Music: Erdem Helvacioglu
Dance: Meghann Snow
Erdem Helvacioglu has received awards from Luigi Russolo, Insulae Electronicae and MUSICA NOVA Electroacoustic Music Competitions and commissions from the 2006 World Soccer Championship, Bang on a Can All Stars, Kinan Azmeh and Cem Duruoz. His album "Altered Realities" was chosen as album of the year by All About Jazz, Textura and Cyclic Defrost magazines. "Yaylada" uses processed sounds of the kemane, kaval and the sipsi which are all traditional instruments of the Yoruks. The piece aims to evoke the Yoruks' nomadic way of life in the mountains of Turkey and to highlight their musical identity.
Meghann Snow is born and raised from Cleveland, Ohio. She received her BFA in 2006 at The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at The University of Akron and her MFA from Parsons The New School for Design,2008. Meghann considers herself a multi-disciplinary artist. Meghann started out being a competitive figure skater at a young age of six, and was put into ballet classes to help her skating. Growing up being disciplined as an athlete and a ballet dancer Meghann started to make abstract paintings involving movement. Meghann's work has now entered a new phase by capturing movement, and considers her work as "living paintings." She strives to combine dance, movement and painting into video.
Performer in video: Jennifer Lott
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