Announcing the OneBeat residency at the Queens Museum
Culminating in a public performance on Oct.12

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming OneBeat 2018 residency at the Queens Museum.

Now in its seventh year, OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. OneBeat begins with an opening residency, when Fellows collaborate to create original material, record new musical ideas, and incubate their projects. OneBeat fellows then go on tour, performing for a wide array of American audiences, collaborating with local musicians, and leading workshops with youth. During the month, each OneBeat musician also sets out their plans for the future, developing projects in their home countries linked to a mutually-reinforcing network of music-driven social enterprises.

This year the residency will culminate in a series of community-embedded productions and final performances throughout New York City with: Bronx Museum of the Arts, Street Studio at Eddie’s Place African Market, Murrmr, World Music Institute, and Queens Museum.

We are thrilled to welcome the 2018 cohort of musicians, hailing from around the world, to spend one week in residence at Queens Museum. They will be working across disciplines with Queens-based artists and arts organizations, exploring musical expressions of contemplative consciousness. This site-determined work traces the ensemble’s interweaving narratives of the imagined future, leading the audience on an immersive sensory experience through the corridors of the Queens Museum.

The OneBeat musicians in residence at the Queens Museum are:

Meva Tsanta | Multi-instrument| Madagascar
Siya Ngcobo| Singer / Producer | South Africa
Jigjiddorj Nanzaddor | Traditional Instrumentalist | Mongolia
Rebecca Hill | Foot Percussionist | USA
Nina Marie Fernando | Singer, Songwriter | USA
Nursalim Yadi Anugerah | Composer, Multi- Instrumentalist | Indonesia
Bruna Lucchesi | Vocalist, Singer-Songwriter | Brazil
Oliver Nastovski | Multi-Instrumentalist | Macedonia

Musical collaboration with Youth Orchestra, CYCNY  (Youth Orchestra, Chinese Youth Corps of New York) with Alexis Weng, 14, cello, Diana Yang, 14, clarinet, Toby Ou, 13, violin, Austin Zhao, 17, saxophone, Tina Zhao, 14, violin, Mitchell Jung 14, cello.

Dance collaboration facilitated by choreographer Paz Tanjuaquio, of TOPAZ ARTS with dancer: Chia-Ying Kao and students from Nassau Community College Theatre and Dance: Max Ginsburg, Lynette Harris, Kishaar Hodge, Marissa Miernicki, Victoria Murabito, Louie Sanchez

Please join us on Friday, Oct.12th at 7pm for the final immersive performance at Queens Museum produced in collaboration with Queens-based youth musicians and dancers.