Month: July 2016

Kiran Gandhi (M.I.A. Drummer) Joins Blue13 this August DTLA

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2016
Drummer Kiran Gandhi joins Blue13 in Moves After Dark at the Music Center this August in Los Angeles. An American drummer/ percussionist based in Los Angeles, GandhiKiran Gandhi Tom Tom Magazine Feature has toured internationally with Grammy nominee M.I.A as well as electronic DJ-duo Thievery Corporation. Her styles range from hip-hop and pop to drum’N’bass and latin jungle, and she plays both drum set and various forms of standing percussion. She has been featured in publications like Rolling StoneTom Tom MagazineThe Drummer’s JournalVICE and Mic.com. She has performed at SXSW, Pitchfork Music Festival, OFFF Barcelona, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Bestival and Daybreaker. She has spoken at Ableton LOOP, NAMM, SXSW, SF Music Tech and The Future of Music Coalition Summit in DC. Gandhi collaborates with drummer Dave Lewis and Violinist Alma Cielo for Blue13’s new piece “Among Whispers,” premiering at Moves After Dark August 8th.
Moves After Dark features 4 different dance companies including Blue13 at various sites around the Music Center and Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.  Shows: August 8, 15, 16, 17, 8:30 pm.

Violinist Alma Cielo to Join Blue13 in Moves After Dark this August!

Alma CieloFor Immediate Release: July 15, 2016
Violinist and Sarengi player, Alma Cielo joins Blue13 in Moves After Dark at the Music Center this August in Los Angeles.  Alma Cielo is a cross-genre violinist, dancer, performing artist.  A graduate of Yale University, she is part of a wide variety of ensembles and theater groups and has performed in venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Disney Hall, California Plaza, and in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She performed with Blue13 at one of its first shows in Los Angeles in 2004, and is thrilled to be collaborating again with this wonderful company.  Cielo joins forces with longtime collaborator Dave Lewis (drums), and M.I.A. drummer Kiran Gandhi in this special Blue13 show at the Music Center.  Blue13 premieres “Among Whispers” at Music Center’s Moves After Dark with these talented musicians on August 8th, with additional shows on August 15th, 16th, and 17th, 8:30 p.m.
For information and tickets: YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Renowned Drummer Dave Lewis Joins Blue13 at Music Center

Dave Lewis, DrummerFor Immediate Release: July 16, 2016
Drummer Dave Lewis joins Blue13 in Moves After Dark at the Music Center this August in Los Angeles.  Dave Lewis is easily one of the most exciting drumming talents in the world today. Born in 1983, Lewis grew up playing piano and began composing at the age of 8. By twelve, he was given his first drum set and never looked back. Influenced by jazz, latin, rock and East Indian classical music, Lewis‘s ingenuity took him well beyond his years. He received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where he graduated in December of 2005.  A solid, articulate and dynamic musician, Lewis has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Vince Neil (Motley Crue) Robby Kreiger (The Doors) George Thorogood, Mike Stern, Richard Bona, Joe Lovano, Sheila E., Deepak Ram, Kai Eckhardt, Taufiq Qureshi, George Brooks, Arohi Ensemble, Paul Livingstone, Abhijit Banerjee, Pedro Eustache, Peter Jacobson, Salar Nader, Alam Khan, Sheila Govindarajan, Maiya Sykes and Mirror Talk.  Aside from maintaining a high profile as one of the most in demand live and studio musicians in Los Angeles, Lewis also brings music to the big screen as a composer, where his works range from commercials to films. Whether creating lush soundscapes or thunderous drums, Lewisbrings breathtaking emotion to his creative works. More info at www.davelewisgroup.com.  In Blue13’s new piece, “Among Whispers,” Lewis collaborates with Sarengi player and violinist, Alma Cielo, and percussionist Kiran Gandhi, of M.I.A. fame.  See the piece at Moves After Dark August 8, 15, 16, 17 at the Music Center in Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.  

Vulture on McDaniel choreographed Strokes Music Video

Calling it a “Deliciously Silly Art Film,” Vulture gives “Broad Strokes” to the new 2016 Strokes Music Video, “Threat of Joy,” choreographed by Blue13’s own Achinta S. McDaniel, and danced by Blue13ers: Bridget Wilson, Amanda Simolari, Shoshana Mozlin, and Brittany Davis, and others.  READ ON.