An immersion in video, sound and dance at downtown Asheville’s Food Lion Skate Park.
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center along with co-sponsors the City of Asheville, Moog Music and Centering on Children are proud to present an outdoor, multi-media, interdisciplinary performance entitled BLACK WHOLE at downtown Asheville’s Food Lion Skate Park on Saturday, April 25th.
The evening will begin at 8:00 pm with an interactive pre-show “Theremin Garden” featuring Moog Music’s Jason Daniello, a celebrated local musician.
Club Nashwa & Hookah Joes 38 N French Broad St Asheville, NC.
Featuring live performances by Pnuma Trio, Future Rock, Elliot Lipp, Kap10, DJ Rootz, Two Fresh, Random Rabbit, Freepeoples Frequency, Sci Fi, Agobi Project, Midnight Ace, Aquarium, Somni Suite, DJ Ginza, Mindelixir, EP3, Tropa, Darth Brown, DJ Bowie, Par D, Live Painting by Ishmael, and Live Graphics by CODE-E.
Paul Hersey, the tailor to the gods, goddesses, warriors and priestesses of our world works in an unassuming studio on Lyman Street in Asheville. He fashions the gold and copper breastplates, armbands, headdresses and elaborate belts that supernatural beings wear for ceremonial purposes, performances or just for really great parties.
Made with foam, latex, paint, faux jewels and a heaping dose of transformative power, Paul Hersey's "Organic Armor" is simply divine in more ways than one, and to wear it is to discover the hidden warrior-princess-tribal-punk-fairy that you never even knew lurked within you.
Richard Hite approaches the three large gongs, kneeling reverentially and nestles in among the bells, conch shells, Tibetan temple horns and goat horns on the floor. He reaches up with a mallet, and with a feathery touch begins priming one gong with an arcing motion across the textured brass. The result is a continuous low drone that resonates deep into the skin. With his other hand he gives a second gong a glancing blow, the direct tone weaving into the undulating tones of the first.
"Playing the instrument regularly is as much a practice of my own spiritual path as anything else I do," says the 57-year-old Hite. "For me, it's a meeting with God, it's an expression of gratitude. I had a God experience the first time I heard one."
Hite and his partner of 20 years, physical therapist Susan Thompson, are living at the Embracing Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville while preparing for a concert at the Light Center in Black Mountain on April 25. "We don't have a plan after that," he says with astounding faith.
Mantra of Bliss with Goa Gil and Ariane Friday May 15th - Sunday May 17th, 2009 Deerfields, Asheville, NC
Welcome Goa Gil back to the southeastern US to the annual Mantra of Bliss.
Join us in a regional gathering of the tribes as we celebrate Goa Gil's sonic transmission of cutting-edge psychedelic trance across the amazing Deerfields, a 940-acre family-owned retreat of unspoiled wilderness full of lush green valleys, apple orchards, and freshwater ponds for swimming after a long hot dance!
Bring your art, vibe, rituals, dancing shoes, and meet us on the floor for transcendental communication through sound and movement.
Beneath the skies we will dance by ritual fire in the sacred Appalachian Mountains.