Underwater Airport and Kristen Miller

Benefit Show for the Star Lighthouse

Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

The Actors Studio Theater

The Tannery

Mill #1, Suite 5

12 Federal Street

Newburyport, MA 01950

The Star Lighthouse is an Interfaith Chapel and Spiritual Center, where people seeking positive universal oneness can come together to share in prayer, worship, and healing services, lectures, meetings, musical performances, sacred circle dances, yoga classes, meditation gatherings, visual art explorations and other divinely inspired activities.

The Star Lighthouse will officially open to the public in the autumn of 2017, after completion of a few more renovation projects within the historic building. The location—at 428 Main Street, Amesbury—is convenient to the I-95 and I-495 highways, and faces the Merrimack River in the historic Point Shore neighborhood of Amesbury, Massachusetts.

Music will play an important role at the Star Lighthouse, as it is so effective at inspiring and uplifting our spirits. This first fundraiser for the Star Lighthouse will feature music that encourages listeners to explore their emotions, imaginations, and elevated consciousness.

Cellist Kristen Miller is a one-woman ensemble. She connects her antique cello to a live digital recorder to stack layers of lush cello, spoken word and singing. Kristen has created a style that Billboard writer Bobby Borg calls "romantically, hauntingly, charmingly, brilliant.” Kristen is the recipient of several awards and scholarships, including Jam Magazine’s Female Artist of the Year, and the Zara Nelsova Cellist Award for excellence in performance. In addition to being a solo performer, session cellist and composer, Kristen also enjoys working as a shamanic sound healer using Himalayan singing bowls for clearing blockages, accessing powerful healing, and grounding deep change within those in need of healing. She offers group events and private healing sessions. Kristen also enjoys sharing the gift of music with others through teaching private cello lessons and improvisation.

Underwater Airport is an improvising and recording multimedia ensemble combining music and projected visuals for the purpose of creating spontaneous portals into alternate space-time dimensions. Drawing inspiration from such diverse sources as shamanic trance music, 1960's free jazz and psychedelia, ambient electronica, and world beat, the band's members have practiced individual and collective improvisation in diverse settings far longer than they can remember. All of their music is improvised in the present moment using Electric Oud, Guitars, Synths, Bass, Chapman Stick, Drums, Hand Percussion, Saxophones, Electronic Wind Instrument, Laptops, iOS Devices, Digital Loops, and Video.

Kristen will perform first, followed by Underwater Airport, and finally all will play together to close the evening.

Suggested Donation is $20 or "Pay What You Can.” Donations will go toward renovations and start-up costs for the Star Lighthouse. 

All musicians have generously offered to donate their usual fees toward the fundraiser.

Tickets are now available for purchase at:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3074678

Hope to see you there!

Peter, Marcus, Lynda, Jim, Ed and Kristen

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