Each Showga experience is focused around a theme, which is explored via the 5 senses. Showga always features a live music performance from a range of genres, musicians and bands. Performers weave the given theme into their sets.
The theme for this month's Oakland Showga event is Building Personal Power. The event is designed to help participants reconnect with and reclaim the unique traits, or “personal medicine” that they bring into the world. This class will help participants identify their unique qualities and explore ways to work with these qualities to build confidence and personal power.
We are thrilled to announce Water Feature as our musical guest for this event! Water Feature is the new solo project of Nathan Blaz, cellist and composer based in Oakland, CA. He studied cello and music synthesis at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2006, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he became a founding member of the indie rock band Geographer. He recorded and toured with the band for eight years. In 2013, he formed systemritual, an experimental dance/minimal synth duo with video artist Elia Vargas. The project constructs improvisational performances using analog modular synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines, with live visualizations and processing. Nathan's improvised solo performances explore the relationship between psychoacoustics, rhythm and tonality.