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Song and Sound: Meditation and Listening Journey
March 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT$20
CRS invites you to the next installment of our meditation and live music series with singer/songwriter/trumpeter Rhys Tivey & friends (vocalist Joy Elysse and guitarist Thomas Monkell). These are their first full-band shows since June, so they’ll be playing some new songs, many of which were first written at Hawthorne Valley Farm this past summer.
The program will take place in the award-winning White Room at CRS on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 6 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available by phone (212-677-8621), online and at the door.
Out of the deep relaxation and stillness of meditation, Rhys Tivey and friends tap into the healing qualities of music and storytelling to perform a careful selection of originals and cover songs and lead participants on a folk-fusion song journey. This concert is an opportunity for participants to connect within themselves, and with one another through sharing before and after, and with the experience of song-listening.
Joy Elysse is a Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer who creates cinematic, genre-bending music. After receiving her BA in English Literature from Princeton University, Elysse has subsequently spent her time in NYC exploring wide-ranging sounds and styles while performing in jazz, folk, indie-soul, and psychedelic salsa groups. She’s taken cues from these many influences to develop an eclectic, yet fundamentally emotive songwriting style propelled by her passion for words and imagery. Elysse’s debut EP is set to arrive in early Summer 2018. http://elyssemusic.com
Thomas Monkell is a NYC based guitarist, composer, and arranger. Active on the NYC musical theatre circuit, Tom has played guitar for the Broadway productions of Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Matilda, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, and Come From Away. Tom’s guitar orchestrations were featured in the New York Times Critics’ Pick Off-Broadway production of The Pen as part of the 2016 Inner Voices new musical series. Other Off-Broadway credits include: Bastard Jones, Gigantic, Wringer, and Shoes and Baggage. http://tommonkell.weebly.com
Rhys Tivey is a singer, trumpeter, songwriter, and yoga teacher. He received his yoga training from the Integral Yoga Institute. With a background in jazz performance (NYU-Steinhardt), Tivey crafts an eclectic and wholly unique mixture of folk, rock, soul, and jazz for performances in New York City (Cutting Room, Cornelia St Cafe, Mercury Lounge…), and has performed internationally (Mexico, Italy, Wales, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic). See rhystivey.com for recent recording samples.