BioRhythm launched during Spring 2016 from Los Angeles as a new performing arts ensemble. The collective features live body painting by Nicolette Spear, acro yoga and acrobatics by The Astrobats, live music led by Ireesh Lal, and Norton Wisdom painting on a wet-erase canvas. Multi-instrumentalist and programmer, Ireesh Lal combines original electronic music with exotic East Indian elements alongside the distinctly Western tones of the jazz trumpet, creating a captivating new sound. Legendary LA artist, Norton Wisdom, paints to Lal’s music on a wet-erase board, and we watch as he continuously alters the canvas, creating picture after picture, one into the next, with great detail and ease.
Performing alongside are a host of acrobats known as The Astrobats, who are constantly being painted upon live by body painting artist Nicolette Spear. The synergy formed by these interactive performers produces an almost overwhelming amount of creativity exploding from each live show. National Public Radio featured music from Ireesh Lal’s album, Ethnotronica, during it’s show, PRI’s “The World”. 108 college/indie radio stations across North America play the album and according to the CMJ charts, it reached #5 on the New World Top 40 and #15 on the RPM (electronic music) Top 40. It also hit #9 on the !earshot International Charts.
BioRhythm actively produces it’s own video series, sharing new footage every month taken from live performances, special events, photo shoots and private parties.
Ajna Nirvana is a nomadic artist. She was born of Polish gypsy parents as a first generation American. Having never lived in one place for too long, she considers herself a world citizen. She is spending her 20s mostly on the Hawaiian islands. Her music is very much so influenced from deep meditations, shamanic ceremonies, and an overall natural perspective on life. Her biggest musical influences include Elliphant, David Bowie, and Shpongle.
We would like to thank all the musicians who have played on Radio Venice, check out the links in the sidebar to see who has played.
Big thanks to our host Michael Jost and our co-host Tonan Ruiz, Roy Edwards behind the scenes, Rae Stanton in Australia doing the website and social media, all the wonderful photographers and videographers – Petey Pete, Sky Willie, Karen Criswell, our number one supporter, Vreni Merriam, and all of you out there who tune in each week and support us … THANK YOU!!!
NB: We won’t be back next week with Feisty Heart cause that video was from a couple of months ago … but we WILL be back in May for Season 3 … stay tuned!!
The organic, textural style of Bryan Meyers drumming, along with a passion for the experimental, and desire to be pliable, allows Bryan to shine in an assortment of music genres. Seeing the drum kit as a multi-timbral instrument and not just a collection of role specific devices, Bryan’s playing takes on a holistic, organic approach to music making. This style is rooted in a love of all kinds of music and a desire to bring something special to every playing situation. Born in Southern California in the 60’s put Bryan in a unique time and place for a musician. Growing up listening to The Beatles, Motown, and hard rock, he eventually became a progressive rock fan right when Punk and New Wave came crashing down. He continues to love it all. After playing for a few years, he began to cut his teeth on jazz gigs in Palm Springs during the 80’s. He played a variety of pop, rock, jazz and orchestral gigs in the following years. Whether rocking out with touring bands, improvising esoteric soundtracks for the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Planetarium, or supporting artist like Mike Roe with his percussion/kit drum hybrid, Bryan always manages to get involved in something that stretches him and diversifies his musical palette. Bryan has also played with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, as well as other churches for over 30 years. This has led to regional touring and recording with a variety songwriters and musicians from all over the country. more Bryan Meyers»