Join us on Saturday, June 12 at 3:00pm at Farm Arts Collective for a Song Exchange. This FREE event will be led by musician Katie Down and artistic director, Tannis Kowalchuk in a special outdoor event that will bring music lovers together with song and food.
Please bring a song that you can teach to the others: rounds, simple harmonies, folk, and a cappella tunes from around the world will work really well. Also, please bring a dish to share with each other.
Katie Down is a multi-instrumentalist, sound artist, educator and music therapist. An improviser and classically trained flutist, she also sings in Ladino with her group Sofie Salonika and lots of bawdy songs with The Ukuladies and plays the steel cello, glass percussion, and other odd instruments with her ensemble, NewBorn Trio. Katie has sung with the Bulgarian choir,Yasna Voices in NY and received a travel grant to study in Bulgaria with Kremena Stanchova. She currently teaches in the music therapy dept. at SUNY New Paltz and is the regional coordinator and lead therapist for the New York chapter of The Angel Band Project, providing free music therapy for survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
Tannis Kowalchuk is the artistic director of Farm Arts Collective, she has been collecting folk songs from around the world for many years, and is looking forward to sharing the harmony with everyone.