While “busking” (street performing) at The Village of the Fringed in Edmonton, Canada we took time to move to musician Adam Nash in front of a sweet artistic backdrop…I also got to ask him a few questions about his first love, music…
Adam Nash composed our 1 hour show and is always ready to add his extensive knowledge of music to the scene. A few things that influence him…
“…Art in general and anything that is creative. People that invent…people that have certain amounts of originality in their own music and can give back to art in that way in terms of new language and new ideas. Thelonious Monk is worth mentioning…”
Adam Nash & Jessica Myers ~ sometimes music says it all.
“…I think art is connected to everything. It’s connected to being a good person, to being successful, to being a good friend and a lover. To learn more about yourself and to live life. Everyday I learn something I feel like I’m inspired to create art”
James Koroni ~ he always brings the stylish funk and a camera!
Adam Nash & Lauren Cox ~ they usually vibe together on a Jimi Hendrix tip.
“I get very interested in seeing bodies move in space and trying to figure out, ok, what does that sound like? and do I compliment it or do the exact opposite for the sake of what I want to get across?…”
Mariana Ortiz ~ Producer, has an outfit and a smile for every occasion.
Adam Nash & Maya Oliva ~ they never get tired of lifting a leg and doing the do.
“…finished is not a tangible thought. I can always improve upon and make better…In terms of creating this process [The Man Who Wasn’t There], I had an idea of the script and I tried to do very on the spot composition based off of peoples’ improv and what they were giving me. It was very challenging and I feel like I grew a lot from it.”
Mei Ann Teo ~ Director, shows off our marketing skills while busking at the Fringe.
Kevon “Bulletyme” Simpson ~ adds to the art
“the one thing about dancing and music is that it’s such a different sense of communication. It’s like a constant feeding of energy and creation. It’s much more instinctive, rather than playing with other musicians or pre-recorded tracks where the dancer is choreographing to what’s already there…it [music composition paired with improv dance] is another art entirely…”
Adam Nash & “The Twins” (Jessica Myers & Maya Oliva) ~ these two are the busking champions and have book themselves another gig here at the fringe with “Superhero Boy Band”.
“…[This improv composition] focuses on communication. Learning how to be assertive and not passive or aggressive either…you can compliment each others ideas and still speak your mind and get your point across”
~ Missing In Action is playwriter Brian Quick
tumblrbot asked: WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT ON YOUR PLANET?
places of enlightenment. amazonia. panama. egyptian pyramids. machu piccu. the salt caves. the northern lights. nepal. taj mahal. portugal. greece. remote islands. unknown artists. forests abundant with life. different cultures/rituals. huge stages.
the first of many international stages. Edmonton Canada’s Fridge Festival. Will be staying with a family of fridge enthusiasts and saying aye.
4am flight from NYC to a circular town with agua flowing through it. i got dreams of the road, and stages to sage.
here, over and over, is a new beginning ending up in empowering spaces that replace past insecurities.
where the subway mouse meets the field and all hustle pays off.
where the path and the stage converge i will find myself stronger than ever, ready to share. finally.
it has been….
a motherfucking process.
fall, wobble, jump, be on that tight rope until you…
push through your feet and lengthen.don’t sickle your ankle, sit in your hip or lift it either…lengthen. no hyper-extension, muscle contraction, just opposition and resperation. ribs down, belly button in, pelvis calm, release your neck and shoulders. energy down and up and side from within spreading out, SMILE.
breath, breath…breathbreathbreath…breeeeeath and lengthen.
don’t think but share. but not too much. no marking, full living, lessons are infinite.
I am a teacher, so are you and in order to be one, just do what you must do.
…I AM A TRAVEL MUSE. as well as many other things.
…what are you?
1. a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction
2. any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song, poetry and the arts & sciences.
3. a source of inspiration