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Ghost Ensemble core members left to right:
Joshua Morris, Damon Loren Baker, Ben Richter, Somna M Bulist Sky Maclay, Martha Cargo, Hannah Levinson
photo by Anthony Goldston-Morris

Highlights 2013-2014

Ghost Ensemble performed for Pauline Oliveros' 
Anthology of Text Scores book release event.

Presented by the Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music (CT-SWAM) Series at EYEBEAM, NYC on NOVEMBER 1, 2013.
... and you don't have to be a musician to perform the scores.

Ghost Ensemble's inaugural concert took place on March 23, 2013 at the
Transient Series II.4 
presented at Willow Place Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY.

Part 2:
Somna M Bulist - I Lay My Heart Open To The Benign Indifference Of The Universe (2012)
Joshua Morris - Duet for Doublebass and Doublebassist (2012)
Ben Richter - Healing Ghost (2012)

Feeding Goats Ensemble
somna m bulist, claire de brunner, michael hafftka, johnny reinhard, joshua morris

vaudeville park, brooklyn, ny
december 2, 2012 first performance of I Lay My Hearth Open To The Benign Indifference Of The Universe for bowed harp

..looking for the videos clips I know they are here somewhere..

2010 An Evening of New Music by Ben Richter and Somna M. Bulist

The Gershwin Hotel performance series, hosted by Neke Carson and Michael Wiener, presented a concert of new music on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm, featuring compositions by Ben Richter and Somna M. Bulist, including several world premieres and recent works for harp, accordion, and chamber ensemble.

Ben designed a beautiful program so here it is, in case you didn't get one at the concert..

alt : Concert Program for June 12, 2010

link to An Evening of New Music by Ben Richter and Somna M Bulist on youtube

"Oror" somna m bulist, harp

2006 Wrequiem by Armen Ra

La Mama, NYC, on January 23rd at 8:00 pm

photos by Adrian Buckmaster

2005 New York Harp Consortium Concert at the Gershwin Hotel

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2005

presented by Neke Carson in association with Michael Wiener Live in the Living Room at the Gershwin Hotel

Hoping to shed their angel wings (or maybe just wear them in defiance?) three harpists- Somna Bulist, Shelley Burgon, and Mia Theodoratus- have joined forces to bring an evening of outsider music to NYC audiences. The night will be at the acclaimed Gershwin Hotel performance series on Tuesday, May 3rd at 8pm. All three harpists play the harp in nontraditional venues, performance, and mediums.

Somna is a veteran of three Fringe Festivals-FAERYE Invocations, 1998 in Philadelphia, 44 Minutes on the Flatline-A Cry for the Millennium, 1999 NYC, and Valentine Stigmata 2001 Philadelphia. Her original compositions can be heard all over NYC is such unlikely places as Webster Hall (Zenwarp's The Lord of The Rings Two Tower Ball), CBGB's, and a New York Vampyre Society. She has BFA from Pratt Institute and has studied with the legendary Lucile Lawrence.

Shelley plays free improvised jazz in venues all over NYC like Tonic, Barbes and the Bowery Poetry Club. Her most noted group is a duo with Trevor Dunn. She has also played with Fred Frith, Brett Larner (koto) and Butch Morris. Shelley received her MFA from Mills College.

Mia is an awarding winning classical harpist having placed second at the American Harp Society Competition. She is accomplished in a range of musical styles, playing rock with a 20-piece band the Ambitious Orchestra, a Celtic/Raga based duo DreamTal with Nick Smith (Swirl on Ni records, 2005 Compilation on Hey Day Records, and Joy For the Climb on NM records 2005), free jazz with Hanuman Group (Rent Control Records), and strolling as the angry angel. Notable past performances include The Oedipus Plays with Michael Kahn, Avery Brooks, Baikida Carol, Arcadia! The Art Maker Tarot with Chi Chi Valenti/Jackie Factory, Scottie the Blue Bunny at Carnegie Hall, and Catherine Sullivan's The Ice Floes of Franz Joeseph Land. Festivals include the Visions, Azalea Cape Fear, NC, World Turning and JVC Jazz. She has a BFA from UT Austin, TX and a MFA from CALARTS in harp performance.

The program will contain premieres of Somna's FolkArt Songs and Spirituals, a work for harp and computer by Shelley and a planned improvisation by Mia with Butoh dancer Katherine Adamenko.

photos of Mia and Somna by Christopher D. Moore

2004 Musical Tribute to Ancient Egypt by Jezibell

Presented by Neke Carson in association with Michael Wiener Live in the Living Room at the Gershwin Hotel

Jezibell, Dumbek, vocals, dance
Somna M. Bulist, Harp, vocals
Kai Mera, Flute, vocals

Introduction by Jezibell:

All songs written by Jezibell, except Mighty One and the Osiris Suite melodies by Somna M. Bulist. Harp and flute instruments were developed by Somna and Kai Mera. Unfortunately we don't know exactly how ancient Egyptian music sounded, but instruments included the harp, flute and drum as well as the rattling percussion instrument known as the sistrum. Probably best classified in the world/folk vein, this body of material was inspired by respect for the ancient culture and influenced by modern Arabic music.

Jezibell is a writer, singer, drummer, actress and bellydancer who has performed in a variety of venues and productions throughout the New York metro area, including Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, the Knitting Factory, and the Renaissance Festival. She wrote, directed, choreographed, and performed in Inanna, Journey of Darkness and Light, a Pagan musical theatre production, and recently appeared in Ankhst at the 2005 Fringe Festival.