“BIBLE & WINE,” OFF-BROADWAY PERFORMANCE FEATURING THE MUSIC OF ORCHESTRAL POP MAESTRO ERIC MATTHEWS JAN 31 thru FEB 16, 2011

Killer Whale PR+M has been a long time fan of musician/composer ERIC MATTHEWS, so we just had to share the cool news for a special event coming to New York City on January 31, 2011: An off-Broadway performance, BIBLE & WINE (we dig the name), that features the music of orchestral pop maestro, Eric Matthews. If you’re a fan like we are of Eric Matthews and/or Cardinal, you won’t want to miss this! See the event’s official page for more details. In brief, here’s our copy and paste:

“This extraordinary blend of music, movement, dance, story, and design uses the music of pop maestro Eric Matthews as inspiration for a meditation on history, faith, lust, and immortality. Loosely inspired by Chaucer’s masterwork The Canterbury Tales and the art of the high Middle Ages, Bible and Wine is a daring and unique event which combines director Frank Cwiklik‘s trademark immersive theater mindscapes with movement, dance, and performance with the music of one of the most engaging and exciting recording artists of the past twenty years.

As night falls on a museum of Medieval artifacts, the souls and spirits of the ancient past slowly materialize, embarking on a haunting pilgramage through the tattered remnants and haltingly reassembled fragments of the art and architecture that once surrounded and defined them. As we follow them through the halls of the quiet cloisters, their lives, loves, deaths, dreams, and desires once again become flesh and substance in a compelling and moving journey through time and faith. The Badass Record Collection series proposes to utilize pop and rock music as non-traditional theatrical text, exploring the forms of recorded music to create new and exciting theatrical works, and this production promises to be the most exciting and groundbreaking example of this concept. It’s dance, it’s performance, it’s lights and sound, it’s live performance and recorded sound, it’s everything theater can be, and should be, in one breathtaking event.

Most exciting of all is the inclusion of two exclusive new tracks from Mr. Matthews, recorded and prepared escpecially for the project, which will make their world premiere in this performance. These new works, full of the life, energy, theatricality, and musical muscle that define his extraordinary body of work will delight his fans, and entice audiences yet to encounter his compelling and distinctive style and vision.

Eric Matthews has been making music professionally since 1992 as a member of bands such as Belt Buckle, Cardinal, Brookville, and Seinking Ships. He has been releasing acclaimed solo recordings since 1995, first with the legendary Sub Pop label, which released the critically acclaimed “It’s Heavy in Here” and “Lateness of the Hour“. He has lent his sideman talents on records by such diverse talents as Tahiti 80, The Dandy Warhols, Spookey Ruben, and Pugwash. Since 2006, he has been producing other acts, mostly new bands and young songwriters on the rise and in need of veteran insights in helping to realize their own creative aspirations. His most recent releases include the 2008 classic “The Imagination Stage” and the recent debut CD of his newest band, Seinking Ships. For more info on Eric’s music, visit him at www.ericmatthews.net.

Frank Cwiklik is entering his second decade of creating immersive, eclectic indie theater in New York City. He has produced, directed, and/or appeared in over two thirty productions since 1999, including the influential Bitch Macbeth, the controversial political satire Sugarbaby!, and, with DMT’s American Shakespeare Factory, the recent cult smash Two Gentlemen of Lebowski. His eccentric, aggressive directorial style has earned him praise from Time Out New York, the Village Voice, NYTheatre.com, Backstage, The New York Times, and others, and has influenced countless directors both on and off-Broadway. His future projects include the ASF entries Hamlet and Taming of the Shrew, and his first original play in nearly five years, God’s Comic, a fantasia inspired by the life and work of the great silent cinema comedian and vaudeville legend Harry Langdon.

BIBLE AND WINE: THE MUSIC OF ERIC MATTHEWS

starring SAARA FALK * AZUMI FUKUMURA * SHILOH KLEIN * ERIK MAGNUS * HEATHER MEAGHER * RAYMOND MILLER * LARA JEAN MUMMERT * KEVIN ORZECHOWSKI * DENISE OZER * MARISSA STANIEC

props and special costume construction ELAINE JONES

Words and music by ERIC MATTHEWS

Scenario by FRANK CWIKLIK * Co-producer MICHELE SCHLOSSBERG

Choreographer/Dance Director SHILOH KLEIN

Produced, designed, and directed by FRANK CWIKLIK

January 31 thru February 16 2010 Mon thru Wed eves 8 PM * The Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St btwn 2nd Ave and Bowery

Tickets available at SmartTix online or call 212 868 4444

SPECIAL PREVIEW/BENEFIT PERFORMANCE SUNDAY JANUARY 30th at 8 PM! INCLUDING LIVE ACOUSTIC SET FROM DYE VIOLETS, SPECIAL POST SHOW RECEPTION, AND A SCHEDULED APPEARANCE FROM ERIC MATTHEWS! MORE DETAILS COMING SOON! TICKETS ARE ALREADY SELLING — GET YOURS NOW!

