Featuring the new work In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change, co-commissioned by Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
"In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change," is a historical reimagining of social movements and rivers through music, dance and video. It focuses on five rivers and five associated historical narratives, (admittedly only a fraction of the many narratives). The project explores multimedia performance as a vital form of knowledge production through the poetic interpretation of historical events and their association with the geography, ecology and flow of specific rivers. The work hopes to present a rich multi-sensual experience for the audience, where music, movement and images coalesce to produce transformational ideas and feelings.
Read an excerpt from our newsletter with thoughts on this performance from James Lemons!
About Allison Miller & Boom Tic Boom
NYC-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller gathers inspiration from a wide array of genres. Coming from the Jazz tradition, she engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a charismatic and rhythmically propulsive drummer with melodic sensibility, Miller has been named “Rising Star Drummer” and “Top 20 Jazz Drummers” in Downbeat Magazine’s acclaimed Critics Poll. Her band, Boom Tic Boom, is a 2014 recipient of Chamber Music America’s “Presenter Consortium for Jazz Grant” and is proudly sponsored by Mid- Atlantic Arts Foundation.
This performance will feature pianist Carmen Staaf, violinist Jenny Scheinman, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, cornet player Kirk Knuffke, bassist Todd Sickafoose, Miller on drums and composition, tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto and video designer Todd Winkler.