Fri, Aug 18|
Within Stones Presents 'Apples As Weapons'
Within Stones is a Seattle-founded project showcasing improvisations and compositions that reflect the tight knit musical relationships of its members, as well as conveying the meanings, messages, and effects of the natural elements.
Time & Location
Aug 18, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA
About the Event
TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. End time is not set.
Our Chamber Arts Series presents "Within Stones", an improvising jazz drum, bass, and piano trio that performs original compositions, visual scores, spoken word, and movement.
Rocky Martin - drums
Aman Almeida - piano
Thomas Milovac - bass
Within Stones is a Seattle-founded project showcasing improvisations and compositions that reflect the tight knit musical relationships of its members, as well as conveying the meanings, messages, and effects of the natural elements. Rooted in biogeometry, permaculture, and within a framework of presentational humor and theater, Within Stones Presents: 'Apples As Weapons' is a visual and sonic survey of biodynamic farming practice, irrigation systems, and the utilization of crystals/minerals in energy production throughout history. Incorporating spoken word, visual art, movement demonstrations, and jazz trio music, Orlando FL bassist Thomas Milovac, Seattle keyboardist/pianist Aman Iyer Almeida, and drummer/pianist/vocalist Rocky Martin celebrate this musical meeting, dedicated to soil health, farming optimization, and cultural-intellectual progression, evolution, and transcendence amidst the post-pandemic era.
Thomas Milovac is a bassist, composer/improviser, multi-instrumentalist, and artist. He is the leader of various ensembles under his own name including the Thomas Milovac Sextet which released their album “Sun Ray” in 2022. Thomas also performs with other groups including the Ryan Devlin Quartet, Ulysses Owens Jr. & Gen Y, John Lumpkin & the Covenant, Madre Vaca, the Steve Cohn Trio, Creek, and the "pan-Florida improvisation syndicate" BONGUS. In 2021, Thomas started a record label, Cosmo Sonic Collective, focused on releasing improvised music. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but is now based in Orlando, Florida.
Aman Almeida is a pianist and experimental musician from Bangalore, India. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Berklee College of Music, where he studied Music production and jazz piano, and is now based in Seattle. Aman's most recent work is available through Rokstar Records. The works revolve around folk music, ambient music, and experimental soundscapes. https://www.virtu.academy/teacher/amanalmeida
A Chicago native, via New York City, Rocky Martin currently resides in Seattle, WA, performing, teaching, and creating. An alumnus of Indiana University's Jazz Studies program in Bloomington, Rocky leads and curates solo and group projects blending music composition, visual art, poetry/spoken word, martial arts, various mixed media, and plant life. In addition to teaching drum set, piano and composition, farming and food preservation is a core pillar of his pursuance of cultural arts in Seattle. Rocky is preparing release his debut albums with FORAGER, his Seattle Quartet, and 'Within Stones', an experimental electronic piano trio. https://www.rockymartindrums.com/about
Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services Private Trust Foundations, which include grants from the Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation (2020-2021; 2022-2023 seasons), the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation (2021-2022; 2022-2023 seasons), and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust (2021-2022; 2022-2023 season). Special concert event support provided by the Arts Midwest Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund grant (2022-2023 season). Activities are made possible in part by the Arts Organization Support (AOS), Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency (2023-2024 season).
Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation (2020-2023 seasons). The Student and Home Grown Series concerts made possible, in part, with support from the ArtsEverywhere Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Arts Project Support Grant and the Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.
$10 Advanced or Door