Come enjoy live music, great coffee, and craft beer on the second Saturday of every month at Colectivo’s Monroe St. cafe in Madison!Second Saturdays @ Colectivo Monroe St.
Sat 3/10 | Brian Grimm will perform on guqin (an ancient Chinese zither) and acoustic violoncello, which he teaches next door at Monroe Street Arts Center. For more about Brian Grimm’s live set, visit Brian Grimm Classical/World EPK.
We had a fantastic response from both attendees and practitioners last time we held our Seasons of Change wellness retreat. ~ Are you over due for a check-in with your mind and body? ~ Looking for an opportunity to spend a day taking care of yourself? Then this is a perfect day retreat for you! Blue Mounds Dharma Center is an open, relaxed space set into the gorgeous forested crags of Blue Mounds, WI. Join us to practice and learn something new about Zen mindfulness, Chinese guqin zither music, yoga, acupressure, and movement meditation. Email Shannel (yoga instructor, ymassage) to reserve your spot!
The Lights Fest is an experience where thousands of friends and families gather to listen to live music, fill up on food trucks and light up life by sharing personal wishes, dreams and goals. At the perfect moment everyone ignites their personalized sky lanterns with Tiki torches and lets them take flight. It creates a surreal ambiance, where time slows down and your single flame rises and joins with thousands of others to light up your life.
The lights fest is dedicated to leaving a positive impact on the environment and everyone who attends our event. This is an event that is for everyone but cultivates individual experiences. Whether you’re commemorating or celebrating you’re creating a special memory that will last a lifetime
The Lights Fest is proud to be supporting Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin, an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Lights Fest will be making a donation to the organization in honor of this event. For more information visit wisconsin.wish.org
What You Get
Your ticket includes a packet to be picked up at the event. The packet contains a lantern, marker, and key chain flashlight. Come enjoy a magical night and memories to last a lifetime.Any child under three years old is free to the event. Children ages 4 – 12 need to purchase our kids ticket for just eight dollars. They will receive a fun little swag bag and no lantern. 13 years and older will be charged an adult ticket.
FMOP has been remastered in anticipation of a new solo zither album, The Ideating Knell by BC Grimm coming out next Tuesday, 6/17 on Signal Dreams records. Stay tuned for more details, follow Signal Dreams on bandcamp & soundcloud!
GD07 “The Ideating Knell” available 06/17/2014 on Signal Dreams
An experimental acoustic album of compositions for two ancient Chinese zithers, Guqin 古琴 & Guzheng 古筝. This record includes 6 ‘doppler phase’ pieces for guqin, emulating tape composition techniques to create the movement of sound to/from the vanishing point on the horizon line to/from the listener’s ears. There are 6 pieces for prepared guzheng using: dulcimer hammers, cajon brushes, metal chopsticks, mate straw, metal bowls, broken teaware, clay sculpting tools, snare wires, & seashell strands. 3 pieces revisit the title track composition from BCG’s 2011 solo guqin album, “Flock Migrates Over The Pines”: with re-recorded, reconstructed versions in two custom tunings, and a new variation on the theme in a traditional tuning. The actual notation in the composition’s score visually depicts various forms & shapes of birds taking off and in formation during flight. A new ‘Pentatemperment’ tuning system on guqin has been specially devised for this project – splitting the octave into 5 equal steps, instead of 12 [low to high: C-40c D0c E+40c G-20c A+20c C-40c D0c]. Guzheng 古筝, a 21 string bridged zither spanning 4 octaves, and Guqin 古琴, a 7 string fretless zither spanning 1 octave, both tune to pentatonic scales. These instruments share a culturally important performance history stretching back about 2,500 years to the Warring States period.
Brothers Grimm farewell show at Color Field Ensemble Festival For Contemporary Music | 2013 KARJAKA Studios | http://karjaka.com/