Moving People

Over the summer I had the opportunity to work with the folks at Higher Mind Media Productions to compose a soundtrack to a speech by climate change guru, Bill McKibben.

The Higher Mind Media crew was so moved by Bill’s speech at the 2011 Power Shift conference in DC, that they decided to follow his call to action for Moving People Day. They choreographed an original dance that worked with my score and the edited version of Bill’s speech.

Big thanks to engineer Colin McCaffrey, and tabla and cajon player Gabe Halberg, as well as my fellow Movement of the People (Fela Kuti Project) crew: Zach Tonnissen, Max Bronstein-Paritz and Dillon Zahner for helping out on the track.

Here’s a video of the dance using my score and Bill’s speech.


About saturnpeoplesounds

As a trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader, multi-instrumentalist Brian Boyes has worked in Vermont for the past 16 years. As a member of a variety of award wining ensembles including the national touring jazz-funk act, viperHouse, he has been recognized for his soulful and intense approach to his trumpet. Under his leadership the group TALA was recognized internationally for its hybrid blend of world music and jazz. Tala was a featured act of both the Flynn Space Vermont Artist Series and the Discover Jazz Festival. He also works with The 35th Parallel Mediterrasian Jazz Ensemble. As an educator Brian Boyes has twice received special recognition from the Vermont Arts Alliance for his unique and creative approach to music education at Cabot School. He has shared the stage with artists such as Lester Bowie, Trey Anastasio, John Sinclair, Jody Diamond, Josh Roseman, Michael Ray, and Marshall Allen. He currently co-leads and plays trumpet with Movement Of The People: The Fela Kuti Project.
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  1. Pingback: A Real Human Kind of Way | the musical work of brian boyes

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