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Saxophonist Caroline Davis: Oscillations
October 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EDT$10 – $20
Please join us in the award-winning White Room at CRS on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 5pm for a discussion and live performance by acclaimed saxophonist and scholar Caroline Davis, who has been investigating the therapeutic use of sounds modeled on brain waves.
Tickets are $20 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available in advance from Eventbrite and at the door (cash only).
Discussion: Oscillations is an immersive experience encouraging synchronicity through the study of brain rhythms. Simultaneous patterns in the brain create a complex scene of wild oscillations in our bodies and minds. Given research in neuroscience, the hope is that oscillating rhythms can provide a new sense of focus and clarity, similar to a dream state. Anecdotal evidence suggests that for some listeners it may reveal new ways of hearing ourselves and the world providing both comfort, hope, and healing.
Performance: Caroline Davis will perform a solo saxophone set inspired by research on oscillations in the brain. Watch her last video in the series for a sneak peak:
ABOUT CAROLINE DAVIS
Mobile since her birth in Singapore, composer and saxophonist Caroline Davis’s music covers a wide range of styles, owed to her shifting environment as a child. As a leader, she has released six albums: Live Work & Play (2012), Doors: Chicago Storylines (2015), Heart Tonic (2018), Alula (2019), Anthems (2019), and Portals (2021). She won Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll Rising Star Alto-Saxophonist (2018) and was listed in both Downbeat’s Readers Poll (2021) and JazzTimes Expanded Critics Poll (2021). Her work has garnered much praise from NPR, The New York Times, The Wire, DownBeat, JazzTimes, and many international publications.
Davis has worked with Lee Konitz, Angelica Sanchez, The Femme Jam, Matt Mitchell, Terry Riley, Miles Okazaki, Thana Alexa, and Billy Kaye, to name a few. She regularly collaborates with the experimental R&B band, My Tree (Where the Grace Is, AfterGlow). She has been in residence at MacDowell, The Jazz Gallery, and ICE Ensemble Evolution; and awarded Jerome Hill, CMA, and NYFA grants. Her compositions integrate science and music, influenced by her Ph.D. Davis is an advocate for gender equity (This Is A Movement, The New School) and abolition (Justice for Keith Lamar).
Proof of full vaccination is required to enter, no exceptions. Masks must be worn throughout. Seating is limited and includes seating on the floor. Please do not come if you are symptomatic. Ask for a refund instead or donate your ticket.
The White Room at CRS
123 4th Ave FL3
New York, NY 10003
CRS is located on the 3rd floor of a walk-up building above Think Coffee, between 12th & 13th streets, one block east of The Strand Bookstore. There is no elevator or wheelchair access.
NEAREST SUBWAY STATIONS:
4/5/6, N/R/Q, L trains to 14th St / Union Square
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
CRS (CENTER FOR REMEMBERING & SHARING) is a spiritual healing and art center founded in 2004 by the writer/lecturer/spiritual counselor Yasuko Kasaki and artist Christopher Pelham. Our mission is guided by A Course in Miracles (ACIM). ACIM says that recognizing that you and your brother are actually one is the only way to experience peace. The mission of CRS is to promote the awareness that limitless creativity lives within each of us. We train minds to recognize the light in themselves and others and provide them opportunities to share their inner vision through the healing and creative arts. Since its founding CRS has provided numerous residencies and performance and exhibition opportunities to artists from all over the world. Currently, CRS is a multi-year sponsor of M³ (Mutual Mentorship for Musicians), a platform created to empower, elevate, normalize and give visibility to women, non-binary musicians and those of other historically underrepresented gender identities in intersection with race, sexuality, or ability across generations in the US and worldwide, through a radical model of mentorship and musical collaborative commissions.