[resource-net] Next week at NK workshops and concerts

NK info at nkprojekt.de
Fri May 15 17:13:59 CEST 2015

Apologies for x-postings!

Hi Everyone,

We have a workshop with the legendary Pyramids coming up at NK (Berlin) 
this coming week in addition to two very nice concert events. More infos 
available on our website. http://nkprojekt.de

Thursday May 21st 2015 Doors 20:00 Concerts 21:00

      *Mirt / Maja Ratkje / Sultan Hagavik*

Saturday May 23rd 2015 Doors 20:30

      *The Berlin & Swedish Soundpainting Orchestras destroy SATIE: DREI

Friday & Saturday 22nd & 23rd May 2015

      *Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Music is the Healing Force of the
      Universe Community*

*Register now! Only a few spots left!*

This workshop gives you the chance to learn from some of the last true 
masters from the heydays of "cosmic" jazz: Led by the restless 
Idris  Ackamoor a bunch of pupils of free jazz legend Cecil Taylor at 
Ohio's Antioch College used a student grant to escape the US to travel 
to europe and then all over Africa as early as 1972, playing and 
recording with local musicians wherever possible. Back in the US, 
The Pyramids incorporated their African experience into a music which is 
as unique as visionary, releasing three albums in private press 
before disbanding in 1977. Almost thirty years later the musicians 
regrouped, encouraged by the fact that new audiences and a new 
generation of especially electronic music producers had enthusiastically 
embraced their "old" music - The Pyramids have been cited as a major 
influence and sampled by luminaries like Flying Lotus, Caribou, Gilles 
Peterson and Bonobo.

About the workshop:

Since the earliest times music has been used to create community, heal, 
worship, create ceremony and as a vehicle to pass on the knowledge and 
history of the tribe/community. In those early times the line between 
performer and audience did not usually exist. The audience WAS the 
performer and the performer WAS the audience. Enter the 21st Century. 
There are now concert halls, clubs and art spaces that separate the 
performer from the audience with members sometimes sitting hundreds of 
feet from the stage! The atmosphere can be impersonal and non-inclusive. 
"Music is the Healing Force of the Universe Community Workshop" 
encourages new creative ways of engaging the public by blurring the 
distinctions between audience, musician and non-musician, professional 
performer and nonprofessional, and exploring new and unusual space for 
performances. The target audience for the workshop will be professional 
and nonprofessional members from the general community, as well as, 
"closet" musicians and singers. All musical levels are encouraged to 
attend with compositional structures and improvisation tailored to fit 
the individual needs of the workshop participants. The foundation of the 
workshop will be based on the compositions of instructor, Idris 
Ackamoor, as well as members of The Pyramids.

The two day workshop at NK on May 22 and 23 will culminate in a mutual 
performance of Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids and the 
workshop participants on June 13 at this year's Torstrassen Festival.

Workshop fee: 40 € - register here (please mention your instrument, if 
applicable): info at planetrock-booking.de <mailto:info at planetrock-booking.de>

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