Re:Sound 2023 Concert VI with SLOWSPIN // Theresa May
Join us for Re:Sound 2023, June 8-11. Re:Sound is an annual new and experimental music festival that brings together and showcases pioneers in the arts with diverse programming of music and sound installations at venues across Cleveland. By connecting local and visiting artists, the festival further propels the innovation and artistry flourishing in Northeast Ohio.
Concert VI features performances by:
About the artists:
Zeerak Ahmed / SLOWSPIN is a US-based Pakistani artist. Along with voice-based sculptures and meditative installations, she composes uniquely fragile sound collages. SLOWSPIN has a distinct sound practice grounded in Hindustaani classical vocal traditions, dream-folk, ambient and experimental electronic music. Poetry and melodies in her mother tongue(s)Urdu, Farsi, Purbi and Englishbuild new textural soundscapes.
SLOWSPIN's latest release is her collaborative album, TALISMAN. It includes contributions by NYC-based musicians Shahzad Ismaily (executive producer), Grey Mcmurray (co-producer), Aaron Roche and Greg Fox. The TALISMAN opens a world of SLOWSPIN's uncanny and heart-wrenching refrains, delivering a balm for the migrant's journey into the unknown: the abyss of love, loss and longing.
Theresa J. May (she/her) is a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio qne holds a Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Dayton. Theresa is adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College where she teaches Applied Trumpet and World Music. Theresa enjoys community engagement as a teaching artist with the Roots of American Music organization and is a co-founder of the Chromatic Brass Collective. As an active performer and educator, Theresa maintains private studios in the Cleveland area and performs regularly with Gabriels Horns, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and Mourning [A] BLKstar. Theresa has performed as a guest solo artist in the Alumni Recital Series at the University of Dayton, was featured in the Rising Stars podcast hosted by Carol Jantsch (Principal Tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra), and was also a featured guest solo artist at the 2022 International Womens Brass Conference.
Theresa May is a champion of new music written for trumpet and has a passion for pushing musical boundaries in a way that is palatable and enjoyable. Eris DeJarnett, Jonathan Posthuma, and Shanyse Strickland are the three living composers featured in this program for trumpet and media. From the intriguing and calming fixed media aspects of DeJarnetts piece, to the classic modernistic energy of Posthumas newly commissioned work, to the haunting and energetic melodies of Stricklands piece, there is sure to be something for everyone in this performance.
Convivium 33 Gallery (View)
1433 E. 33rd St
Cleveland, OH 44114