The Nature of Music: Jim Nollman (livestream event)
Jim Nollman has spent a lifetime performing live with super-human improvisers—musicians that never stepped foot inside of Juilliard.
Other Minds is excited to announce the 14th edition of the Nature of Music concert series which will take place Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 5pm PST as a livestream on the Other Minds website, Facebook, Twitch, and Youtube. The event will feature Other Minds Executive Director Charles Amirkhanian in conversation with our featured composer Jim Nollman, who has dedicated his life to the art and science of “interspecies” communication and music.
The virtual interview will feature selected recordings of live performances with Orcas, White-Sided Dolphins, and Turkeys as well as never-before-heard electroacoustic and contra dance music by Nollman. Amirkhanian and Nollman will also discuss the composer’s role in the U.S. Navy’s efforts to combat whale deaths through sonar, his work as an activist against Dolphin drive fisheries in Japan, and the intersection of technology and intuition involved in collaborating musically with animals.
Help us celebrate this milestone by tuning in! We will have a short Q&A at the end of the event, if you’d like to ask a question, you can do so during the virtual concert via the comments section on facebook, youtube, or twitch (although you must be logged into the website you’re commenting from, so if you’d like to watch on a platform you’ve never used before, make an account now to save yourself the time!).
The event will be free of charge and archived on this webpage.