The Blind Cafe ~ Orchestra In The Dark Performance Series
We are excited to announce The Blind Cafe ~ Orchestra In The Dark Series is a collaborative program between Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra & establish symphonies and orchestra’s nationwide to hold unparalleled performances from classical to modern to rock music, all held in complete pitch darkness. The audience is empowered to participate in an active music listening experience, in the complete and total pitch dark! You will remember what it was like to listen to music without the distraction of your visual conditioning, social etiquette and cells phones.
Coming Fall 2015 @ The Winningstad Theater Portland5 Center For The Arts. The Portland Cello Project with Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra, performing entirely in the pitch dark!
Experience an amazing experience of listening to music in the dark.
The Portland Cello Project will perform w/ Rosh & Blind Cafe Orchestra to launch our very first Orchestra In The Dark Performance at The Winningstad Theater. This series is the beginning of collaborative performances between The Blind Cafe & establish symphonies and orchestra’s nationwide to hold unparalleled performances of both classical and modern music held in complete pitch darkness.
Dates TBA Fall 2015.
About Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra
Since the band's formation in 2009, Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra has specialized in performing in the complete and total pitch dark at The Blind Cafe, Positive Social Change, Dinner and Concert In The Dark events. Rosh, an American songwriter, born in Boston, MA, while on tour in 2007 in Reykjavik Iceland, first stumbled upon a temporary 'cafe in the dark' where he was in complete and total darkness for several hours socializing with patrons. It was so dark, he could not even see his hand in front of his face. It was then that he dreamed up the idea of creating positive social change experiences in the dark, The Blind Cafe. This rare and unique approach to listening to music in the dark with an array of strings and various instruments has led them to perform for over 10, 000 people in the dark since 2010.
The Blind Cafe Orchestra, is an extension of his music, accompanied by small chamber orchestra musicians, of cello, violin, viola, female vocals and more. Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra's live performances showcase the array of talent. The music, coming out of this group touches on a deep sense of making peace, with the impermanence of life we all must face. The weathering of our innate pull for love, sex, the transitioning self-identity as we mature, the gain and lose of friendship. His music brings to the surface, honoring these paradox’s with an uplifting sense of appreciation for the unstable element of what it is to be alive.
Song 'Love & Rainy Days' By 'Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra'
Song 'Hurt' By Nine Inch Nails Covered by 'Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra'
'Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra' rehearsing song 'Hurt' by Nine Inch Nails' for up coming The Blind Cafe performance in the dark.