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ZAHA hits the road for a one-week spring tour of the eastern US this May
ZAHA hits the road for a one-week spring tour of the eastern US this May
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I'm thrilled to announce that my group ZAHA is putting together a five-day tour of the eastern US this spring. We're hitting the road from May 23-27 and we're headed to Charleston, SC and back on I-95. This tour is our first foray out of the greater NYC region, and we're excited to share our music with a wider audience. Your support will help to defray costs for the tour, which include:

- paying for transportation (van rental, gas, insurance)

- paying musicians (performances, food)

- publicity & promotion

We'll be giving shows & workshops at the following fine cities:

05.23 – Washington, DC @ Twins Jazz w/ Diagram 4

05.24 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/ Glows in the Dark

05.25 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall w/ Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra

05.26 – Columbia, SC @ 701 CCA

05.27 – Charleston, SC @ Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, presented by The New Music Collective

Check out our video at the top of this page and get involved by making a pledge and sharing this link.  Thanks for supporting independent music!  ~Evan

What is Soundpainting?

Soundpainting is the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language created by New York composer Walter Thompson for musicians, dancers, actors, and visual artists. Presently the language comprises more than 1000 gestures that are signed by the composer/director (known as the Soundpainter) to indicate the type of response desired of the performers.

The Soundpainter communicates to the group (or individual) through a series of signs using hand and body gestures that indicate specific material to be performed. The Soundpainter develops the performers’ responses, molding and shaping them into the composition, and then signs another series of gestures to continue this process of composing a piece in realtime. With Soundpainting, an entire concert, theater work, dance piece, film score, visual installation, or educational presentation can be created in the moment. For more information, please visit http://www.soundpainting.com/

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Video by Jesse KamrasMarah Strauch

Photo Credits

Evan Mazunik by Guillaume Le Baube | ZAHA by Scott Friedlander | Road sign by Shek's Aperture | Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra by Takaaki Iwabu, News and Observer Raleigh | Workshop by Grace Chandarlapaty | Album artwork by Rob Barnickel | Waffles by Stacey Cilia | Home by Dayna Bateman | Radio tower by David Neale | Logo by Tomi Tsunoda

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    free digital download of our live EP recorded on tour + exclusive access to our "from the road" tour blog + free digital download of our debut album, "Shoot the Sun"

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    all of the above + free digital download of a band cookbook with our favorite recipes + exclusive access to our "Road Food" google map of fine dining options across the US

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    all of the above + a personal "thank you" in our EP liner notes + guest list slot for you (+1) at two shows

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    all of the above + free 45-minute personalized lesson in Soundpainting (in person or via skype) + exclusive access to a private "virtual online concert" on Ustream

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    all of the above + free 60-min personalized lesson in Soundpainting (in person or via skype) + a custom-made instrumental track dedicated to you or the person of your choice

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    all of the above + you attend a private "wrap party" with the band where we cook you dinner & you get to hear stories from road + guest list status for LIFE

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    all of the above + I will train you to lead the group on your own in a 3-minute song for a future performance

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    all of the above + we will play a house concert anywhere in the US or Europe (travel costs negotiated)

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