January 2023

February 2023

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  • 6:00 PMOnline! Trans and Nonbinary Vocal Workshop
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Get ready for the Trans and Nonbinary Vocal Workshops!Time to come together in a group of trans and nonbinary voices to share stories, sing together, and open up new vocal possibilities!We're so excited for this series of free vocal exploration workshops for trans and nonbinary people to unlock greater access to the full range of vocal expression. These sessions will take place over Zoom on Wednesdays, January 18th, January 25th and February 1st, 2023 from6-7:30 pmLed by Julie Lipson and Emily Bate, with special guests Kei Slaughter & Mari Valverde, you will experiment with sound, pleasure, range, and resonance using a creative, play-based approach -As well as learn about vocal anatomy and health, hormones and voice, releasing tension, and breathwork.To learn more and register, visit tinyurl.com/VocWo Also, be sure to save the date for the following Spring events:An in-person weekend intensive coming to The Rotunda on March 25-26, followed by a master class in transfeminine voice work taught by Mari Valverde on March 28th, 2023 [also at The Rotunda]!
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  • 12:00 PMIn-person! Animal ACTivists of Philly Pre-Valentine's Day Flea Market
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Animal ACTivists of PhillyPre-Valentine's Day Flea MarketHave a heart for animals this February and indulge in free vegan snacks, a visit from Scary Cupid, and all to support a good cause!Examples of new or gently used items availableL vintage items, jewelry, books, games, collectibles, and many other items that will steal your heart. We will also provide information about low-cost spaying and neutering and other medical needs for animals, how to handle wildlife emergencies (injured birds, abandoned babies, etc.), and other animal resources.All funds raised will be donated to animal sanctuaries and rescues - to be determined and will be posted here.Please join us for an afternoon of fun!
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  • 7:30 PMIn-person! Alash Tuvan Throat-singers
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Bowerbird is pleased to present Philadelphia favorites Alash at The Rotunda for a FREE concert. Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage. 

    Catch a snippet of what Alash can do at https://youtu.be/-xia8OERlNU

    *Please note: The performance starts at 7:30pm. Seating and admission to the building for the performance will be on a first come first served basis. Registering on Eventbrite does NOT guarantee admission. Doors will open at 7:00pm.*

    If you wish to make a donation to help this and similar performances keep going, please do so on the Eventbrite page that was set up for this concert, at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alash-ensemble-tickets-483127727037

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  • 8:00 PMIn-person! Bowerbird pres. Ensemble Terrain (Theo Bleckmann, Jodie Landau, Ashley Bathgate, and Jacob Cooper) performing selections from Jacob Cooper’s acclaimed album “Terrain”
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bowerbird is pleased to present Ensemble Terrain (Theo Bleckmann, Jodie Landau, Ashley Bathgate, and Jacob Cooper) performing selections from Jacob Cooper’s acclaimed album “Terrain” (Amsterdam Records, 2020).  “Terrain” displays Cooper’s passion for kinetic collaboration. He worked intensively with three poets who created original text for each work, and developed the music alongside vocalists Theo Bleckmann and Jodie Landau, as well as cellist Ashley Bathgate, who each bring electric energy and a penchant for defying musical boundaries to the project.  This concert will feature works from this album, as well as arrangements of works by Meredith Monk, David Lang, Supertramp, and others.ABOUT THE ENSEMBLEEnsemble Terrain was formed as a touring outfit following the release of Cooper’s album “Terrain” (New Amsterdam Records, 2020). Pitchfork characterizes the album as “surprisingly magnetic meditations on time . . . vital and compulsive . . . firmly rooted both in the distant past and music much closer to the present” while San Francisco Classical Voice describes it as “a beautiful way to look at sky when sky is not available.” In their individual careers, GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Theo Bleckmann’s work has been hailed as “from another planet” (New York Times) and “transcendent” (Village Voice), and cellist Ashley Bathgate has been praised as an “eloquent new music interpreter” (New York Times) and “a glorious cellist” (The Washington Post). “Stunning” vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jodie Landau (Pitchfork) is a member of the acclaimed vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, while Jacob Cooper has been lauded as “richly talented” (New York Times) and a “maverick electronic song composer” (New Yorker).

    This is an “in person” event.   In consideration of the ongoing pandemic and the safety of those in our community, Bowerbird is requiring all audience members, staff, and performers to wear a mask while inside the venue (please note that musicians will have the option to perform without masks once on stage).

    Admission is FREE/pay-what-you-can. More info: https://www.bowerbird.org/event/ensemble-terrain/

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  • 2:00 PMIn-person! TWO PIECE FEST XVI: a sweet 16
  • 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM TWO PIECE FEST XVI: a sweet 162pm - 11pm22 wonderful duo acts2222222222222222222222222222222222222222DUO & BENEFIT INFO COMING SOON.duos apply here: http://twopiecefest.comtwopiecefest@gmail.com2222222222222222222222222222222222222222STAY TWO'ND IN HERE.THANK YOU!
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  • 8:30 PMNEW DATE! Online! Sylvia Platypus Live from ElectricLattéLand!
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Rescheduled from December 28. Sylvia Platypus Live from ElectricLattéLand!You can catch the livestream here: https://youtu.be/_vG6u91NOiEAbout the band:If Edith Piaf partied with the Yardbirds on a windswept moor, the result might sound something like Sylvia Platypus. Sylvia Platypus is Philadelphia's (and possibly the world's) only psycho-celtic glam-blues band. Take the distinctive vocals and unusual poetic sensibility of Janet Bressler, add the soul-searing lead guitar work of Bill Barone (formerly of the 1970's era German symphonic rock band Wallenstein), the solid rhythmic foundation of Ruchama Bilenky (bass) and Quirky Tom Theurer (drums) and throw in some wailing highland and uilleann piping from Charlie Rutan ("the Eddie Van Halen of bagpipes"*) and you have an original sonic signature that rattles the cage of "genre".This event is FREE but tips are MORE THAN WELCOME for the band. Just Paypal @Sylvia platypus during the performance [or any time, really!].You can catch the livestream here: https://youtu.be/_vG6u91NOiE
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