The 2018 Artist in Residence project will explore the connection between music, sound, mathematics, and art. Korean-American artist Sheltered Turtle is partnering with the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Applied Math Department to develop and interpret a percussive instrumental guitar composition, in turn collaborating with the the sound and media arts students of the Kansas City Art Institute.
View past AIR project videos at folk.org/AIRprogram.
Sheltered Turtle is a percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitar solo act following in the footsteps of Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Don Ross, and Preston Reed. Born on a US military base in the Republic of Korea, raised in San Francisco, Germany, Maryland, and Philadelphia and currently based in Washington DC, musician and autodidact Henry Nam (AKA Sheltered Turtle) is the product of an international, multicultural upbringing that manifests not only in his diverse musical styling but also in his attitudes about the role of the arts as a universal language able to help people of all backgrounds build meaningful connection and communicate constructively.
The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance.
DATE: February 14-18, 2018