I had the honor of performing composer, John Cage’s “Apartment House 1776″ for the 10th Anniversary of Avant Media in the annual Avant Music Festival. In addition to receiving my first NY Times mention as a result of this incredible project, I got to meet and perform with Matoaka Little Eagle. Her family has a history with the composition “Apartment House 1776″, which started with her father, Swift Eagle, who was in the original debut performance in 1976. To hear her beautiful words about John Cage as someone who knew him personally in addition to this magical performance is something I will forever treasure.
Here goes our write up in the NY Times! Read. Enjoy.
I LOVE this article by Brian Questa, a fellow performer in this Avant Music Festival Performance of “Apartment House 1776″. It really describes so well our experience on stage! Read. Enjoy.
For more info about Avant Music Festival, click here.
This summer I had the most wonderful experience performing my music at Cafe Vivaldi, NYC with a group I am a part of called COCHLEA FREEDOM ENSEMBLE! For this show we had –> Kjersti Kveli, voice/ Brian Questa, Bass/ & Nicole Camacho (ME!), Flutes We are all composers/ improvisors and took the opportunity to perform each others compositions for this concert.
“Carinaesque” is a piece of music I wrote for my cousin, Carina! I hope you enjoy!
Kjersti Kveli, left/ Brian Questa, Center/ ME, Right :0)
Bucktown USA: ”Slow Rhythms” Artist: Jewels featuring Camacho / Produced by: Cynical Smith and General Steele
Really proud to work with the Bucktown family! The same kind of connection and chemistry that an amazing jazz/ classical chamber ensemble has is what this hip hop family shares with the world. SALUTE!
“ThruLine” by James Holt, MATA, The Knights, and Make Music New York
A Project where JS Bach’s Cello Suite in G Major was played by 18 cellos, 2 fl, 1 bass cl, 8 vln, 2 vla, 1 trumpet, 1 accordion, 1 bass, and a saxophone occupied 34 F-train platforms 7-8pm yesterday (December 21, 2011). :0) I was at Avenue I in Brooklyn.
This photo is compliments of a tweet by a passer by who loved the project!
Click here for a great video of some of my fellow musicians playing :0)
Recording Session for Armenian-American Composer, Mary Kouyoumdjian
“Dzov Yerku Kooynov [Sea of Two Colors]“
“Sea of Two Colors” is quite a beautiful piece of music! Happy to record with my colleagues in the new group “Hotel Elefant” :0)
Here is a video of a special piece I played with percussionist, Clara Warnaar. It also includes a cd part which we played with the whole time. The piece is called Arctic Dreams by Christos Hatzis.
The electronic music in the beginning of video was composed by Brian Haller. Clara and Brian put this recital together in a way where there were electronic interludes instead of clapping by the audience in between pieces. Also it was kept dark in the room until the performers turned on the music stand lights. It was really effective!