May: 2014, Nina Paley shows her brilliant animation and quilting work, and explains her fearless, forward thinking stance on copyright issues. Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues, which combines the Indian epic Ramayana with 1920's pop recordings of Annette Hanshaw.
Nadejda Vlaeva, Pianist (EG9)
May, 2015: Nadejda Vlaeva performs Bernstein's Candide Overture, arranged by Ming Aldrich-Gan. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nadejda began playing the piano at age 5.
Accent, Vocal Group (EG9)
May, 2015: Accent, joined by Meg Contini, perform Over the Rainbow and All The Things You are. Accent began in 2011 as a one-time Internet collaboration among a cappella vocalists from 5 different countries.
Robyn Davidson, Wanderer, Author & Rick Smolan, Photographer (EG9)
May, 2015: Robyn Davidson and Rick Smolan discuss the book and the film, Tracks, as well as the actual events that inspired them. At age 27, Robyn set off alone across 1700 miles of treacherous Australian outback, accompanied by only four camels and her dog Diggity. Smolan is a former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer best known as the creator of the Day in the Life book series.
Joey Alexander, Pianist (EG9)
May, 2015: Joey Alexander plays three pieces, including his rendition of Blackbird, by The Beatles, and has a brief chat with Michael Hawley. Born in Bali, but now calling New York City his home, 11-year old Joey taught himself to play by listening to his Dad's classic jazz albums, and in a style significantly influenced by Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans and John Coltrane.
Marco Tempest, Cyber Illusionist (EG9)
May, 2015: Marco Tempest shares stunning new technology from the HP Sprout team, along with some magic of his own. Tempest’s imaginative combination of computer-generated imagery, quick-cut video and enthusiastic stage presence has earned him a place in the pantheon of great illusionists.
Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, Piano Duo (EG7)
April, 2013: Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe share a scene from their new video, and perform Part 1 of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring. A favorite at EG, the dynamic duo of the piano was born at Juilliard in 2000: and no pair has ever played the instrument with such originality & flair.