For those of you who were able to attend our June event, this material will be familiar. We are presenting the full video of “Among Fools: a Subrational Soundpainting” conceived and conducted by Evan Mazunik. This video features the entire performance, which was in response to Ecclesiastes 9:17

“The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.” 


Among Fools: a Subrational Soundpainting

Conceived and Conducted by Evan Mazunik

Justin Wood: flute, tenor sax
Dennis Shafer: saxophones
Rob Henke: trumpet
Gil Selinger: cello
Ryan Kotler: bass
Lily Maase: guitar
John O’Brien: drums
Max Jaffe: drums
Holly Hibbert: dancers
Julia Anrather, Juliana Rodrigues Corrêa, Fábio Dias, Libby Froeber, Lorenzo Landini and
Cara Ronzetti: actors
Audio Recording by Flat World Productions
Video Recording by Rainy Day Worzella and Emily Clare Zempel
Filmed at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY on June 21st, at 8pm.


Highlights from Among Fools

From the Artist

Evan talks about his process and how did he composed the music, text, and movement.



How much of the show was rehearsed? How much was improvised?



What the heck is Soundpainting?


Evan Mazunik is a composer/performer raised on the prairies of Iowa and rooted in Queens, NY. Fluent in Soundpainting, a sign language for live composition, Mazunik is composer/director for ZAHA, his experimental chamber ensemble. His compositions include commissions for jazz band, chorus, theater, dance, and film, and his work was featured in a documentary for the Finnish Broadcasting Company. Mazunik has performed with Anthony Braxton, Walter Thompson, Carla Bley, Robin Eubanks, Danielson, and Sufjan Stevens, and has played at creative music venues such as Roulette, The Stone, Barbes, and Galapagos. He received a Bachelors degree in piano performance and a Masters in jazz studies from the University of Iowa and has taught improvisation at the University of Indiana and the Royal Academy of Music in London.

This work is copyrighted by the artist and used here with permission.

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Scripture quotations from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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