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.
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival
Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online
San Antonio Botanical Garden