At The Bronx River Art Center

October 30th @ 4 PM

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Adult: $10.00, Senior: $8.00, Student: $5.00, or Pay What You Can 

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Guitarist Brad Shepik and quintet will premiere his suite, “HUMAN ACTIVITY Part 2- Code Red” at Bronx River Art Center on October 30th at 4 PM. The Brad Shepik Human Activity Band features Brad Shepik (composition, guitar, tambura, saz), Mazz Swift (violin, voice), Amino Belyamani (piano), Sam Minnaie (bass) and John Hadfield (drums and percussion). "Human Activity Pt. 2” was created with support from City Artist Corps Grants, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYFA.

Brad Shepik, among the most versatile and distinctive guitarists of his generation, has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joey Baron, Bob Brookmeyer, Dave Douglas, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley and Paul Motian and is equally acclaimed his work in several bands performing various styles of world-jazz, including Pachora, Simon Shaheen, Tridruga, the Paradox Trio, Yuri Yunakov’s Bulgarian Wedding Band, and the Commuters.

Human Activity Suite Part 2 – Code Red is a ten movement meditation on the degree to which the danger to the planet has increased over the past fifteen years and the disastrous effects on local populations around the world. It is also a response to Shepik's 2007 composition Human Activity Suite which was organized around the seven continents and the global effects of human activity on climate. By the summer of 2021 and the IPCC report on Climate Change it has become clear that the effects of climate change will increase in severity and continue to be felt by everyone in every corner of the world. This new suite Human Activity Part 2- Code Red will focus on local effects of climate change and will aim to inspire people to take action locally within their community to both preserve local ecosystems and adapt in a sustainable way for future generations. The piece features an ensemble of five musicians who are are improvisors and multi-instrumentalists (guitar, tambura, saz, violin, piano, bass and percussion).

“Human Activity Suite” (Songlines), the absorbingly eclectic new album by the guitarist Brad Shepik, harnesses folk traditions from across the world to make a light- handed statement about global warming". Nate Chinen, The New York Times

“Shepik employs his expertise in multiple musical cultures to deliver an eloquent statement of equal artistic, political, and humanistic urgency. “
Franz Matzner

“It’s the meditative richness of the music – its compelling sense of endangered cultures and the quiet intensity of its feelings – that gives this work its character...Shepik [is] among the most articulate and quickest-witted of guitarists...” Stuart Broomer, AllAboutJazz

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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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