Welcome artist in residence Eric Carranza to Lanesboro and learn about his Root River Viberations project over a potluck dinner in the upper level studio space of the St. Mane Theatre on Tuesday, August 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feel free to bring a dish to pass! No advance registration is necessary, but feel free to get in touch with the artist by contacting Program Director Adam Wiltgen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-467-2446. Eric is also performing alongside the volunteer cast of Over the Back Fence on August 9. Join him for a rehearsal immediately following the Welcome Discussion & Potluck in the St. Mane auditorium!
“What does Lanesboro sound like?” Saint Paul based composer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher Eric Carranza plans to find out. He believes that a given environment can deeply influence a piece of music or a story. With a location-based focus and a mobile rig of music making tools, Carranza is inviting community members of all backgrounds and musical abilities to create “Root River Viberations,” a series of musical vignettes inspired by the people, landscape and energy of Lanesboro. A capstone Root River Vibrations Concert & Listening Party will take place on Thursday, August 29. For more on his project, visit: lanesboroarts.org/eric-carranza
Teacher, composer, performer and promoter; Eric Carranza has been working in music since his teens. Residing and working in Lowertown Saint Paul, Eric hosts and coordinates music for Saint Paul Art Crawl, Bedlam Lowertown, Public kitchen + bar and his own space, Sweet 317. Since moving to The Northern Warehouse he has curated a series of art-forward monthly music shows, varying from classical music of India to modern jazz. Eric creates and performs in a multitude of bands in the Twin Cities such as batteryboy, Hot Date, Excessive and Yeti Steady. Eric has been offering private lessons to people of all ages in the Twin Cities area since 2007. He has taught music in early childhood education at St. Paul Public Schools, as well as music therapy programs at Minnesota Veterans Homes. His teaching approach focuses on the personalized attention students deserve so that they can reach their goals.