Flow State's Where the Sky Meets the Earth, EP release show
FLOW STATE is a contemporary music ensemble that defies category. Ben Brody formed the ensemble in 2013, as an extension of his solo project with the same name. Brody's first EP, Flow State, stood out in the modern, psychedelic, and new music scenes. It was featured on WNYC's program New Sounds Listeners' Poll, and was ranked among the top 10 best releases of 2013. Shortly after the release of the EP, Brody decided to transform his vision of a solo endeavor into one which could incorporate more sounds. He teamed up with bassist Nick Lenchner, saxophonists Noah Dreiblatt and Alison Shearer, and keyboardist Jonathan Evers. The ensemble fuses classical, jazz and rock idioms to produce a sound that is as polished as it is dynamic. Flow State has given several noteworthy performances, including the premier of Brody's "Three Episodes for Orchestra" with The Chelsea Symphony, a performance at Mister Rogers Studio, presented by The Hoover Dam Collective, which was described as "undeniably captivating" (Event Source Connection), and most recently the premier of Brody's modern dance piece Inner Reaches, in conjunction with MADart Creative.
"Where the Sky Meets the Earth" is a collection of works composed for the full Flow State ensemble. Each piece is inspired by, and named for, a spoken phrase that resonates deeply both within and without its context. Finding its home between American Minimalism and post-rock, "Where the Sky Meets the Earth" explores patterns of repetition and change through rhythmic and tonal mutation.
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