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StringQuake - Beyond the Silk Road
SF Swedenborgian Church
San Francisco, CA
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StringQuake - Beyond the Silk Road
Performing fresh, original arrangements as dynamically diverse as Bach to blues, with rhythms and sounds from India, Africa, Bali, to Spain, Mexico and Venezuela, this trio creates an intimate and energizing musical experience that defies tradition. Informed by first-hand, in-depth experience of the music, people and cultures that inspire them, they bring alive the spirit that captivated them.With a penchant for improvisation and unexpected meters, their music isrich, nuanced and passionate,boasting a wide-ranging repertoire runs the gamut from contemplative to vigorous, onelectric harp, cello, and various percussion.

Amelia Romano takes the path less traveled. A composer and arranger, she draws on life experience and inspiration to inform her work, using the harp as her vehicle of artistic expression. Her time living and working in South Africa, (2010-2011), are now written into the fabric of her music which takes you from the heart of a black South African township, to the American South, with stops in Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela.Performing on a blue electric leverharp, she experimentswith rhythms, tones and textures thatdemandthe listener re-think the lever harp's role in today's music.

Misha Khalikulov is a cellist born in the former U.S.S.R. republic of Uzbekistan and raised in San Francisco, CA. He holds a degree in Classical Cello Performance from UCLA under the tutelage of Antonio Lysy. In 2009, he joined the musical group Rupa and the April Fishes, which has taken him on tour to 25 countries in the past four years. With them, he has performed on international music festival stages around the world and recorded on their new album, Build, released in Fall 2012. He is also a member of the bands Blind Willies, StringQuake, Vadalma and The Congress, with whom he has recorded four albums and toured around the United States, Europe, and Mexico. Aside from performing, Misha devotes his time to music education.

Josh Mellinger is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, and has been studying Percussion for over 12 years. He studied Percussion at Interlochen Arts Academy while in high school, and performed with the Michigan Ambassadors of Music in 2004.

After attending CalArts, he received his BFA in Percussion Performance in 2010. Josh was involved in various performing ensembles at CalArts including the Percussion ensemble, World Percussion ensemble, Tabla ensemble, North Indian ensemble, African ensemble, both Javenese and Balinese Gamelons, the Chamber Orchestra, and the New Century Players ensemble. While at CalArts, Josh studied under the guidance of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Randy Gloss, Houman Pourmehdi and David Johnson.

Josh currently studies Tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, and performs with several groups in the San Francisco Bay Area.



SF Swedenborgian Church (View)
2107 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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