“It’s that sensation of awe-inspired tranquility that guides the music on this disc, one of distant horizons and airy, windswept melodies. The duo harness a palette of sounds that are refreshingly organic in this age of industrialization.” 4 STARS - Downbeat
Feb 2-6, 7-11 2024, Endless Field: GATHERING, Lithia, FL
all proceeds donated to the NATIONAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL (NRDC)
Photography by Christopher Georgia
ENDLESS FIELD: GATHERING
February 2-6, 2024
Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center
Streetman Dr, Lithia, FL 33547
$100 shuttle to/from Tampa airport provided
*Registration deadline is Nov 15, 2023
STAY We’ll be staying in Cedarkirk’s Pine Lodge. Individual rooms are available, but groups are encouraged to stay together. Basic towels and linens are provided.
EAT Dietary requests will be communicated with the chef at Cedarkirk after the registration process. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared for our group for the duration of our gathering.
PLAY PAs and basic sound gear/mics will be available, but musicians are expected to bring their own instruments as applicable.
WEAR We recommend bringing a bathing suit for a potential canoe trip and good walking shoes. Weather is typically gorgeous this time of year, but bring sunblock and comfortable clothing for outdoor activity. You may want to bring some warmer clothes for cooler evening temperatures at the bonfire.
EXPLORE Beyond our scheduled workshops, concerts and activities, you’ll have a bit of free time each day to walk, play and compose on the beautiful grounds. You’ll receive individual and group coaching throughout our time together and will also learn from your teammates as we all work toward developing our own musical skill and creative voice. We’re thrilled about these adventures ahead!
APPLY After receiving applications via our google form, 10-12 musicians will be selected for each session. We will welcome a wide range of experience levels and musical backgrounds. Submit your contact info and application for yourself or your band.
Endless Field (Biophilia Records) is an instrumental guitar and bass duo featuring guitarist Jesse Lewis and bassist Ike Sturm. They play original songs filled with intricate finger-style lines, improvisation and ambient textures. Drawing on inspiration from nature, the duo seeks to bring music to outdoor spaces, encouraging audiences to explore their own frontiers.
Endless Field has toured internationally in Europe, Scandinavia, and across the U.S., performing at Lincoln Center, the United Nations, and live on NPR's Echoes Radio. Volunteer activities have involved Riverkeeper sweeps, Habitat for Humanity, university residencies and river cleanup projects. They have collaborated with jazz luminaries such as Sara Caswell, Theo Bleckmann, Nadje Noordhuis, Ingrid Jensen and Donny McCaslin. Endless Field produces an annual benefit concert in New York City for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) called “LIVING EARTH”, which has featured world-class ensembles led by Catherine Russell, Dave Douglas, Camila Meza and Fabian Almazan.
Endless Field released ‘Alive in the Wilderness’ in the summer of 2020 on Biophilia Records. The album was recorded live in the Utah wilderness using a solar battery-powered mobile recording studio. National Geographic photographers and videographers documented their epic adventure and all album proceeds are being donated to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Their most recent adventure in summer of 2023 brought them to Denali National Park in the Alaskan wilderness to record an album created live on mountains and glaciers. They brought engineers to capture video and audio in these extreme regions of the planet, hiking all gear and instruments into the wild and rugged recording environments. Album coming 2024.
For booking inquiries, please contact: email@example.com
*ENDLESS FIELD is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of ENDLESS FIELD must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.