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Douglas R. Ewart & Quasar premiere new concert series

September 14, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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DouglasREwartThe East Side Freedom Library will launch a new performance series with a visionary composer, improviser, and instrument builder, Douglas R. Ewart and his multi-disciplinary ensemble Quasar. Songs of Tranquility¬†will be presented on Sunday, September 14th. This premiere represents the emergence of the East Side Freedom Library as a new twin cities venue. ¬† First in a series of concerts bu Quasar, Song of Tranquility will embody the sonic creation of quiet environments. The performance will feature ancient instruments such as the Didgeridoo and Mbira as well as movement and sounds created by new technologies. The convert will combine these ancient, present and futuristic sounds. Ewart says, “We will offer a departure from the anxiety ridden rat race – a respite from always being pressed for time. And, a release from the constant wrestling with security, desire and the acquisition of material things.

Aarwak Productions and East Side Freedom Library Douglas R. Ewart and Quasar

“Songs and Sounds of Tranquility”

Featured artists include:

Mankwe Ndosi: Vocals, Poetry, Mbira, Bells, Percussion
Leah Nelson Choreographer, Dancer, Bells, and Percussion
Jaqueline Ultan Cello and Bells
Carei Thomas Piano, Gong, and Bells
Stephen Goldstein: Laptop, Ipad, and Ewart Crepuscular Stick
Douglas R. Ewart Didgeridoo, Mbira, Bells, Ewart Flutes, English Horn, and Ewart Crepuscular Sticks



September 14, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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