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NEW ALBUM RELEASE BY LAURA ORTMAN (DUST DIVE FLASH), “SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER”

NEW ALBUM RELEASE  by THE DUST DIVE FLASH

“Opening Ceremony” from the Dust Dive Flash latest album, “Someday We’ll Be Together”

SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER

Sweet Apache violin, heartbreaking nostalgia wrapped in slices of reverberated fleeting thoughts of the extraterrestrial, bares the light and multi-dimensionality of Brooklyn-based artist/composer Laura Ortman. Haunting and enigmatic, a soundtrack to your inner thoughts, Dust Dive Flash breathes innocent rays into complex dark worlds.

CD release (and Cassette Tape release parties) around the Nation, this holiday season! See EVENTS page for the DEC. 27th show with JEFF JOHNSTON (soundtrack for Sterlin Harjo’s FOUR SHEETS TO THE WIND) in Tulsa, OK.

THE DUST DIVE FLASH is LAURA ORTMAN of NYC’s Family Dynamics (formerly Stars Like Fleas), Silver Summit and the Dust Dive. She has performed with notable artists such as Martha Colburn, John Zorn and Samantha Crain. In 2008, Laura founded the first all-Native orchestra, The Coast Orchestra and performed to a sold-out audience at the American Museum of Natural History in NY and at the National Gallery of Art in DC. Her solo work is often soft and hynoptic, drawing landscapes and portraits with violin, electric guitar, piano, Apache violin, megaphone and pine tree branches. Her second solo album “Someday We’ll Be Together” was recorded by Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, White Zombies, Herbie Hancock) in Brooklyn and is available at THEDUSTDIVEFLASH.BANDCAMP.COM and iTUNES. Visit her Myspace page HERE.

UPDATE : See the latest review and portrait of Laura Ortman by Tulsa photographer, Michael Cooper by clicking   on the ←photo to the left . (01/01/11)

KILLER WHALE PR+M PROUDLY INTRODUCES THREE NEW ARTISTS TO OUR MIX! MEET ACTOR KYLE CONRAD, PHOTOGRAPHER WESLEY LAW AND FILMMAKER PER-JOSEF IDIVUOMA

Killer Whale PR+M proudly announces three new artists that have joined our team, Actor Kyle Conrad, Photographer Wesley Law and Filmmaker Per-Josef Idivuoma! All bring something special and unique to our world and Killer Whale would be amiss to not show off their talents and contributions. So go ahead, read more about them here (or visit our page on “Artists We’re Talking About”).

KYLE CONRAD | Actor | USA

Kyle Conrad was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1984. His displayed his love for acting early in life, running around his house, singing and acting out scenes from “Aladdin.” He attended a fine arts high school, Tulsa Central where he practiced various performing arts as well as baseball and kicking it up with his skateboard. When he was 18, the army called Kyle into action. He was part of the first invading unit to reach Baghdad where they set up relations with the local Iraqis. He had a brief stay back in the States and then another year long deployment in 2005 where his assignment was to drive throughout the country of Iraq completing weekly convoy missions. On his next return home, he did a year of Business Management at Oklahoma State University until he was called back to duty for the Oklahoma National Guard as a Detainees Operations Specialist. He last returned home in October 2008 and has spent over a year contemplating his years in service and the next steps of his life. He’s now renewing his passion for life by exploring and challenging his creative self through acting. He can easily mold himself into a variety of characters and his experience in war obviously lends well to action films. Ah, and he’s also a vampire freak! He would love to delve into the mystery and reveal the strengths and vulnerabilities of the vampire as they face the day to day of eternal life. His high observational talents attract him to films that explore the struggle between good and evil and the personal motivation behind so much power. Along with dramatic roles, he also enjoys bringing out his playful spirit through comedy. This class clown lists “Super Troopers” and “Grandma’s Boy” alongside his favorite dramatic films such as “Fight Club,” “Shawshank Redemption,” “American History X” and “Forrest Gump.” It is easy to come into the presence of Kyle and feel the sincerity, depth and acute awareness he brings to the world. Like Aladdin, Kyle too rises through adversity with the power of magic. Check out his modeling pix from a fun St. Louis photo-shoot with the great Wesley Law! Visit our “Pix” Page at the top.


