Hazmat Modine Russian Tour Days 8,9,10………….

Hazmat Modine Departing Moscow…………………..

Hazmat Modine departing Moscow

 

Arrival in Perm after an Aeroflot flight………………..

Arrival in Perm 2_2011

 

Arrival in Perm 3_2011

I turned in after a very uninteresting hotel meal to prepare for the next day ……..

Day 9………….

             After breakfast we departed to the festival grounds which were located a few miles out of town in a beautiful rural setting that appeared to be an old farm that was converted to a national park, quite an interesting place.

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We were able to do a constructive sound check in preparation for the next day concert………….

Perm Stage_Soundcheck_2011

Upon returning to the Hotel I bowled a few rounds before another uninteresting meal and bed…………….

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Day 10………….

 

Concert: “Flow festival 2011” Perm,Russia at the Architectural-Etnographic Museum “Khokhlovka” located 45 KM from the the city of Perm:

Audience awaiting Hazmat Modine stage entrance

  Perm Audience 1_2011

 

Extensive Festival photos by Tetiana Kashkarova:

Perm Festival Photos

 

    We returned to the Amask Hotel during an beautiful evening sunset…………………………..

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Hazmat Modine Russian Tour Day 7

I began the day with a return visit to the beautiful St Basil Cathedral………………………

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During the afternoon:

Sound check_Early dinner in preparation for Club Masterskaya concert …………………

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      An enthusiastic audience arrives for a pre concert dinner…

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Also In attendance is Vladimir Oboronko

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MC Impresario Alexander Cheparukhin……………………..

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Video Compilation Club Materskaya……………..

                    

Backstage Expressions……………………………….

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After Concert Moments………………………….

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Hazmat Modine Russian Tour Days 5&6

Kiev to Moscow(Sheremetyevo) via Plane

Hazmat Modine leaves for Moscow as Reut and Steve depart to New York and Milan for other adventures………

Moscow Airport_2011

 

Arrival at the interesting and colorful Art Hotel………….

Moscow Hotel 1_2011 

Moscow Hotel 2_2011

 

Moscow Hotel 3_2011

 

T.V. Rain.ru Studios for a live broadcast to the 700,000 viewers of the New Year program

TV Studio 1_Moscow_2011

 

TV Studio 1_Moscow_2011

 

Moscow Studio 3

 

Moscow Studio 2

 

 

Moscow Studio 1

 

 

Moscow Studio 4

 

Entire TV Program………………………………………

 

After broadcast late dinner and commentary with impresario Alexander Cheparukhin

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   Next morning I began a walking tour of Moscow, in celebration of the 450th anniversary of St. Basil’s Cathedral the following photos were taken, very fortunate to hear a military band concert during my explorations of this beautiful city.

 

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Moscow Tour 2_2011

 

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Return to Hotel for dinner and wonderful concert by

De Temps Antan a trio from Quebec, Canada……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazmat Modine Russian Tour Day 4

Kazan, Russia to Kiev, Ukraine via Airplane

An early departure from Kazan with five bands and other passengers going through the one door entrance of a small Kazan airport proved problematic. This one door entrance led to a security check point that everyone had to pass to enter the terminal which also had a check point duplicating what was done a only few minutes before.

This of course was very stressful to all…..

 

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            The scheduled sound check was cancelled because of rain allowing us an opportunity to go to the Hotel Slavutich to rest and prepare for the evening performance

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It was a cold, wet evening for a outdoor concert but the enthusiastic mood of the audience in Kiev was inspiring……..

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Concert Video……………..

 

 

After concert reflections……………..

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Kiev,After Concert Reflections 2_2011

 

 

Hazmat Modine Russian Tour Day 1&2_2011

                        With a two hour delayed departure from New York’s JFK airport of our Aeroflot flight, we arrived at our Hotel in Kazan via Moscow in a little over 16 hours…….

Russian Tour Day 1_2011

 

In Kazan we were greeted by a wonderful support team………….

