saxophonist | improvisor | bandleader

Post Human Folk Dances is a dance record for the nomadic cultures of the future. My first solo album, it was recorded remote by Joel Gardella during a 2 week period in Long Beach Washington. Each track on the album began as an improvisation, recorded by the ocean, in a mountain clearing, on a plain, and many were overdubbed with additional percussion, voice, and samples. Four different imagined styles of dance are explored, each focusing on a different body part: cervical spiral, quadruped dance, lumbar lean and pelvic pivot.

The video below demonstrates the cervical spiral dance, which takes its inspiration from the Gnawa musicians, who often spiral their upper spine while playing. Recorded at the Willapa Bay Wildlife Refuge.

 

 

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