PER-JOSEF IDIVUOMA | Filmmaker | Sweden

Per-Josef Idivuoma was born and raised in the village of Idivuoma in northern Sweden, and grew up in the woods. He was raised in a reindeer-herding family, and has a close relationship with both his family and the culture. Idivuoma’s strong tie to his reindeer-herding traditions is witnessed in his creativity as he aims to inject Sámi values, morality and lifestyle into his films. Per-Josef expresses himself best in humoristic styles, such as parodies, and he always has a bright and humoristic side to everything in life. If a story doesn’t have any humor in it, it’s not worth telling according to Per-Josef. Per-Josef Idivuoma has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sámi Journalism, and since 2001 he worked at the Sámi radio station in Sweden, but in 2010 he left radio for good to start making movies. His biggest hope is to make a Sámi action-comedy in the future, but first he has to make several more short movies of his twenty-something ideas. Idivuoma’s first movie Čalmmis čalbmái/Eye to Eye (2007) had its World Premiere at the Native Cinema Showcase in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and was nominated for the Čorvoš Prize at Sámi Film Festival in Kautokeino, Norway. Čurte-Niillas – the (Short) Movie was also nominated for the Čorvos Prize in 2010. Per-Josef is also the co-director, producer and editor of Mollet’s new music video for the song “Mon, Mollet Ja Don” that’s was YouTube released in May 2010. He’s the frontman in the Sámi rock band Mollet which released an EP in 2007 and a 2008 pre-album release on the World Wide Web for the long awaited full length album “Dego Yeah!” that came out in June 2010. He is currently in pre-production for a skateboarding parody film to be shot in 2011 in Stockholm. You can find PJ on Youtube to the links on the right.

WESLEY LAW | Photographer | USA

And last but not least, we would like to introduce you to photographer, Wesley Law. His photographic career started in London documenting East Asian immigrants as they integrated into the European culture. Having won a grant from the Alexia Foundation for World Peace to complete the 1.5 year project, the resulting work has travelled all over the world in a 2006 group exhibit entitled, Eyes on the World. It has graced cities such as New York, London, Athens, Tokyo and Bejing and is met with wide acclaim. Wesley continues to expand his work as globally as he possibly can. Through recent trips to China he has amassed a collection of images of the incredible pace of progress the country has experienced in the past 10 years. From classic images of the Three Gorges before they were flooded to the furthest western city, Urumqi and the superhighway that now bisects the former village. Wesley’s vision has always been to show compassion to both viewers: those who have never been there and those who are from there. Wesley’s latest international travels have taken him as far as the borders of Russia in a country called, Estonia. A former soviet puppet state, Estonia has risen to be called one of the Baltic Tigers. Wesley traveled around the capital city of Tallinn with a 4×5 film camera and lighting equipment to capture striking large format portraits of the landmarks and the people who inhabit the land. Wesley’s images never intend to show the foreign nature of another culture but to display the compassion of difference. Wesley is himself multicultural as his parents are from China, settling in St. Louis to raise a family almost 45 years ago. He draws a lot of his compassion and perspective towards others from the unique experiences growing up Asian-American. Visit his website by either linking on his picture or in the link field to the right. Oh, and he took the fab new pix of Kyle! To see more from this great St. Louie photo shoot, check out our “Pix” page at the top.

Thanks for coming back and visiting us here at Killer Whale PR+M. After a long, trying and hot hot summer, we’re happy to bounce back with these three new talented and über groovy men. Stay tuned for exciting future updates we can’t tell you about just yet, but we promise, cool things are gonna start happening! Cheerios!

YOU HELPED AND NOW IT’S BETWEEN ADJÁGAS AND 1 OTHER BAND TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE WITH 1 MORE VOTE!

(Listen to Adjágas on Myspace here)

Update (July 7, 2010):

Thank you to everyone that supported Adjágas with your vote! While unfortunately, Adjágas did not win the grant, they feel greatly honored to have been nominated and to see Sámi culture, music and the art of joiking get such recognition after so many years of suppression. They and everyone congratulate Moddi on the A-HA grant win. Now, let’s find a way to bring Adjágas to a town/city near you!

