musician Ravish Momin of Tarana and special guest trombone and electronics wiz Rick Parker blur the lines between the acoustinc and the electronic, while blending melodies and rhythms from across the world. Tarana was featured in the Fourth Arts Block Festival (FAB) outdoor showcase as part of the Asian American Arts Alliance's 2013 Locating the Sacred Festival.
Join us as Ravish Momin and Rick Parker present their unique pieces from the festival and take us behind the scenes with thoughts on what inspired them to create this work, the process of developing it, and where it's going next.
TONIGHT, July 18th
Matthew Corozine Studio, Suite 502
300 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
$10 General Admission,
FREE for Alliance+ members
Ravish Momin, Drummer, Percussionist, Electronic Musician, Composer Born in Hyderabad, India, now residing in Brooklyn, NY, Momin is the leader of acclaimed World/Jazz ensemble Tarana. They have performed at major festivals and venues in The US, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, France, Portugal, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Lebanon and India. They have also toured in China and the UK. His unique 'world-percussion' approach has led him to also work as a sideman with a diverse range of musicians. He has toured and recorded with legendary saxophonists Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Sabir Mateen and Peter Epstein, guitarist Brad Shepik, bassists Wilber Morris and William Parker, violinists Billy Bang, Sam Bardfeld, Jason Kao Hwang, and Skye Steele, percussionists Susie Ibarra, trumpeters Roy Campbell and Raphe Malik, and Pianist Ursel Schlicht's Ex Tempore Project. He has also performed with pop-star Shakira on televised appearances on "The View" (ABC), "Rockefeller Tree Lighting" (NBC) and the "Rachael Ray Show" (ABC). He has recorded for the CleanFeed, Delmark, NuBop, CIMP, Entropy Stereo, BlueRegard Records and Plasma Torus Record Labels. He has also received prestigious grants from Meet The Composer, NYSCA, The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, US Artists International and Arts International.
Rick Parker, Trombonist, Composer
"Sleek and Modernistic" (David Adler, Philly Weekly) aptly describes the music of trombonist/composer Rick Parker. He has released 4 CD's as a leader/co-leader including 2 with his quintet, the Rick Parker Collective on Fresh Sound New Talent Records and WJF Records; His breakthrough CD "Finding Space," was named by All About Jazz editor Michael Ricci as a "Top Pick CD for 2006." An adventurous composer and bandleader, Parker is a 2 time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. The Rick Parker Collective has performed at venues including the Williamsburg Jazz Festival, Somers Point Jazz Festival, 55 Bar and Blues Alley. Parker also co-lead a quartet, 4Limones, which featured Tim Berne on saxophone and toured Mexico and the northeast USA extensively.