 

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Hotel Park Inn Karzan

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After checking in a late dinner………………

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Kazan 7 Day 1

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Next Day Sound Check at Millenium Square

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Kazan 8 Day 2

 

Kazan 5 Day 2

 

 

 

 

Then a short outdoor concert presentation with the Gangbe Brass Band

followed by a little sightseeing…………

 

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God’s Trombones_The Colonial Theater_June 19, 2011_7 PM

God’s Trombone’s
in Association with Lift Ev’ry Voice:
Celebrating African-American Culture & Heritage in the Berkshires

Sunday, June 19 • 7pm
A: $25 • B: $15 • C: $10
special family package $65 for 2 adults with 2-3 children ages 16 and under

 

BUY TICKETS

 

In 1927, James Weldon Johnson published the classic God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. This seminal work, consisting of actual sermons written in free verse form, sought to document and preserve the unique African American cultural tradition.  Now musician and composer Craig S. Harris continues that work with his opus God’s Trombones. Harris looks to Johnson’s poems for inspiration while creating a musical interpretation of the unique rhythm and cadence of traditional African American sermons. This performance is sure to be a soaring, triumphant musical event not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Tour Day 9 June 4, 2011 Saarburg, Germany

Worpswede to Saarburg by tour bus…………

Friendly receptionist at the Hotel Am Markt

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Walking to “Die Saarburg” Castle…………………

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Finally, The Venue……………………………..

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with a spectacular view…………………….

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Wonderful outdoor concert although it rained all evening…

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After concert reflections…………….

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Spring Tour Day 7 June 2, 2011 Kiel, Germany

Over night bus ride north to Kiel

We arrived on Father’s Day in Germany and began a

walking tour of this beautiful city………..

Kiel,Germany-2011

Venue is an interesting converted pumping station……………..

  Die Pump Kiel, Germany

Backstage before the concert………….

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 Concert photos taken by Klaus-Henning: 

 

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After concert moments…………….

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Spring Tour Day 6 June 1, 2011 Schwebheim, Germany

Berlin to Schwebheim via Tour Bus

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Warm and joyous greetings by our friends at Halle 12

Group Collage-Schwebheim

 

Quite moments before the Sound Check…………….

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Quite moments after the Sound Check……………………

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Group Collage 3-Schwebheim

 

Concert Video………………………………..

 

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After a beautiful concert CD signings……………

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And a few more quite moments……………………………..

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Spring Tour Day 4 May 30, 2011 Warsaw, Poland

Air Baltic flight from Helsinki to Riga, Lithuania to Warsaw

Flight to Warsaw

 

Lunch at the Hit Hotel before Sound Check………..

 

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The venue ”Nove Kino Praha” is also a movie theater……….

 

Warsaw Venue-2011

 

Backstage before the Concert……………….

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Outstanding concert with a burning  solo by Wade……………….

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A video post of the my tuba solo in Warsaw………………………

 

After concert CD signing and late snack………..

 Warsaw after concert collage-2011

 

 

 

 

The Seven Deadly Sins Video Screening June 7, 2011

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Bill Dixon: Going to the Center and Joseph Daley: Earthtones Ensemble created by Jeff Burn and Robert O’ Haire will be screened this coming Tuesday at part of the ongoing events for Vision Festival 2010, a festival devoted to the celebration of avant-garde jazz, dancers, poets and visual artists.

 

Audio interview of Jeff Burns and Robert O’Haire, creators of the films Bill Dixon: Going to the Center and Joseph Daley: Earth Tones Ensemble

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW

 

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Vision Festival was originally envisioned by dancer and choreographer Patricia Nicholson Parker in 1996 and developed by Arts for Arts Inc with the help of it's board of directors, Lewis Barnes, Jo Wood Brown, Whit Dickey, William Parker ,John Schiek, and Bradford K. Smith. The Festival takes place over 7 days from June 5th-11th and includes an abundant amount of events taking place in several locations including:

Abrons Art Center,Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, and Campos Plaza Playground.

Vision Festival remains an unusual and inspiring event in is ability to survive without the support of commercial sponsors.You can see Jeff and Roberts films on Tuesday June 7th at Abrons Art Center in Manhattan at 7pm.

 

Bill Dixon


Bill Dixon was a musician (trumpet, flugelhorn and piano) and teacher born in Nantucket, MA. His early studies came from the Harnett Conservatory of Music and (contrary to my misinformation) he studied painting at Boston University, WPA Arts School and the Arts Student League. He also worked at the United Nations and founded the UN Jazz Society, as well as the Jazz Composers Guild. He has worked with Archie Shepp and Cecil Taylor and was a professor of music at Bennington College for nearly 30 years. He passed away in June of 2010.

 

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Joseph Daley attended Music and Art High School and the Manhattan School of Music. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment, MacDowell Colony, Music Omi, and Geraldine R Dodge Foundation. He also taught music for 30 years. His first album, The Seven Deadly Sins was released in 2011 and he currently plays and is touring with his collaborative project with Wade Schuman, Hazmat Modine, which just released their second album Cicada.