February 6-February 10, 2023
The theme of the residency will be symbolic regeneration. Oran will teach children how to deconstruct a musical sentence and rebuild it anew. They will have access to percussions and other instruments. About Oran Etkin
A native of Israel, Oran Etkin took piano lessons when he was five years old. At 14, he studied clarinet with Yusef Lateef and George Garzone. He attended Brandeis University and concentrated on economics and classical clarinet. He received a master's degree in jazz from the Manhattan School of Music. He plays alto clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor saxophone.
His debut album, Kelenia (Motema, 2009), combined jazz with the Malian music and was recorded with three musicians from Mali: Abdoulaye Diabaté, Makane Kouyate, and Balla Kouyate (on balafon). Etkin also invented a teaching method called Timbalooloo to teach music to children as young as three years old.
He recorded a song for the children's album Healthy Food for Thought. The album received a Grammy Award nomination and a nomination at the Independent Music Awards.