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Turning Jewels into Water (Val Jeanty & Ravish Momin)
73 See Gallery
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Turning Jewels into Water (Val Jeanty & Ravish Momin)
Seed Artists' duo series returns to 73 See Gallery in Montclair!

VAL JEANTY creates Afro-Electronica rooted in voodoo culture and her Haitian roots.

RAVISH MOMIN explores the music of India, North Africa and the Middle East by way of improvisational jazz.

As TURNING WATER INTO JEWELS, they use acoustic percussion and electronics to pose Seed Artists favorite question: What if?

Turning Jewels into Water::The Intersection of Ritual, Improvisation and Global Rhythms

This new project with composer/ percussionist/turntablist Val Jeanty arose from her participation in a jam session at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY while Momin was artist-in-residence there in September of 2017.  Their collaboration, rooted in improvisation shaped by ritual, evokes the esoteric realms of the creative subconscious.  Drawing from the voodoo religion, Val recreates the ancient rhythm and pulse of Haiti through digital beats, while Momin, whose own musical background is rooted Indian, North African and Middle-eastern traditions, has developed an original blend of electro-acoustic beats, drawing together the improvisational traditions in Jazz and Indian music.  Together they explore the capabilities of new technologies to create a seamless blend of multiple electronic and acoustic instruments.

Concert followed by a discussion with the musicians.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments served.

As always, kids are FREE.

Proceeds fund Seed Artists programming.


73 See Gallery is located at 73 Pine Street, a few doors south of Glenridge Avenue in Montclair. Easy access from the highway or public transit. By NJ Transit, take the Montclair-Boonton line to Bay Street--the only station in town that's open on weekends. Exit train at front, walk down platform to Glenridge Avenue, turn left, walk to traffic light, turn right onto Pine Street. 73 See Gallery is a few doors down on the right. You'll see a sign on the sidewalk. Less than five minutes, train to gallery.

Call (862) 621-9761 for additional information.

Seed Artists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Val Jeanty
Haitian electronic music composer/percussionist/turntablist Val Jeanty evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious self-defined as Afro-Electronica. She incorporates her African Haitian musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern. She works with a diverse array of artists, including Geri Allen, Anthony Braxton and Harriete Tubman Double trio. She is the recipient of the Van Lier Grant, Meet the Composer Grant, and her project "ON" was supported in part by the New York State Music Fund. Her Afro-Electronica installations have been showcased in New York City at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Village Vanguard, and internationally at SaalFelden Music Festival in Austria, Stanser Musiktage in Switzerland, Jazz à la Villette in France, and the Biennale Di Venezia Museum in Italy.

Ravish Momin
Ravish Momin is a versatile percussionist/composer/ electronic musician currently residing in New York City. He has worked with a diverse range of artists, from the pop-star Shakira to the avant-Jazz legend Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (of the Chicago AACM, founded in 1969.) He is also the leader of the acclaimed Jazz/electronic group Tarana which has been touring internationally since 2004. Amongst their highlights, they have performed at The Bandung International Digital Arts Festival (Indonesia), The New Music and Sound Summit (Austin, TX), Festival Alfonsino (Monterrey, MX), Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage (DC) , Rough Trade NYC (Brooklyn, NY), Unyazi Festival of Electronic Music (South Africa), Kaunas Jazz Festival (Lithuania), The San Servolo Jazz Festival (Italy), The Calgary Jazz Festival (Canada), Jazz Lent (Maribor, Slovenia),  Jazz Ao Centro Festival (Coimbra, Portugal), Detroit Institute of Art (US)  Mediawave Festival (Hungary), Smithsonian Institutions Freer Gallery (Washington, DC) and the Taipei Arts Festival (Taiwan.)


73 See Gallery (View)
73 Pine Street
United States


Music > Global
Music > Jazz
Other > Charity

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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