Michael Nix - Banjar: The Art of the Modern 7-String Banjo

Michael Nix - Banjar: The Art of the Modern 7-String Banjo

Sun · October 8, 2017

Doors: 2:30 pm / Show: 3:00 pm (event ends at 5:00 pm)

$8.00 - $12.00

Michael Nix developed the 7-string Banjar to give voice to longings that he felt could best be expressed by crossing three instruments, the lute, the banjo, and the classical guitar, to establish a new, singularly recognizable musical voice. "It's given me the freedom to become a creative artist, to go beyond being an interpretive artist." Accomplished as a soloist, composer, and collaborator, Nix finds joy in composing and performing transcendent melodies and surprising harmonies.

Michael Nix - Banjar: The Art of the Modern 7-String Banjo
Michael Nix - Banjar: The Art of the Modern 7-String Banjo
Michael Nix performs on Banjar (his own creation), classical guitar, banjo, and mandolin, throughout the United States and Asia, has recorded for the PBS series “American Experience”, numerous independent documentaries, and CD projects. Nix’s instrumentals, songs, and compositions draw from classic banjo and guitar, early banjo, folk, jazz, and world music traditions. His compositions are performed internationally.

A willing collaborator, Nix has worked with dance ensembles, classical musicians and folk musicians in many different contexts. He was a founding member of the Pioneer Consort, using the seven-string Banjar to explore its use in world chamber music, from Bach to Bluegrass!
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/