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Eric & Mary Ross

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Deze Amerikaan is een weergaloze theremin speler. Bekend van festivals over de hele wereld. Hij begon met spelen in 1975, bracht diverse albums uit en trad op met grootheden uit zowel de jazz als blues scene. Op tournee door Europa, vanavond in Haarlem! Hij treedt samen op met Mary Ross.

ERIC ROSS– is bespeler van o.a. de theremin een van de oudste elektronische muziekinstrumenten die er bestaan. Hij heeft concerten gegeven op internationale muziekfestivals in Amerika en Europa waaronder festivals in Newport, Berlin, Montreux, Prague, Brussel, Copenhagen en Gilmore. In Holland; North Sea and Middelburg Jazz Festivals, Amsterdam-IJsbreker, CEM, Stedelijk Museum, & VPRO, Rotterdam, Middelburg, Den Haag, Leewarden, Breda, Den Bosch, Alkmaar, Nijmegen, Tilburg en anderen. In Belgium at Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts, MIM, in Antwerpen- ICC and university, Ghent Univ. and IPEM, and Liege. Naast de theremin-speler is hij ook pianist, gitarist en componist. Hij heeft samengewerkt met musici John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, Robert Dick, Leroy Jenkins, Wilco Botemans, Andreas Van Zoelen, en anderen. Hij bracht diverse CD’s uit van zijn muziek die vaak bestaat uit een vermenging van klassiek, jazz, electronic, serial en avant-garde.
Eric Ross has excited audiences with his fiery virtuosity and innovative work” – Washington Post. He’s presented concerts of his original works at Lincoln Center, NYC; Kennedy Center, Newport, North Sea, Berlin and Montreux Jazz Festivals, Guggenheim-Bilbao, Copenhagen, Prague New Music Festivals among others worldwide. He performs on guitar, keyboards and is a Master of the Theremin, one of the earliest electronic instruments. For over twenty years he’s led his ensemble that’s featured jazz giants, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell,Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, Leroy Jenkins, New Music Virtuosos Youseff Yancy, Lydia Kavina, Robert Dick, and others. The New York Times calls his music “a unique blend of classical, jazz, serial and avant-garde.”
Eric Ross began playing the Theremin in 1975, and has performed on radio, film and TV. He’s written an Overture for 14 Theremins playing simultaneously, and gave the world premiere of Percy Grainger’s Free MusicNo.1 in New York City in 1997. Since 1976, with his wife, Mary Ross, he’s presented multimedia performances with video, music, dance, film and computer art. He’s also played with blues legends Champion Jack Dupree,Lonnie Brooks, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Last year, was guest artist on the No.1 Best-Selling CD album in Japan, Aqi Fzono’s”Cosmology. He was a friend of theremin virtuoso ,Clara Rockmore, and electronics pioneer, Robert Moog. In 1991, he met and played for the inventor of the instrument, Professor Lev Termen. He’s drawn inspiration from them to continue developing the Theremin as a voice in his own compositions.

MARY ROSS is a fine art photographer and visual artist. Since, 1976, she’s used video and computers to produce still images on film. As one of the first fine art photographers to do so, her images provide some of the earliest examples of how photography, video and computer technology converged and eventually evolved in digital photography. For over 35 years, Her video and computer generated still photographs and video art have been featured in hundreds of multimedia performances she’s produced in collaboration with composer/performer Eric Ross, various musicians and dancers. She has exhibited extensively at galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Israel and Japan. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Kunsthaus, Zurich; International Polaroid Collection; Herbert Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University; King’s Library, Copenhagen, Bibliothèque Nationale; Paris and the Lincoln Center Library Dance. Her archive is at the Rose Goldsen archive for New Media Art at Cornell University and at LIMA in Amsterdam, NL.