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THE LATEST HAPPENINGS FROM VIOLINIST JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS
I hope you’re having an incredible summer (so far). Here is all the latest and the greatest in my world:
THE VIDEO IS DONE!!
After a successful Kickstarter campaign and months of planning, filming, and editing, The video for STRATOSPHEERIUS’ song, “One Foot in the Next World,” has been unleashed upon the earth!
Watch it HERE. Share it with your friends, distant acquaintances, and sworn enemies. Leave your comments. Tweet it, post it. Make us go viral, baby!
Upcoming Stratospheerius Shows
Thursday, June 27th
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (@ 134th St)
New York, NY
9:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
Visit Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/626839527330188/
Friday, June 28th
118 Main St.
With special guest, iS
Visit event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/246131245525529/
Joe Deninzon: electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Jamie Bishop -bass/vocals
Saturday, June 29th
Performing with Balkan Stomp
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St.
New York, NY
Songs from Serbia, Bosnia, Italy, remixed.
Saturday, July 6th
ATTENTION STRING PLAYERS!!!
Joe Deninzon to teach at Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp this summer!
I am excited to be returning as a faculty member at Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp. Mark Wood was the designer of the 7-string fretted Viper Electric violin that I play. He is a legendary performer who has played with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dee Snyder, and Billy Joel, to name a few. He is also a true revolutionary in the world of electric violin and string education. The camp will take place at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS from July 14-20, 2012.
REGISTER TODAY AT
JOE DENINZON RESIDENCY AT “GOT STRINGS” SUMMER CAMP
I will be giving a free masterclass on improvisation/extended techniques and a solo electric violin performance as part of the Got Strings Music Camp on Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 AM. The event is FREE and open to the public and is part of my two-day residency with the camp (July 26-27).
Souderton Mennonite Church
105 W. Chestnut St., Souderton, PA 189
“PLUGGING IN” by Joe Deninzon
If you are a string player interested in going electric and exploring the world of improvisation for the first time, buy this book today!
Read the review from STRINGS magazine!
Like the new “Plugging In” Facebook page!
DAVID GOTAY FIGHTS CANCER
In my previous newsletter, I told you about how my friend and colleague David Gotay, cellist in Sweet Plantain (www.sweetplantain.com) and Metro Strings (www.metrostrings.com) is fighting Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer.) Dave has very basic health insurance from the Musician’s Union in New York City and is not able to work as a result of his condition. We are pleased to announce that we raised over $70,000 in our Indiegogo campaign to help Dave pay his medical bills, mortgage, and living expenses! In the interim, David was able to get a better deal with his insurance company, but he still has to pay thousands of dollars a year out of pocket for his medication and treatment. There will be numerous fundraising concerts taking place in the next few months with some major acts performing. Stay tuned for updates… and a tremendous THANK YOU for your prayers and support!
Visit the indiegog page:
Amazing interview with Joe Deninzon in Spring issue of Progression Magazine
Read full interview HERE: http://www.joedeninzon.com/category/press/
Joe Deninzon interview in “Prog Talk” section of Downbeat Magazine
by Eric Harabadian
STRATOSPHEERIUS T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!
Stratospheerius is proud to finally have the opportunity to take the fashion industry by storm!
Our super soft and comfortable shirt feature artwork from our latest CD, “The Next World.” Comes in 2 varieties: With and without ringers. Available in M, L, XL, XXL. Order your shirt today and be the envy of all your friends! Any order Includes immediate download of our song The Prism in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire!
VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE
Bootleg footage from our show at Old Miami in Detroit on 12-14-12.
Stratospheerius LIVE footage:
Reviews of Stratospheerius’ “The Next World”
Our latest CD, “The Next World,” reached number 10 on the national Jamband charts and has been continuously receiving nationwide airplay and rave reviews.
Here is what other critics have been saying about the “The Next World”:
“(Stratospheerius) once again shows the world that Russians and Americans can make beautiful and exciting music together …A thrilling array of songs that run the gamut from complex prog tunes to simple ballads. “The Next World” is an electrifying album, guaranteed to take you into the stratosphere and beyond…”
“You just can’t go wrong with this outfit. Nor can you assume what you are going to hear when they release a new disc. While the fusion elements of previous releases are still present, this one has more pure rock in it, too. Frankly, this might be the best Stratospheerius disc yet!”
“Every member plays with passion and invention. Budynek is tight and bright in rhythm mode and soars when the song calls for it. Bishop is a flat out low-end monster and perfectly matched with the fiery Padmore. She is that drummer every musician wants in their ensemble: a player that can blow your mind one moment, then tenderly hold your hand the next. As for Deninzon – the sounds he gets out of that violin are inhuman. His speed, precision, color, and character are just off the charts!”
“A leading contender for the best rock album of 2012… Joe Deninzon’s dazzling violin solos, creative loops and effects are
clearly spectacular and demonstrate that he is one of the most talented instrumentalists in the current rock scene. ”
“Tightly crafted studio pieces including intricately produced vocal articulations, electronic effects, and multi-tracked instrumentation…It’s an album with bright, vibrant tones from four players who aren’t competing, but rather congealing.”
“It’s in STRATOSPHEERIUS that the violinist holds the richest palette to take colors from….a fabulous vibe goes down the listener’s spine.”
Visit The Next World homepage on the Digital Nations website (Digital Nations logo)
Listen to samples and download it on itunes.
Buy it on CDbaby.
Buy it on Amazon.com
Buy it on abstractlogix.com
Purchase “The Next World…” and other releases on the new Stratospheerius and Joe Deninzon pages on bandcamp.com