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During the “Monumental Sound” Soundry Workshop, participants will explore and reflect on the sculptures and 3D works presented in KANEKO’s Monumental Works exhibition and create graphic scores to be interpreted by saxophonist Benjamin Nichols.
Saxophonist and composer Dr. Ben Nichols has traveled across the globe, performing at large venues, intimate city concerts, and countless jazz festivals throughout North America, South America, and Europe. He is known internationally for his expressive sound and energetic, artistic style. Dr. Nichols is currently the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He runs the saxophone studio (classical and jazz), directs saxophone quartets, runs a jazz combo, and teaches courses on improvisation, commercial music theory, and woodwind methods. Dr. Nichols also taught as a faculty member at the University of Illinois – Springfield, the jazz ensemble director. At Lincoln College, he taught saxophone, clarinet, music theory, and music appreciation courses.
Soundry is a musical workshop part of the GENERATOR Series. With classes geared towards adult learners, Soundry investigates the art of sound installation, instrument building, and 21st century composition techniques. No music experience is required!
About Omaha Under the Radar
Omaha Under the Radar is an annual experimental performance festival in the Midwest. They celebrate cultural innovators with performances throughout the city of Omaha. The festival emerged from a desire to support innovative performers and creators living and working in the Midwest, and to connect this community to other performance communities throughout the United States.
Since the first festival, held in 2014, Omaha Under the Radar has presented over 200 artists from more than a dozen cities throughout the United States. They work to represent a multiplicity of genres, ideas, and identities through performances, talks, group discussions and educational opportunities. Omaha Under the Radar is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.
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