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with Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra | Richie Flores & the Constellation Prize
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.
In the dark, there are no uncomfortable glances, no self-consciousness about being 'seen' singing along to the music or shedding a tear when emotionally moved by the music. You can literally, sing & dance as if nobody is looking, because nobody is!
Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra performing in 100% darkness filmed on inferred camera.
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...
Listen & Download Rosh's Music Below
AVAILABLE NOW | 2016 NEW RELEASE: 'Weeping For The Setting Sun' E.P. - By Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra.
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.
Meet, The Blind Cafe Orchestra's Artistic Director and Blind Cafe Performing Artist, Phil Norman
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...
Listen & Download Richie's Music Below
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.
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