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Eden MacAdam-Somer Presents Genre-Spanning Program at NEC

Jazzed Magazine • News • September 6, 2013

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New England Conservatory presents Walking Between the Worlds – Stories, violinist and singer Eden MacAdam-Somer’s Faculty Recital on Thursday, September 12.  On this program, MacAdam-Somer weaves musical tales of love and loss, death and immortality, war and introspection, through works by Thelonious Monk, Ran Blake, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Toru Takemitsu, and Sufi poet, Rumi. MacAdam-Somer’s original compositions grew out of her travels as a touring artist from Afghanistan to Appalachia, drawing on folk traditions, classical music, and jazz. In this program, MacAdam-Somer uses her entire body as a sounding board, performing original pieces for solo performer on voice, violin, and percussive dance. She will also be joined by pianist extraordinaire Ran Blake, violinist Batya MacAdam-Somer, folk guitarist/banjoist Larry Unger, and students from NEC’s groundbreaking Contemporary Improvisation department.

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