Music and Mindfulness will cater to music lovers wishing to deepen their concert experience, and mindfulness practitioners who wish to view their practice from a new, captivating focal point, blending traditional concert with guided meditation.
Violinist Carson Marshall and other NWS musicians will focus on the concept of deep listening. Guiding the audience first in a centering meditation, and encourage the audience to explore their own experience through a series of sonic meditations including original improvisations, works by J.S. Bach, and others.
Music and Mindfulness hopes to examine and challenge our perceptions of dissonance, aversion, resolution, beauty, and provide strategies to cope with volatile emotions or situations in our lives.
Inside the Music: Music and Mindfulness is an NWS BLUE project. Fellow-driven projects are sponsored in part by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.
Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004 (1717-20) (1685-1750) V. Chaconne (excerpt)
Sonata No. 1 in G minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001 (1720) I. Adagio
Improvisations for violin and Shruti Box
Carson Marshall, host
Secibd-year Violin Fellow Carson Marshall aims to inspire audiences with generous and passionate performances in both formal and unconventional concert settings. Originally from western Massachusetts, he has performed on the PBS radio showFrom the Topand is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke young artist award.
Mr. Marshall has attended the Aspen Music Festival and Music Academy of the West, where he studied with Paul Kantor, Alex Kerr, Kathleen Winkler, Jorja Fleezanis and Glenn Dicterow. In 2017 he served as Co-Concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra, performing Richard Strauss’Ein Heldenlebenand Ernest Chausson’sPoeme.
Mr. Marshall attended Rice University in Houston, where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, studying with Paul Kantor. Mr. Marshall was also a core member of the Kinetic ensemble, The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, and served as a violin coach for the Houston Youth Symphony.
When not performing or practicing, Mr. Marshall prefers to be outside and is an avid fly-fisherman, rock climber and mushroom forager.