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The Blind Cafe Music In The Dark Experience is something that gives music freaks a completely new way to enjoy and appreciate live music, kind of the same way that MTVs Unplugged did back in the day… but Concerts in the Dark, makes Unplugged seem like child’s play.
— Brian Johnson, The Marquee Live Music Magazine

The Blind Cafe Music In The Dark Experience

The Blind Cafe Music In The Dark Experience is an unparalleled live music listening experience held in 100% darkness. No Blindfolds! Collaborating with performing arts centers, symphony orchestra's & performance based venues, The Blind Cafe creates and performs concert in 100% pure darkness, bringing music fans a deeper experience of listening to live music. The Blind Cafe's Performing Artists, Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra and Richie Flores & The Constellation Prize have mastered playing music with no sight, guiding listeners through an in depth live music experience, where the audience is engaged to participate in an 'active listening & music appreciation' experience in 100% pure darkness, without the distraction of their visual conditioning, social etiquette and cell phones.

Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra performing in 100% darkness filmed on inferred camera.

I actually cried during your song ‘Transcend’ which is not something I would not have let myself do, if I knew that people could see me. But knowing that I was invisible, it was much easier to let my emotions flow and that felt SO healthy! It was also nice to end on a higher emotional note with everyone singing and standing together. Our table was all holding hands and swaying too! I walked out of there with such a happy full heart!
— Katie Maginnis, Seattle

 Interview with Blind Cafe Orchestra String Players

Watch this interview with The Blind Cafe Orchestra musicians  about performing in complete darkness. The Blind Cafe Orchestra is playing a Radiohead cover 'Jigsaw Falling In The Place. 

Starting 2:16 on The Blind Cafe Documentary from 2010.

 

 


Meet The Blind Cafe's Performing Artists...


Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra

 Listen & Download Rosh's Music Below

AVAILABLE NOW | 2016 NEW RELEASE: 'Weeping For The Setting Sun' E.P. - By Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra. 

You can download these tracks right from SoundCloud

Bi0: Rosh is an american singer-songwriter, that performs mostly in 100% darkness with his touring band Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra at his social change events called The Blind Cafe Experience. Born & raised in Boston, MA he moved to Boulder, CO in 2001. In 2006 he began touring as a solo artist in the US, Ireland, Europe and Iceland. While in Reykjavik, Iceland he happened upon a temporary ‘cafe in the dark’ set up for disabilities awareness week, where the guests gathered over coffee in complete darkness and all the waitstaff where legally blind. Rosh, having found the Iceland experience profoundly moving, decided to take the concept of darkness and create a Blind Cafe Music In The Dark Experience for music fans, guiding them through an ‘active music listening’ experience where the fans experience listening to music in depth, without the distraction of their visual conditioning, social etiquette and cell phones. Having a friend who is blind...Read More.

Visit Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra's Official Site

The Blind Cafe Orchestra

Meet, The Blind Cafe Orchestra's Artistic Director and Blind Cafe Performing ArtistPhil Norman

Visit Phil Norman's Official Music Site www.gravitycello.com

Visit Phil Norman's Official Music Site www.gravitycello.com

Bio: Artistic Director for The Blind Cafe Orchestra & orginal Master of Darkness for The Blind Cafe, Phil Norman composes string & orchestral arrangements for Rosh's songs as well performs in the dark with The Blind Cafe Orchestra.

A performer dedicated to redefining cello playing, Phil Norman draws from diverse influences to create eclectic original compositions. Classically trained with a degree from the University of Colorado, he has studied jazz with pianist Russell Schmidt and violinist Glenn Basham, and has since been immersed in alternative styles of cello playing.  He is an active performer in the Front Range of Colorado, Kristi Stice, Someone's in for an Explosion, Travis Grode and nationally with Bettman and Halpin.  Read more...

 


Richie Flores & The Constellation Prize

Listen & Download Richie's Music Below

You can download this track right from SoundCloud

Bio: Richie Flores is an american singer-songwriter living in Austin, TX, who grew up in southern Texas. In 2011, Richie partnered up with Rosh and he began keynote speaking and performing music in the dark with The Blind Cafe Experience. Eventually he partnered up with Patrick Reetz, lead guitarist and bass player, to form The Constellation Prize band. Since 2012, Richie and his band have toured the US both in the light and in the dark at the The Blind Cafe Experiences. Richie Flores is also the Keynote Blind Ambassador and Speaker for The Blind Cafe events.

Visit Richie Flores & The Constellation Prize's Official Site

For Booking or Press Contact Us Below or Call Executive Director Rosh at 720 495 7797

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