Monday, March 5, 2012

March 17, 8pm, Seven Ate Nine #2: Diana Siwiak, D&spair Club, Argentine Tango Milonga

Jordan Drum, wine and electronics

Jordan Drum is a percussion performer, arranger, educator and adjudicator living in Tempe, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University and is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Arizona State University Herberger Institute of the Arts.

As a percussionist, Jordan has performed with several classical, contemporary and world groups, including the Phoenix Symphony, the Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, the Lubbock Symphony, the Midland Odessa Symphony, the MOtU Percussion Quartet, Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Crossing 32nd Street Percussion Group, and the Millea/Drum Duo, which was awarded 1st Place at the Southern California International Marimba Competition in the Collegiate Duo Category. Most recently, Jordan presented a masterclass and the world premiere of Francesco Pavan's “Isle. 1” at the Conservatorio di Musica “Antonio Buzzolla” in Adria, Italy, and was selected to perform with the historic 50 Marimba Ensemble for the 50th anniversary of the Percussive Arts Society in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jordan has performed at the Minnesota Percussion Society's Spring Day of Percussion (2012), the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (2006, 2008, 2011), the International Society of Music Educators Conference in Bologna, Italy (2007), and the Texas Music Educators Association Conference (2005). In 2010, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as solo percussionist with the Texas Tech University Choir, and in 2007 marched with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He performs regularly as a freelance percussionist in the Phoenix metropolitan area with various groups including the Bad Cactus Brass Band and JT’s Island Steel Orchestra.

Jordan’s principal teachers include Lisa Rogers, Alan Shinn, J.B. Smith, Mark Sunkett, Elizabeth DeLamater, Dom Moio and Simone Mancuso.

The D&spair Club (& guests), dance & sonic performance improvisation research

The D&SPAIR Club (dance & sonic performance art improvisation research) was formed by 3 artists in 2012 who work together in various capacities. Often they work in caf├ęs, and wind up brainstorming ideas for art. After working together for a concert, they decided they'd work together again, and again... thus was born The D&SPAIR Club. The D&SPAIR Club is an experimental movement and sound improvisation collage. The members bring individual interests into a space, push them around, and see what collides, what sticks, and what remains. TDC offers workshops and tours the west coast and southwest.

Julie Cruse directs movement, with untrained and trained 'dancers'. We use this club as a platform to troubleshoot the body in dimensions of sound, space, gravity, emotion, and body-y-body. We perform once a month with Seven Ate Nine. Kind of like Survival Research Labs, we don't exactly know what we're doing, but we'll risk a little safety to show our research, if you'll watch.

Courtney Brown directs sound. She is interested in exploring the intersection between movement and music/sound, the consequences of being an embodied performer with limitations, and the danger of performance.

Brent Brimhall dances, bringing a movement vocabulary based in martial arts and yoga.