The Bread Houses Network, in collaboration with the international organization MIMA Music, also started by a fellow Princeton University graduate of Dr. Nadezhda Savova, and specializing in music improvisation for underserved communities and schools, developed a method of community-building through music played on kitchen instruments called “KITCHEN MUSIC”. The first event with this method took place at MIMA Studio Brooklyn in February 2012.
People of all ages come together to make bread from scratch around candle-lit tables, learning about bread’s different elements as symbols in various cultures and as metaphors for human relationships, and exploring the sounds of bread-making, from the water touching the flour to the kneading and the rolling of the dough. While baking the bread, we all relive the birth of samba in Brazil as all join playing kitchen utensils, improvising rhythms with our own plates, pots and graters as the aroma of hot bread infuses the space and inspires us. The event culminates when we break hot bread together and share it with one another while continuing to play on the same instruments we used to make the bread. It is a multi-sensorial journey involving all senses and various forms of creativity!
Also see the Kitchen Music event at the Princeton YMCA, February 2012
If you would like us to help you organize such an event with you, feel free to contact us!