Dan Kurfirst on Oud, Frame Drums, Electronics
Join us for an eve full of pulsing movements and breath, led by NYC based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser Dan Kurfirst. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, his music is a product of growing up amongst people of different cultures and master practitioners of all styles of music. He's performed extensively in the NYC world music and improvised music scenes and has performed with various groups throughout Europe, India and the Middle East. Some of his most frequent collaborators include Gabriel Marin, Matt Darriau, Tomchess, Elvira Sarykhalil, Kane Mathis, Daro Behroozi, Fima Chupakhin, Brandon Terzic and John Merritt. Dan currently serves as creative director of the American Sufi Project, an ensemble which demonstrates the potential of interfaith and cross cultural relationships through reinterpreting traditional Sufi music in a modern context. For tonight, Dan utilizes technology to combine lush, Eastern soundscapes with dynamic, real time improvisations from two ancient instruments - the Arabic Oud and North African Frame Drums.