STUK online masterclass: Deep listening with Laraaji
Online masterclass on deep listening by New York based new age musician and mystic Laraaji.
Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980). Laraaji went on to release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances.
In recent years he has had his career celebrated extensively, with reissues of his extensive and wide-ranging back catalogue on labels including Numero Group, Glitterbeat and Leaving Records. Latest album Sun Piano, released on All Saints in summer 2020, sees Laraaji fulfilling a lifelong ambition to return to his first instrument for a suite of spiritual keyboard improvisations recorded in a Brooklyn Church by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Mary Lattimore) - a new chapter to the story of a much-loved cult icon.
Especially for STUK, Laraaji presents an exclusive online masterclass on the practice of deep listening. This will take place via Zoom and for a limited audience of 30 people.
Wednesday 3 February - 20:00-21:00 CET
Online event (via Zoom)
Limited capacity: 30 people