International Cultural Exchange

Continuum facilitates artistic collaborations, interpersonal connection, and a vital flow of ideas and good will that crosses international borders. We are expanding the possibilities for living for people both in the US and in other parts of the world.

 

Seungmin Cha and Tomeka Reid

Continuum has facilitated exchanges with artists from over 40 countries via performances, recordings, and hosting artist retreats in Brooklyn, as well as our residencies abroad.

In addition to the activities highlighted below we have collaborated with Korean daegeum player, Seungmin Cha and cellist Tomeka Reid in August, Tokyo based vocalist Ami Yamasaki, Mexican musicians Wilfrido Terrazas and Milo Tamez, Berlin-based Bulgarian violinist Biliana Voutchkova, and many others.

 

COLOMBIA

Workshop with students at Javeriana University, Bogotá

We have had relationships with Colombian musicians since about 2005. In fact our first house concert, from before Soup & Sound, featured a group of Bogota musicians centered around the Distritofonica collective including Mange, Jorge Sepulveda. Colombians based in New York (including composer/instrumentalist Ricardo Arias, pianist Ricardo Gallo, guitarist Alejandro Florez) have performed, toured, and recorded with Andrew Drury in many configurations.

In February, 2017 Continuum, Distritofonica, and the Universidad de los Andes were able to send Drury to Bogota for the first time to do two weeks of performances, recordings, workshops, jam sessions, and all kinds of informal exchanges.

Pre-performance recording session at Auditorio Mauricio Lleras, University of the Andes. “Mange” Maria Angelica Valencia (bass clarinet), Ricardo Arias (electronics & balloon), Andrew Drury (percussion). (Photos by Max Drury)

 

ARGENTINA

The Continuum International Exchange Program has collaborated with  Creatividad En Movimiento, hosting Buenos Aires artists at our Artist Retreat in Brooklyn in 2015, 2016, and 2017. These times resulted in performances, recording sessions, networking, and many informal and social situations allowing a rich exchange of artistic ideas beneficial to Argentinian and US artists, as well as other international artists in New York. CEM hosted Continuum’s Andrew Drury for twenty days in the Fall of 2017 presenting 10 performances in Buenos Aires and Rosario, two studio recordings, workshops, sessions, and informal gatherings.

 

Trio SLD at Estudio Libres–German Lamonega (bass), Pablo Diaz (drums), Paula Shocron (piano)

Argentinian and New York musicians recorded at Soup & Sound courtesy of the Continuum Artist Retreat program and made three releases on the Nendo Dango label in 2017.

 

GERMANY/LUXEMBOURG

This is an ongoing exchange between Continuum, Kassel-based pianist/composer Ursel Schlicht and her SonicExchange project, and others. Schlicht has performed, recorded, and rehearsed at Soup & Sound several times. With funding from the City of Kassel and the state of Hesse, in July 2017 Continuum and SonicExchange co-presented workshops for Kurdish refugees from Syria and Turkey, workshops with University of Kassel students, and concerts featuring artists from Germany, Ireland, Canada, France, Luxembourg, and the US.

Top: workshop with Kurdish refugees Midya (voice), Samli (guitar), Stephanie Griffin (viola), Catherine Mingus-Sikora (saxophone), Hill Greene (bass). Bottom: Andrew Drury with musicians in Luxembourg Emilie Skrijelj (accordion), Drury (drums), Michael Huppert (trombone), Élodie Brochiere (voice), Sascha Ley (voice).

RIMOUSKI, CANADA

TBA 2018–Performances to take place in Rimouski, Montreal, Brooklyn

 

DENMARK

information TBA for a residency in 2018