Don’t forget to visit their new WEBSITE too!


Update (July 5, 2010): POLLS are NOW OPEN! Visit Adjágas new website HERE to VOTE. Please VOTE TODAY. Polls close on July 6 in USA/CAN and July 7 in Norway. THANK YOU!  To vote via SMS (you need to have a Norwegian mobile telephone):Eller du kan stemme ved å sende SMS med kodeord A-HA 1 til nummer 2424 så mange ganger du vil 🙂  altså, Tast A-HA 1 og send til 2424 (Sms-tjenesten koster 1 kr per.sms).


Adjágas can, with YOUR HELP, win a $170,000 USD/1 million NOK grant from the legendary Norwegian band A-HA. This is how you can help!

Adjágas is super proud being one of only two bands competing for a huge scholarship. Whether Adjágas or our good friend Paul Moddi Knutsen wins this fantastic grant, will be decided by the people! 🙂 It’s down to Adjágas and Moddi. And we need your help!

We are making this event in order to send all the info you need to help us. The poll does not begin before the 5th of July and lasts for only 2 days. We would therefore like to gather as many helpers as possible in advance, so that we can give you more details when they are ready. What we can say for certain is that one can vote on the Internet and SMS from the 5th to the 7th of July.

$170,000 would mean a lot to Adjágas! Our dreams are to record a music video, a new album and to go touring across the world. We are also embarking concrete plans for a grand launch in Asia and North America. The grant would make all these dreams possible.

Join in on this event page and help us to gather more votes, from your good friends, friends of friends, curious and generous good people – we need everyone’s help. We promise a lot of activity on this event page towards reconciliation, lasting from the 5th to the 7th of July.

Please hit the “ATTENDING” button on the event page to support us. Then you also have the opportunity to win signed CDs and other effects from Adjágas.

CLICK HERE to join via Facebook, or CLICK HERE to join via MYSPACE.

IF you do NOT have either source, e-mail us HERE with the Subject Header: Vote for ADJAGAS! and we will send you the detailed information on how to vote with a reminder when the voting begins!




BLACKHORSE LOWE’S “SHIMÁSÁNÍ” AND PHILIPP ABRYUTIN’S “IVAN AND IVAN” WIN AWARDS AT FESTIVAL PRÉSENCE AUTOCHTONE/MONTRÉAL FIRST PEOPLES’ FESTIVAL


June 19, 2010 (Montréal, Canada)—At the Awards Ceremony held at the McCord Museum, Montréal First Peoples’ Festival organized by Terres En Vue/Land In Sights announced Philipp Abryutin’s IVAN AND IVAN as the winner of the TEUEIKAN GRAND PRIZE for best short film and Blackhorse Lowe’s SHIMÁSÁNÍ as the winning film for best cinematography in the award MEILLEURE DIRECTION PHOTO yesterday in Canada!

“Black and white is an apt choice for Navajo country and the austere majesty of its unattainable horizons. For quenching our thirst for departures and depicting a ponderous reality in the pulsating light seeping into the hogan and shining in the pasturelands, the 2010 First Peoples Festival awards SMOKEY NELSON the BEST PHOTO DIRECTION prize for SHIMÁSÁNÍ by BLACKHORSE LOWE.”

Director Blackhorse Lowe with cinematographer Smokey Nelson and producer David Stevens at the Sundance Film Festival 2010. Photo by Wesley Law.

“For the strong impact of a concise, controlled story line accurately depicting the intergenerational and identity-based laceration so many First Peoples suffered when their children were torn from their natural milieu in the name of progress, and for a strong work of art in which a young director is already affirming an authentic filmmaker’s signature, the 2010 First Peoples Festival awards the TEUEIKAN GRAND PRIZE to a short film that has a lot more to say than many longer films: IVAN AND IVAN by PHILIPP ABRYUTIN.”

Director Philipp Abryutin.

Killer Whale PR+M celebrate these awards with the  filmmakers and cinematographer for their outstanding achievements and are happy to share the news with you.

For more information on the films, please visit their websites (linked within and to the right of this article).  Learn more about the filmmakers under ARTISTS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT above. For more information on Montréal First Peoples’ Festival, click here.

