Archive for February 2013

Make Music New Jersey at musiXplore

At our February 17 concert, we talked about the Make Music New Jersey program. This is part of a free celebration of music-making that takes place on June 21 every year in over 450 cities world-wide. All concerts are free and outdoors (weather permitting) and participation is open to both amateur and professional musicians.

MusiXplore is participating with an evening of music on the patio of the Ivanhoe Wheelhouse. Since the 21st is a Friday this year, we’ll run from 6pm to 10pm. If you are an experimental musician or band and would like to play, please contact us at


If you have a space where you would like to host an outdoor concert or show, you can be part of the celebration too. It could be your front yard or the sidewalk in front of your apartment. Of course, you should let your neighbors know. Maybe you want to organize a concert in your town square.

Make Music New Jersey is here to help you make it happen. Visit the web site here. You can subscribe to the site (link a the bottom of each page) to get news about what shows are happening, or you can click on the Contact Us tab to send a message about what kind of show you would like to host.

This is all about music by the people and for the people, so the more folks get involved, the more fun it will be.

Keren Rosenbaum Video

For those who didn’t have a chance to get down the the Wheelhouse on Sunday, here is video of Keren Rosenbaum and Giorgia Ghizzoni performing “The Man Who Shouted Teresa” from a text by Italo Calvino. Click to find out more about Keren and Giorgia.

Keren Rosenbaum – February 17

KerenKeren Rosenbaum is a choreographic composer, cello performer, interdisciplinary musician and an educator, born in Israel in 1970. She started composing music at the age of seven, and later graduated from the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, Holland. She is founder of the Reflex Ensemble, a unique collective of classical musicians, jazz musicians and actors, as well as lighting, sound, photography and video artists, all from Israel, Europe, and the US.

In her compositions, Rosenbaum employs pre-recorded soundtracks, live electronics, contemporary notation, and her signature “Invisible Score” conducting-via-earphones technique. While structured and choreographed, the music allows for a degree of freedom that both provides room for personal expression and demands a higher sense of aesthetic responsibility from each performer.

Read more about Keren and view videos of performances at her web site.

Keren will be joined by clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro. This show is a benefit for Rwanda Youth Music, joint effort between Musicians Without Borders and WE-ACTx to train HIV+ Rwandan youth to become music workshop leaders in ongoing weekly programs run by WE-ACTx for hundreds of HIV+ children in Kigali.