"Now is the Time:" Individual Viewing
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"Now is the Time" Created & Performed By: Julie Johnson, Composer/Flutist & Tamara Ober, Dancer/Film Designer

"Now is the Time" was originally created as a live performance piece integrating music, dance and film. It has been consolidated into this film work and offers a beautiful and uplifting journey through the four seasons. Images from all over the state of Minnesota offer a sense of travel through space and time. The piece also reflects the seasons of the human heart and human nature: the way we change and grow, and how our feelings and reactions both reflect and are reflected in the cycles of nature.

Promo video: https://vimeo.com/442432111/d042814951

Upon purchase, you can download a PDF that contains a Vimeo link and password to the show.

Photo by Bob Stacke

Yellow dress in field dance video captured by D.J. Mendel

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"Now is the Time:" Watch With a Group/Multiple Views
  • "Now is the Time:" Watch With a Group/Multiple Views
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"Now is the Time" Created & Performed By: Julie Johnson, Composer/Flutist & Tamara Ober, Dancer/Film Designer

"Now is the Time" was originally created as a live performance piece integrating music, dance and film. It has been consolidated into this film work and offers a beautiful and uplifting journey through the four seasons. Images from all over the state of Minnesota offer a sense of travel through space and time. The piece also reflects the seasons of the human heart and human nature: the way we change and grow, and how our feelings and reactions both reflect and are reflected in the cycles of nature.

We’ve created a version of the show specifically designed for those who are interested in viewing it multiple times or with a larger group. This version contains a personalized video introduction by both artists. To purchase this version, contact Julie here: https://julieflute.net/contact

Promo video: https://vimeo.com/442432111/d042814951

Photo by Bob Stacke

Yellow dress in field dance video captured by D.J. Mendel

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The Banks of The Little Auplaine

Julie Johnson & The No-Accounts

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The original songs and versions of traditional Upper Midwestern tunes on "The Banks of the Little Auplaine" (written or arranged primarily by Julie Johnson, but developed by the band) straddle a line between song and composition, popular and chamber music. Influenced by many artists, including Gillian Welch, Astor Piazzolla, Patty Griffin, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bela Bartok, and Robert Johnson, the band has struggled to define the music they make. Thomas Mann in "The Magic Mountain" comes the closest, in his description of those pieces that “fell between the two categories” of “the lofty and conscious creation of individual artists” and “simple folk songs … in that they were products of an intellectual art, and at the same time sprang from all that was profoundest and most reverent in the feeling and genius of a people—artificial folk-songs, one might call them, if the word artificial need not be taken to cast a slur on the genuineness of their inspiration."

While the band started out playing the Delta blues tunes and traditional Southern standards that drew them to roots music—artists like Leadbelly, Howlin’ Wolf, and Skip James—here they focus on soulful music from the Upper Midwest. They hope to be a part of finding and interpreting their own region’s melodic, rhythmic, and thematic folk tradition and history.

Julie Johnson, Flute & Bass Flute; Doug Otto, Vocals & Guitar; Drew Druckrey, Vocals, Mandolin, & Resonator Guitar

Guest Artists: Rena Kraut, Clarinet & Bass Clarinet and Jacqueline Ultan, Cello

Cover art: "The Banks of The Little Auplaine" by T.J. Malaske

Liner notes by Cheri Johnson

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matthew Zimmerman, Wild Sound Recording Studio, Minneapolis, MN

Dedicated to Delbert Friesner

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Arrest

Julie Johnson Flutist & Composer

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An album of art music based on folk and street music. You'll find an ecclectic mix of influences--classical, jazz, blues, tango-- on this gorgeously orchestrated, lyrical yet funky album that features composers as varied as Leadbelly and Astor Piazzolla.

Julie Johnson, Flute; Jason Alfred, Piano; Jeff Lambert, Guitar; Jacqueline Ultan, Cello; Doug Otto, Vocals/Guitar; Drew Druckrey, Resonator Guitar; Patrick Harison McPeck, Accordion; Brian Roessler, Bass

Cover Art: "The Arrest" by Steve McClure

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matthew Zimmerman, Wild Sound Recording Studio, Minneapolis, MN

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Root Aspect

J2J

Root Aspect is a four movement piece composed by cello/flute duo Jacqueline Ultan and Julie Johnson (J2J). Using modern extended techniques, effects pedals, and looping, the duo creates a dynamic and ethereal soundscape exploring each of the four natural elements: Air, Fire, Water, Earth. Available for purchase at: https://j2jmusic.com/download-music/

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