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Lauren Crump + Michael Gam

Spiral Music

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

About the Performers


Lauren Crump is a percussionist and arts educator living in New York City. She holds a BA in music from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. A multifaceted percussionist, Crump has performed in off-Broadway musicals and with symphony orchestras at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as well as with jazz and hip hop artists . She is currently studying tabla with the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla and runs an arts education program for small children.

Michael Gam is a sought after upright and electric bassist/composer living in New York. As a versatile musician skilled in many styles of music, Gam has performed with cutting edge jazz musicians like Ambrose Akinmusire and Tigran Hamasyan, top classical virtuoso Hillary Hahn, and Carnatic master percussionists Subash Chandran and Ganesh Kumar. Gam has also been studying Indian classical music since 2010 and is a budding sarod performer of the Maihar gharana.