Drum For Your Life
This body of work was composed and recorded as part of Living Arts Apprenticeship Program (LAAP) sessions between 2010 – 2014. In these sessions, participants came to study, train, and co-create in a cross-disciplinary / live-in apprenticeship fashion, with LAAP faculty members Amir Ziv (drums), Jordan McLean (Composition), and Gadi Shorr (Aikido), resulting in the album presented here.
Amir Ziv, Jordan McLean, Gadi Shorr, Sahr Ngaujah, Luke Damrosch, Ronald Stockwell, Max Jaffe, Mack Williamson, Jake Amber, Jay Rudolph, Joey Harmon, Keenan LeBlanc, Dean Buck, Dane Gebauer, David James, Cem Misirlioglu, and Pat Agresta.
Engineered by Amir Ziv at System Dialing Records Studios, Kerhonkson, NY
Mixed & mastered by Abe Seiferth at Spacebar Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Artwork by Michelle Both
Produced by Amir Ziv
* America I contains the work “next to of course god America i”. Copyright 1926, 1954, (c) 1991 by the Trustees for the E.E. Cummings Trust. Copyright (c) 1985 by George James Firmage, from COMPLETE POEMS: 1904-1962 by E.E. Cummings, edited by George J. Firmage. Used by permission of Liveright Publishing Corporation.
Special thanks to Angelina Mike, Peter Strunsky, Justin Stern, Easy Partners, Jennifer Vehaba, Harris Silver, and Sharoz Makarechi.