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Eyes of the Masters featuring Percussionist Sergio Krakowski | New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
School of Jazz Performance Space, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
The Eyes of the Masters series is a special class presented by The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where legendary artists share their experiences, knowledge and insights into the world of music both as an art form and as a career. The classes are free and open to the public.
Born on December 18th 1979, Sergio dedicated his whole life to the Pandeiro, also known as the Brazilian Tambourine. A complete “hand drum kit”, this instrument has always been considered a symbol of Brazilian Music and Culture. Crossing whatever national and cultural barrier, Sergio made this instrument a possible tool in various musical genres, from the Choro, the fundament of Brazilian Music, to Jazz, Contemporary and Electronic Music.
In twenty years of career, Sergio Krakowski has shared the stage with artists such as Maria Bethânia, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lionel Loueke, Donny McCaslin, Anat Cohen, David Binney, Edmar Castañeda, Cyro Baptista, Gregoire Maret, Tigran Hamasyan, Dan Weiss, Miles Okazaki, John Escreet, Nate Wood, Lenine, Chico César, David Linx, Chano Domínguez, Maria João, Mario Laginha, Nelson Veras, Yamandú Costa and Hamilton de Holanda.
Although Sergio Krakowski is involved in many collaborations, his musical statement can be found in his new album “Sergio Krakowski Trio - The Foundation of the Island” to be released in May 2016. Four songs inter-connected by a minimalistic technique of rhythm metamorphosis that has been the subject of Sergio's musical researches for several years and, together with free form jazz tools, creates a unique and unified flow of music.
Besides his musical career, Sergio plunged into the application of his knowledge acquired in a Computer Music PhD to allow percussion instruments to trigger videos, control effects and interact with the machine, creating real time dialogues between percussionist and computer. This research turned into an electronic music project named “Talking Drums“ that has been commissioned by the NY State Council of the Arts and presented in a myriad of stages such as The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, Drom - NYC, (Le) Poisson Rouge - NYC, Oi Futuro - Rio de Janeiro, and at the Museum of Moving Image - Queens - NYC, as part of the NY Electronic Art Festival 2015.
Check out his music here !
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