CHEERS TO BLACKHORSE LOWE, SMOKEY NELSON AND PHILIPP ABRYUTIN!

Support GRINGO TRAILS, a documentary about backpacking culture & tourism by PEGI VAIL

GRINGO TRAILS is about one of the most powerful global industries of our time: tourism, and it starts with backpackers! They are the key to opening the door in developing countries. The film looks at the long term effects of travelers on cultures, economies, and environments worldwide—through their most important souvenirs… their stories.

GRINGO TRAILS follows travelers and locals in locations within Thailand, Bolivia, and Mali- looking at all sides of the cultural encounter. It also looks at the complicated relationships that can arise when host countries are looking for economic opportunities and travelers are seeking authentic experiences.

The documentary is now at a critical stage in funding for our FINAL SHOOT on the film: we need YOUR SUPPORT to return to Bolivia in July and August, where we first filmed in 2000 and 2002 (the earlier footage from all locations is now used as archival to show the changes over time!). Our featured story from Bolivia forms a counterpoint to the current situation faced at Haad Rin beach on Koh Pha-Ngan island in Thailand, shown in the trailer. I’m exploring the topic as a former backpacker and anthropologist whose Ph.D. and forthcoming book focuses on backpackers in Bolivia!

We will film in the Salt Desert of Bolivia, the town of Rurrenabaque and at the Chalalan Ecotourism lodge – tourism in the latter two of these locations traced back to the influence of a backpacker’s published account in the mid-1980s (Yossi Ghinsberg’s “Lost in the Jungle”– recently interviewed, he will also be featured in GRINGO TRAILS). Ecotourism pioneer Costas Christ (National Geographic Adventure) and travel writer Pico Iyer are also featured in the film.

Chalalan is managed and owned entirely by the indigenous Quechua-Tacana community of San José de Uchupiamonas. We’ll also be filming at another Tacana ecolodge at San Miguel del Bala, SO ALL PROCEEDS for our room, board, and tours while filming there GO DIRECTLY TO THESE COMMUNITIES – that’s OVER 1/3 of the total amount we’re requesting!

Your support also aids them in the continued protection of the wildlife-rich Madidi national park. The remaining funds donated cover flights (r/t to Bolivia, r/t to Amazon gateway, ground transportation from the Amazon to the Salt Desert, additional car hire and tour for Salt desert, accommodation, and meals for 2 people!). WE ARE REQUESTING THE MINIMUM we need for this shoot! Any surplus will go directly to much needed post-production editing costs upon return to FINISH THE FILM THIS FALL!

For this campaign, We THANK FRIENDS FOR THEIR DONATIONS for the pledge rewards—check ‘em out- they’re great!! Now we really need YOUR HELP to make this shoot happen and to finish a film that is more relevant than ever before!! Click here to SUPPORT the project.

THANK YOU !!!
www.gringotrails.com

VOTE FOR ADJAGAS TODAY!

ADJAGAS is suggested to get a 1 million NOK scholarship from the famous Norwegian band A-HA, Please Vote for ADJAGAS today on http://www.nordlys.no/kultur/article5109937.ece and get everyone you know to vote too! 🙂

More details:

The band A-HA (of famed song “Take On Me”) is giving away 4 million NOK (Norwegian Kroners) to 4 bands in 4 different regions in Norway….and ADJAGAS is on the list of recommended bands for the Northern region!

Vote today for the much deserved band…consisting of 6 bandmates, joikers SARA MARIELLE GAUP and LAWRA SOMBY, musicians PETTER MARIUS GUNDERSEN, ESPEN ELVERUM JAKOBSEN, ÅSMUND WILTER ERIKSSON and ALEKSANDER KOSTOPOULOS.

To learn more about the band, visit Killer Whale’s website at: https://killerwhaleprm.wordpress.com/artists-we-dig/

HOW TO VOTE >>

The article does NOT say when the polls will close, so please, VOTE TODAY, before its too late!

You don’t have to read Norwegian to Vote, See How:

Click on circle next to band name “ADJAGAS” and then click on button at the bottom of the gray box.
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Use GOOGLE TRANSLATE by copying and pasting this text into the translate box:         http://www.nordlys.no/kultur/article5109937.ece

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MUSIC & VIDEO LINKS:

Listen to ADJAGAS on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/adjagas

See their video “Mun Ja Mun” @  Adjagas music video “Mun Ja Mun”

And the 2 minute video ABOUT Adjagas here>>> http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=5806251