MUSIC: Handmade Instruments from the Episode
Opening Reception, Artist Talk, & Preview Screening
Saturday, October 10, 4-6pm
4:00pm Preview Screening: MUSIC Episode
4:30pm Artist Talk: Trumpet Maker David G. Monette
5:00pm Opening Reception: MUSIC Exhibition
The Craft in America Center is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, MUSIC: Handmade Instruments from the Episode, on view from October 10 – November 28, 2015. This exhibition accompanies Craft in America’s newest episode, MUSIC, featuring handmade musical instruments and the world-renowned artists who play those remarkable creations. Speaking to the core identity of the United States, these instruments belong to diverse cultures that come together in a unique national tradition. Handmade Instruments is an invitation to get up close and personal with a selection of America’s greatest instruments, and learn about how they are delicately crafted by the human hand.
Now in their 30th year of inventing, designing and hand-crafting custom brass instruments and mouthpieces, the David G. Monette Corporation (Portland, OR) has developed a holistic philosophy taking into account the player, the instrument, the performance space and the audience as a complete communication system. Monette’s revolutionary “constant-pitch-center” mouthpiece allows the trumpet to be played from soft to loud without the pitch changing as in traditional instruments and Monette’s state-of-the-art, no-tension alignment creates an instrument so easy to play, it’s like breathing. These instruments are coveted by world renowned musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Charles Schlueter, Maynard Ferguson and jazz great Scotty Barnhart. Learn more about Monette Trumpets at www.monette.net
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Special Morning Event with David Monette:
Energetics of Performance for Artists and Musicians!
Saturday, October 10th, at 10a.m.
David Monette has taught Yoga and Energetics for Musicians classes for 30 years, working with top classical, jazz and commercial musicians on four continents. He works with visiting clients weekly at his Portland, Oregon studio, combining Raja Yoga, guided meditation, alignment and breath techniques to help players more fully realize their creative and artistic potential. This class will cover energetic and emotional integration techniques designed to enhance creative awareness, expansion and flow. Nothing is needed for this class – simply bring yourself in comfortable clothing!