thoth

thoth

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One of the most unique artists on the planet (think Yma Sumac meets Nicolo Paganini meets a gladiator), Thoth vocalizes in a four octave range in a language and about a mythological world of his own creation while accompanying himself with violin, foot drum & percussion, and tribal dance.

Biography

In 2001, award winning director Sarah Kernochan made a documentary about Thoth's life and work, which won the 2002 Academy Award for Documentary on a Short Subject.
Thoth was born and raised in New York. He comes from a musical and medical family. He began studying the violin at age 8 and has been writing music and stories about his mythological world -- Festad -- all his life. In addition, he has taken classes in modern and jazz dance.
For eight years, he has been prayforming excerpts from his solopera, "THE HERMA: The Life and Land of Nular-in," (based on legends from his mythological world Festad) daily at the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace in New York City's Central Park.
He has also prayformed excerpts from his solopera, in France, Portugal, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Netherlands, Los Angeles... And in the Bay Area, where he developed his work, for the AfroSolo '99 Theater Festival, Z Space, Venue_9, Sweetwater, Freight & Salvage, Hotel Utah, Paradise Lounge. He has appeared on "The View," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and recently on "America's Got Talent."
In September 2006, Thoth released his eighth CD with multi-instrumentalist, Rhan Wilson, called "Space Gypsies."

Discography

THOTH '95
aghora
Maiden Flight
Tone Poems Of The Festad
THE HERMA: The Life And Land Of Nular-in, Act I
THE HERMA: The Life And Land Of Nular-in, Act II
THE HERMA: The Life And Land Of Nular-in, Act III
Space Gypsies

Set List

Anya
Nular-in
Festad
Caguma
Tobi
Hu Tu
Anya-do

A typical set is a little over an hour with short introductory stories of the scenes, although in an evening I am capable of doing an entire act for three hours with one intermission.