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Inside of Outside

by Cyndi Dawson and Jair-Rohm Parker Wells

Contemporary spoken word and music.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Rock and Roll Maestro
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2. Nor'easter
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3. Wake Up
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4. The Drowning
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5. Where The Heroin Boys Hang
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6. Big World
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7. Inside of Outside
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11. The Healing
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This is the poetry of Cyndi Dawson and the music of Jair-Rohm Parker Wells. Cyndi and Jair-Rohm have fused the best of their respective disciplines - music and poetry. This collaboration, in a very short period of time, has drawn the attention of the international Spoken Word collective TWINPOETRY, numerous radio stations in both the US and Europe and have been the subject of a feature on the regional New Jersey cable station EBTV.

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Cyndi Dawson is a Spoken Word Artist. She has worked as an actress in TV and Film and as a Performance Artist whose work with Venezualen, Soho based artist Rene was well received in the 1980\'s. Cyndi\'s poetry has been published in numerous anthologies. She is the author of Inside of Outside ad curator of the weekly poetry open mic series Poets and Angels. You can view her credits and bio at: ....http://www.myspace.com/cyndidawson....

Jair-Rohm Parker Wells is an American bassist, composer, programmer, conceptualist and record producer. A resident of Stockholm, Sweden since 1985, he is widely recognized as a highly individual voice on the electric bass guitar, Ashbory bass, Fichter electric double bass and acoustic bass guitar, he has also distinguished himself as a clinician (demonstrating at the Frankfurt Musik Messe and the Los Angeles NAMM show for Hohner and Steinberger), programmer and synthesist developing with Max/MSP, Csound and Java. As a record producer and composer he has collaborated with many of the more prominent names in the international art world such as Peter Kihlgård, Lydia Grey, Johannes Bergmark, Iris Lord, Magnus Alexanderson, Olaf Rupp and Reeves Gabrels. He is the recipient of commissions from prestigious institutions such as Stockholms Stadsteatern and New York\'s MEET THE COMPOSER. Current activities include promoting the debut release of his improvising trio Decision Dream (\"Steamroom Variations\", Red Toucan Records) as well as appearing solo augmented by Nord Modular Synth and electronics. He heads the net label Loopadelica.com which promotes live improvised music. Raised in southern Germany, Jair-Rôhm moved to New York in 1978. After touring the United States for a year with a top forty band he attended Tulane University in New Orleans. While at Tulane, he regularly performed with local jazz and rhythm and blues artists. He also performed as a member of Tulane University\'s Tulanians, met and studied with Richard Payne (the first person to record with the electric bass) and discovered the music of Harry Partch. He returned to the New York area in the fall of 1980 where he met and started work study under saxophonist/composer Ken Simon. During this period Jair-Rôhm also met Anthony Braxton and became involved in the study of his music. In 1982 Jair-Rôhm founded his own experimental music/theater group GLASS THOUGHT THEATER ENSEMBLE. Between 1982 and 1983 he was composer in residence at the New York Theater Ensemble (New York, N.Y.) where he wrote and produced a trilogy of progressive\"operas\". He received a MEET THE COMPOSER grant in 1983. From 1984 - 1985 he was resident in New Jersey where he continued composing and playing the bass. He was a founding member of the New Brunswick Jazz Musician\'s Collective (New Brunswick, N.J.) for which he composed and performed many significant works for various ensembles. He is also one of the original members of the legendary New York improvising band Machine Gun. Some of the artists Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells has performed and /or recorded with include: Robert Musso, Tobias Schmitt, Karl Berger, Reeves Gabrels, Lost Boys, FIVE, Dr. Alban, Daniel Carter, Regina Belle, Max Martin, Jon Lord, Tony Scott, Marcus Heesch, Thomas Chapin, Charles Brakeen, Jonas Hellborg, Peter Sonntag, Luther Thomas, John \"Jab\'O\" Starks, Steve Conte and the legendary Finnish band Kra. Cyndi and Jair-Rohm have performed at the Poets & Angels Poetry and Music Series and are currently working on their first CD. Find Jair-Rohm at: http://www.myspace.com/jairrohm


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SLEEVENOTES
Cyndi and Jair-Rohm form a dynamic and genre-defying alchemical fusion which consistently produces pure gold.

Theirs is a magical coupling of two gifted artists, each with an incredible range, deep perceptions and a profound emotional intelligence.

The dramatic chemistry that spills from their crucible is seductively compelling... confrontational... visual... transformative.

Cyndi and Jair-Rohm don\'t provide any clever quick fixes or pat answers but the questions they raise ring out loud and clear.


The tragic undercurrent of \"The Drowning\" will pull you beneath the waves of self-destruction but the real undertow is the dreamlike, hermetic perspective that will leave you breathless as it catches you off-guard.


The senseless waste of human life is also the theme of \"Heroin Boys\" and \"Soundtrack of the Streets\" but the focus of these tracks is brutally realistic without becoming cynical or judgmental.

This is a shamanic journey into a contemporary underworld of confusion, chaos, alienation and despair guided only by the echoes of music and the magic of the spoken word.


\"Big World\" is an inspired and defiant response to modern ignorance and intolerance. But that is only the beginning. It takes this much further and you will be caught up in its ecstatic call to awaken to the forgotten histories and the silenced voices of the fragile and endangered planet that we share.

Cyndi alternates with mastery between the roles of poet and muse, becoming a Beatrice to our Dante to force us to face what we truly feel. Jair-Rohm brings to her sibylline visions a dimension, a momentum and a human heartbeat.

If there is one element which seems to be present in this celebration of heroic recovery it is that of a rooted vision which stares the nightmare of modern society straight in the face without flinching and yet still dares to dream.

This is the prophetic voice of survival in a big world in search of a saving grace.