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Turning Jewels Into Water

A collaboration between musicians, dancers and a video artist that depicts the transformation of an individual facing climate-change

  • Project Created By

    Ravish Momin

    Ravish Momin is an Indian-born drummer, electronic music producer and educator. A Structural/Civil Engineer by training (Carnegie Mellon University), Momin also privately studied with master-drummer Andrew Cyrille for years while he worked as an engineer in New York City in the late 1990s.

  • Project Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Key Collaborators
    Val Jeanty

    Musician

    Art Jones

    Video-Artist

    Ivvy Brynn

    Flex Dancer

    Rosalynd Harris

    Dancer

  • Project Dates
    Start Date
    July 21, 2020
    End Date
    October 31, 2020

Turning Jewels Into Water

A collaboration between musicians, dancers and a video artist that depicts the transformation of an individual facing climate-change

Turning Jewels Into Water (TJIW) is a live electronic duo led by Indian-born drummer/producer Ravish Momin along with Haitian electronic percussionist Val Jeanty. They seamlessly blend electronic drums, turntables, ritual chants, live loops and synth melodies along with rhythms inspired by global dance music. TJIW will collaborate with the video artist Art Jones and dancers Ranubi and Ivvy to create an interdisciplinary work that depicts the transformation of an individual facing the impacts of climate-change. Quite often, the current public discourse around climate change puts the responsibility to address change on the individual and not sufficiently on the industrial systems that are primarily responsible.  Using multiple dancers and live video elements, we hope to examine how an individual can find solidarity with others to initiate systemic change.

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American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival

September 26, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

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Silver Linings

September 27, 2021 | 7:30 pm

University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online

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September 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm

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