Turning the Audience into an Orchestra in Celebration of Earth Month

April 2nd 10pm  at the Lo-fi  in Seattle

Check out a pdf of the Press release

Orchestra of the Earth Press Release

J&J Music, Tai Shan and The Teaching are proud to present an Orchestra of the Earth Party April 2nd, 2009 at the Lo-Fi in Seattle.  Imagine turning an audience into an orchestra after an evening of Tai Shan’s original compositions. For one night only the “joyful improvisational jazz” of The Teaching and Americana singer-songwriter Tai Shan will perform together to provide the basses of an audience collaborative song in honor of the earth. Invited to help lead the audience will be some of Seattle’s finest musicians. Imagine a room teaming with a dozen woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments joined by the voices of every audience member. The song will be recorded and sold on Bandcamp.com with the proceeds donated to People for Puget Sound.  People For Puget Sound is a citizens’ group working to protect and restore the health of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits through education and action.

In addition, for a donation of $10 at the door you can write down a song subject about the earth and the band will write a spontaneous song around it.  Proceeds will be given to People For Puget Sound.

“The best that we can do is to belong the music of this sphere. At the same moment that I sing a note there is probably a cricket chirping in the yard, a lark beginning his morning runs of melody, or a humpback whale singing an eerie song, perhaps in the same key as me. Altogether we are the world’s orchestra. And as we take to song, we influence all species. As butterflies change the weather with their beating wings, we conduct life through song.”-Tai Shan

The performance will be at The Lo-Fi Performance Gallery 429 Eastlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98109 Thursday April 2nd

Doors open at 9pm and show time is at 10:00pm, Cover charge is  $5