This June 4, we're welcoming BEAM SPLITTER (Berlin) and MOJUBA DUO (featuring Le Mondo resident artist Jamal Moore and collaborator Nik Francis) for a unique evening of sonic experiences bounding from raw and provocative to intimate and vulnerable at the venue. Tickets are here.
Beam Splitter is Audrey Chen (a former Baltimorean!) and Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø who make experimental music using amplified voice, trombone and analog electronics. You can learn more about them here. More on Mojuba Duo below:
As musicians we are healers of humanity and have a responsibility to cleanse dis-ease through positive tones, frequencies and vibrations. Music is the nucleus and universal language of the oversoul, mind, body and spirit.
Nik (b. 1981, Milwaukee, WI) is a percussionist and electronic musician living in Washington, DC. Francis was given lessons in classical piano as a child while also teaching himself computer music and analog audio electronics.
Having found an interest in the neuroscience of listening, Francis earned both a B.A. (UIowa) and Ph.D. (MIT) in Speech and Hearing Sciences. After focusing primarily on improvised computer music for over a decade, Francis abandoned electronics for several years to teach himself the drum kit. Today his music integrates the drum kit and other percussion with computers and analog electronics.
Francis uses the study of listening and the practice of musical improvisation to facilitate interpersonal exchanges of higher consciousness and well-being through sound.
Jamal R. Moore is a native of Baltimore Maryland whom is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator.
His background include California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. 2012), Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005), Eubie Blake Jazz Orchestra (2000) under the direction of Christopher Calloway Brooks and historical acclaimed Frederick Douglass Sr. High whom notable alumni Thurgood Marshall, Cab Calloway, and Ethel Ennis graduated from.
Some notable luminaries Jamal has worked and recorded with are Wadada Leo Smith, Roscoe Mitchell, Nicole Mitchell, Archie Shepp, David Ornette Cherry, Tomeka Reid, Dr. Bill Cole, DJ Lou Gorbea, George Duke, Sheila E, David Murray, JD Parran, Ras Moshe, Hprizm, (Antipop Consortium) Tatsua Nakatani, Hamid Drake and the late Yahyah Abdul
Majid (Sun Ra Arkestra).
He is an affiliate of The Pan African Peoples Arkestra of the late Horace Tapscott, Black Praxis of David Boykin, member of Konjur Collective, and co-creator of Ancestral Duo with Luke Stewart.
Jamal currently leads his own groups, Akebulan Arkestra, Napata Strings, Black Elements Quartet, Organix Trio, and Mojuba Duo.