Walters State Community College and Rose Center present Todd Green, a multi-instrumental soloist, for an evening of international music. Green will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the International Lyceum on the Morristown campus.
Green views music as a powerful bridge from one culture to many. His concerts have been described as “a high-tech, one-man band that takes you on a fascinating musical tour through many countries.“
“My artistic mission is to help bring down the barriers that divide us by experiencing other cultures through music,” Green said.
Green is a classically, western trained musician originally from Canada. Through his lifetime of work as both a studio and a recording musician,
Green developed a passion for many different musical cultures of the world. He performs now with the goal of inspiring his audience to reach beyond current musical horizons and embrace a new instrument or a new sound. During his concerts, he weaves both the differences and the similarities between these new, exciting instruments and the common ones of Western world culture.
He is planning to bring over 30 instruments, ranging from drums to flutes, for this concert. His musical skills branched out in the 70s when he started taking lessons on both the Bansuri flute and the Indian Tabla drum. Since then, his show has added the Indian Sarangl, the Persian Tambak, tar, daf, setar, ney and santur; the Arabic oud; the Chinese Pipa and Er-Hu; the Japanese Shakuhatchi; the Afghan Rubab and tabla drums and the Andean flutes and charango.
The acoustic instruments and digital equipment used in his concert require six hours of set-up. Much of the music he performs is original, inspired by the many different cultures of the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East and South America. His custom electronic system enables him to layer instruments.
The concert is free, but donations will be accepted to support the work of Rose Center.