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Native American Heritage Awareness Program Series: Performance by Laura Ortman
Start Date: 10/20/2016Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 10/20/2016End Time: 7:30 PM

Event Description:
Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is a Brooklyn composer, musician, and visual artist. She continually collaborates with artists, filmmakers, dancers and musicians from New York, New Mexico, Italy, and Canada.

She has performed, recorded and toured with New York bands Stars Like Fleas and The Dust Dive. In 2008, she founded the Coast Orchestra, an all-Native American orchestral ensemble performing the 1914 original score live accompaniment to photographer Edward Curtis's film In the Land of the Head Hunters to sold-out audiences at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Ortman has been awarded a 2016 National Artist Fellowship and has completed artist residencies at: the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, New York. Ortman released her third solo album My Soul Remainer in 2016, recorded and co-produced by Martin Bisi.
Location Information:
West Campus - SAC- Student Activities Center  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: Ballroom A
Laura Ortman

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