Jerry Gates is a professor at Berklee College of Music in 'CWP' Contemporary Writing and Production. He encourages musicians to keep on writing everyday and staying connected with a pencil and paper, alongside with modern softwares. It is essential to be versatile in contemporary writing and Jerry Gates stimulates this mind frame throughout the course. Most importantly, he wants his students to keep searching for new concepts to learn no matter where they are in life.
"The discoveries move you forward to a deeper understanding of the language of music. "
- Jerry Gates
On February 25th, Jerry Gates premiered his new piece "Tangarablé with musicians Mimi Rabson, Helen Sherrah-Davies, Melissa Howe, Junko Fujiwara, Peter Cokkinias, Ricardo Monzon, and Dominick Ferrara.
It exposed a mysterious atmosphere with tango flavor and hints of the harmonic scale.
Multi instrumentalist, singer/songwriter
Please check her out.
Gee, where do I begin? This is a festival like no other. As some have expressed, the Burning Man Festival is not a place where you pay for 'entertainment'... you are the entertainer. Everyone is a participant; in generosity, love, compassion, openness, self-expression and yea of course party! To many this is home.
Our band Zili Misik had the opportunity to perform here for 4 days straight. I will admit, capturing images on this surreal planet was challenging due to harsh climates and also in respect to the beautiful moments that should be reserved to the eyes only. At the end of it all though, the Burning Man becomes a part of us that we return home with and spread to others in the hopes of coming back. Whether it is photographed or not, it is definitely an unforgetable experience.
Here's to all the burners out there..
Just to give you an idea of the place...
here is a sky-view of Black Rock City
Picking up our tickets at the entrance & starting to feel the heat.
A "virgin burner" must ring the bell and roll in the dirt!
Lexi decides to do a dust angel instead.
Taking a stroll on the playa and to my surprise,
I found slacklines!
Performing our first set on day 1.
and the crowd was groovin' with us
Obscurity on the PlayaMain entrance to the Man on Esplanade
A journey on foot and a hazy sunsetSayin' hello to some friendly burners...
as the sun shines its last light
by the bandmates after locking in our car keys
The night festivities begin...
Dramatic fires, carnival games and
over-sized disco floats paraded the black desert
I was amazed at the amount of talented hoola hoopers!
Getting ready on stage at 6:45 & Esplanade
This experience has only been the tip of the iceberg and I feel that there is much more to explore. But I now have an idea on how to better prepare for the Burn if the opportunity ever presents itself again.
To all burners out there...see you next time! >)(<
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