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June 16, 2017Endless Field release around the corner!Close your eyes and picture an “endless field” – what comes to mind might be a placid landscape...grass stretching out as far as the eye can see, swaying gently in the wind.

Now look up, and another endless field looms overhead – the vast expanse of space, the night sky offering a glimpse of its infinite majesty. Think in less literal terms, and the phrase might suggest the never-ending pursuit of the musician or artist – a field of study that can last a lifetime and beyond.

All of those meanings tumble together on the uncategorizable, cinematically beautiful self-titled debut album from Endless Field (out June 23 from Biophilia Records), the duo of longtime collaborators Jesse Lewis and Ike Sturm. Both intimate and expansive, boundless and introspective, the album captures the genre-vaulting imagination and the deftly entwined vision of these two artists and their special guests, drawn from some of the most forward-looking voices in modern music.
May 9, 2017"Alcanza" available for pre-order on iTunes!Alcanza, a nine movement suite written for Rhizome (voice, guitar, strings, piano, bass, drums and electronics). The music provides a view of the world as seen through the eyes of a stranger; dealing with the process of searching for our own path and the ways in which we react to those unexpected, confounding life events that ultimately shape who we are. Alcanza aims to reflect the beauty, frustrations and paradoxes of life, reminding us of the importance of always reaching for everything in life that brings us joy and love.
Alcanza (the Spanish word for “reach”) has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2014 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
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March 23, 2017The BIOPHOLIO™ meets the world! Lara Bello's SIKAMELARA BELLO'S SIKAME. The BIOPHOLIO™click here to read more...
January 28, 2017beautiful sneak peek into Lara Bello's next album, SikamePersonnel: Lara Bello, voice, percussion/ Lionel Loueke, guitar, voice/ Romero Lubambo, guitar/ Gil Goldstein- accordion, percussion/ Rajiv Jayaweera, percussion/ Samuel Torres, percussion.

Original composition by Lionel Loueke with new lyrics by Lara Bello.
This is the title track of the Album, Sikame means “Inside The Gold” in Fon language.

Corto animado "SIKAME, El alma de oro" de El Buen Árbol animation studio para la cantante y compositora Lara Bello. Adelanto de su nuevo álbum "SIKAME" que presentará en 2017.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CgmZ69UP5s
January 19, 2017Fabian Almazan participates in anti-fascism concertFacing a catastrophic regime change, on January 19th outstanding jazz musicians will gather together at The Symphony Space in NYC for a rare concert to say: “NO! In the name of humanity, we stand against a fascist America.” An extraordinary evening of artistic passion, urgent commitment, hosted by five time Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill, this live streamed concert takes place the night before the scheduled inauguration –with protests growing in Washington DC and around the country.http://symphonyspace.org/home
January 12, 2017Biophilia Records participates in an environmental justice panel hosted by the NRDC during WinterJazz Fest 2017 in NYCBiophilia Records founder Fabian Almazan participates in a panel discussion dealing with environmental justice and the music industry during the 2017 WInterJazz Fest in New York CIty, hosted by the NRDC.
December 14, 2016Biophilia Records featured on the Village Voice"I felt I had to do this from just a moral perspective," Fabian Almazan, the founder of Biophilia, tells the Voice. "The financial risk is worth it. I find it rewarding and grounding."

— Almazan founded his slowly in 2011 and will ramp it up in 2017 — but 2016 was a banner year for a couple.
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November 12, 2016Biophilia Artists volunteer with NYC Trees!We're very proud of our biophilians Ike Sturm, Lara Bello and Kyle Saulnier. These three generous and talented musicians volunteered their time to assist the wonderful organization, Trees NY to cultivate the soil, un-compacted the mulch in the tree beds, cleared out the trash, and planted bulbs.
November 5, 2016new video from the Awakening Orchestra! - "atticus"Album release is December 6th!
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September 30, 2016Rhizome joins forces with InspireCorps at P.S. 81 in Brooklyn, NYFabian Almazan and his Rhizome ensemble came to PS81 on Friday, September 30th

They listened, squirmy but attentive to the jazz ensemble in front of them... :)

It was a beautiful performance for a group of young eager students with many questions. Thank you to Inspire Corps and Chamber Music America for making this possible!
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September 11, 2016Volunteering with Trees New YorkWe had a great time alongside some of our favorite people (who happen to be Biophilians) Jessie Wu, Melvis Santa and Bryan Copeland volunteering with Trees New York this weekend!
Tomorrow, Tuesday night, father Aardvark and us Aardvarks will be performing at Shapeshifter. I LOVE this band. Hope to see you there!
August 2, 2016Biophilia artists teaching about the water cycle with the BioBus!We're so proud and inspired by current and future Biophilia Records artists Bryan Copeland , Andrea Wood and Melvis Santa ... Here are some beautiful pictures (courtesy of Jessie Wu ) from them at the BioBus base (wonderful organization- check them out at http://www.biobus.org/) where they helped a group of young girls learn about the water cycle through the use of music.
When we started this label a couple of years ago, we wanted it to be a home for musicians who not only create meaningful, imaginative music, but also care deeply about the environment. I feel so unbelievably fortunate to have met and heard all of these wonderful human beings and musicians. Hope you all have a great weekend!
July 23, 2016Volunteering with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.Today, Biophilia Records artists and friends got together once again for another fulfilling and fun day of volunteering with New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

When I started this label a couple of years ago, I wanted it to be a home for musicians who not only create meaningful, imaginative music, but also care deeply about the environment. I feel so unbelievably fortunate to have met and heard all of these wonderful human beings and musicians. Hope you all have a great weekend!
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May 7, 20165th Annual RiverKeeper SweepToday, for the first time, a couple of us Biophilia Artists got together and volunteered to participate in the 5th annual RiverKeeper Sweep, in collaboration with the Manhattan Wetlands and Wildlife Association and Conservancy North. We had a great time cleaning Inwood's North Cove on the Harlem River. I was joined by three Biophilia artists with incredibly unique voices, Jesse Lewis, Bryan Copeland and Desmond White. We had a great time and will be getting together again in the near future!

- Fabian Almazan
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