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Michael Moss Accidental Orchestra Concert Series at Westbeth

Michael Moss Accidental Orchestra Concert Series at Westbeth
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May 10, 2019

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Michael Moss Accidental Orchestra
Concert Series at Westbeth


QABBALA::ENTANGLEMENT
--twelve compositions based on the Kaballah each representing one of the limbs of the Tree of Life.

 
June 21, 2019  Performance on Summer Solstice: 
            First four movements of Qabbala::Entanglement
-- Ain Soph, Kether, Hokhmah.

 
September 20, 2019 Performance on Autumnal Equinox: 
            Second four movements of Qabbala::Entanglement
-- Binah, Hesed, Pa'had, Tiphereth.

 
December 21, 2019 Performance on Winter Solstice: 
            Last four movements of Qabbala::Entanglement
-- Ne-Tza'H, Hod, Yesod, Malkuth.


Westbeth Community Room 8:00 PM
155 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014
Donation: $15  


Judith Moss photo credit

Watch Accidental Orchestra Perform Yesod
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For this series of three concerts, Moss explores links between Eastern mythology, quantum mechanics, and classical physics. Multi-instrumentalist/composer Michael Moss, a veteran of New York’s free jazz scene, has assembled a brand-new band, the Accidental Orchestra, comprised of string, reed, brass and rhythm sections, emulating what he refers to as a small renaissance jazz orchestra. Moss traces the concept of a large group like this to the 1970s when, as President of Free Life Communication, a musicians' cooperative in NYC, Moss was one of the first jazz musicians to use an improvising string section of extraordinary violinists, violists, and cellists in his group Free Energy. In 1973 he composed a two movement suite for Free Energy entitled Ain Soph that laid the cornerstone for the present project. Ain Soph musically explores archetypal themes in the Kabbalah and represents the creation myth as a substrate of the Jewish mythical tradition. Moss recorded and released Ain Soph on Cross Current (1978). 
Qabbalah::Entanglement completes the mythical cycle. 
 
The Accidental Orchestra is comprised of a pool of the most exciting improvising artists on the New York scene: Jason Kao Hwang, Rosi Hertlein, Melanie Dyer, Carol Buck, Lenny Mims, Tanja Hoehne, Brian Groder, Waldron Mahdi Ricks, Libby Schwartz, Peter Zummo, Steve Swell, Richard Keene, Elliot Levin, Michael Lytle, Ras Moshe Burnett, Dave Sewelson, Steve Cohn, Dom Minasi, Larry Roland, Ken Filiano, Bob Meyer, Chuck Fertal, Warren Smith.
 
The Accidental Orchestra recorded and released HELIX in 2018 on 4th Stream Records, a cd featuring two extended compositions by Michael Moss, and has received enthusiastic reviews from around the world: https://m2-theory.com/helix-reviews/. The Accidental Orchestra will perform Qabbalah::Entanglement three times at Westbeth Home to the Arts and then go into the recording studio. Music will be recorded, mixed, mastered and prepared for release. 
 
 
Qabbala::Entanglement is a twelve movement suite inspired by Michael Moss's long study of Eastern mythology and Jungian analytic psychology. Moss artistically and musically presents an ancient metaphysical oracle in present-day form using improvisation over an extended compositional structure to realize his aims. Each of the 12 movements musically expresses a sephira or "limb" of the Tree of Life. For the Accidental Orchestra Moss has adapted Ain Soph, a 1973 composition recorded on 4th Stream Records (Cross Current, 1978).
 
Latest Recording
Accidental Orchestra-Helix
https://michaelmoss.bandcamp.com/album/helix

Westbeth Home To The Arts where Michael Moss now lives has agreed to be a participating sponsor. This series of three concerts is funded in part by a Creative Engagement grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. There will be a large turnout of Westbeth residents--all artists, poets, dancers, sculptors, puppeteers and musicians living in an artistic apartment complex which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year--augmented by members of the New York artistic community and fans of new and experimental music.
 
 
QABALLAH::ENTANGLEMENT is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.

Contributors:  Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
New York State Council on the Arts
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Westbeth Home to the Arts





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