Multi-instrumentalist Todd Green to perform at Malone University on October 1
September 6, 2013 | Release # 6699
Have you heard any good Middle Eastern Oud or Kemenche lately? How about South American Charango and Zamponia or East Indian Tablas or Santoor?
Intrigued? These and many other ethnic instruments from the Middle East, Central Asia, India, China and South America will be played by multi-instrumentalist Todd Green at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 in The Johnson Center Chapel, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio. The program is free and open to the public. The concert will be preceded by a half-hour quiet, strings-only, live prelude.
Todd Green has astounded audiences across the country with his diversity on a multitude of string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world. His performance will be enhanced by digital samplers, which allow him to record and over-dub instruments one by one, making him a one-man-orchestra of unique and exotic instruments. As fascinating to watch as to listen to, Todd intersperses his playing with entertaining explanations of the music and the instruments. Prepare to be amazed!
Todd Green has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of 15. He studied composition, arrangement and performance at Berklee College of Music and privately with Guitar Greats George Benson, Pat Metheny, Christopher Parkening and Mick Goodrick. He has also studied ethnic instruments, including the Indian Bansuri Flute with masters Sachdev and Steve Gorn, and many other instruments with players from around the world who now reside in New York City and San Francisco. Most of Todd's 30 years as a professional musician were spent on the East Coast, especially New York City, where he performed with the top echelon of studio musicians and toured extensively with bands throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In 1988, Todd decided to trade in the man-made mountains of New York City for the real ones in Montana to pursue his own music full time. Todd stopped playing the electric guitar to concentrate on acoustic music and has since performed as a solo artist for concert associations and colleges throughout the United States and Canada. His column on improvisation and composition has been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, where he also received kudos for his first recording "Awakening."
Currently a resident of the Lake Tahoe area, Todd recently released his companion recordings, Sequel to an Unfinished Story, Vol.1, "Celebration" and Vol. 2, "Meditation", each with 24 tracks of original music, performed on well over 40 instruments from around the world. His latest creation is his first book Sparks from Life's Flint - Meditations for the Future Soul, Today.
Visit the Instrument Gallery at www.toddgreen.com to learn more about Todd Green's many instruments!
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 , and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709