“Among Fools: a Subrational Soundpainting” was conceived and conducted by Evan Mazunik in response to Ecclesiastes 9:17.
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Flute, Tenor sax
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Artist Curated by
17 The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
Evan talks about his process and how did he composed the music, text, and movement:
How much of the show was rehearsed? How much was improvised?
What the heck is Soundpainting?
Evan Mazunik is a composer/performer raised on the prairies of Iowa and rooted in Queens, NY. Fluent in Soundpainting, a sign language for live composition, Mazunik is composer/director for ZAHA, his experimental chamber ensemble. His compositions include commissions for jazz band, chorus, theater, dance, and film, and his work was featured in a documentary for the Finnish Broadcasting Company. Mazunik has performed with Anthony Braxton, Walter Thompson, Carla Bley, Robin Eubanks, Danielson, and Sufjan Stevens, and has played at creative music venues such as Roulette, The Stone, Barbes, and Galapagos. He received a Bachelors degree in piano performance and a Masters in jazz studies from the University of Iowa and has taught improvisation at the University of Indiana and the Royal Academy of Music in London.