Multi-Instrumentalist Todd Green Coming to OCU on March 19
Have you heard any good Middle Eastern Oud or Kemenche lately? How about a South American Charango and Zamponia or a East Indian Tablas or Santoor? Intrigued? These and many other ethnic instruments from the Middle East, Central Asia, India, China and South America will be played by multi-instrumentalist Todd Green on March 19, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. in the Floyd and Gladys Detty Chapel, 1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113. The concert will be preceded by a half-hour quiet, strings-only, live prelude. Admission is free; no tickets are required.
Todd has astounded audiences across the country with his diversity on a multitude of string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world. His performance will be enhanced by digital samplers, which allow him to record and over-dub instruments one by one, making him a one-man-orchestra of unique and exotic instruments. As fascinating to watch as to listen, Todd intersperses his playing with entertaining explanations of the music and the instruments. Prepare to be amazed!
Todd Green has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of fifteen. He studied composition, arrangement and performance at Berklee College of Music and privately with guitar legends George Benson, Pat Metheny, Christopher Parkening and Mick Goodrick. He has also studied ethnic instruments, including the Indian Bansuri Flute with masters Sachdev and Steve Gorn, and many other instruments with players from around the world who now reside in New York City and San Francisco. Most of Todd’s 30 years as a professional musician were spent on the East Coast, especially New York City, where he performed with the top echelon of studio musicians and toured extensively with bands throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In 1988, Todd decided to trade in the man made mountains of New York City for the real ones in Montana to work his own music full time. Todd stopped playing the electric guitar to concentrate on acoustic music and has since performed as a solo artist for concert associations and colleges throughout the United States and Canada. His column on improvisation and composition has been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, where he also received kudos for his first recording “Awakening”. Currently a resident of the Lake Tahoe, Nevada area, Todd recently released his companion recordings, Sequel to an Unfinished Story, Vol.1, “Celebration” and Vol. 2, “Meditation”, each with 24 tracks of original music, performed on well over 40 instruments from around the world.
Additionally, Todd will be giving a lecture demonstration for the music students at Teays Valley Middle School on Monday, March 17, 2014 from 1:20-2:30 p.m.
For more information on the concert, contact the Ohio Christian University Music Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-420-5905.
Visit the Instrument Gallery at www.toddgreen.com to learn more about Todd Green’s many instruments!