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"Among Fools: a Subrational Soundpainting" was conceived and conducted by Evan Mazunik in response to Ecclesiastes 9:17.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

Among Fools: a Subrational Soundpainting


Evan Mazunik


Conceived and Conducted by Evan Mazunik
Flute, Tenor sax by Justin Wood
Saxophones by Dennis Shafer
Trumpet by Rob Henke
Cello by Gil Selinger
Bass by Ryan Kotler
Guitar by Lily Maase
Drums by John O’Brien, Max Jaffe
Dancers: Holly Hibbert
Actors: Julia Anrather, Juliana Rodrigues Corrêa, Fábio Dias, Libby Froeber, Lorenzo Landini and Cara Ronzetti
Audio Recording by Flat World Productions
Video Recording by Rainy Day Worzella and Emily Clare Zempel
Filmed at Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY on June 21st, at 8pm

Curated by: 

Spark+Echo Arts


Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

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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?

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

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.

Evan Mazunik

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