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Nancy Rumbel, Paul Winter Consort veteran and original member of Radiance, is an elegant, intuitive, lyrical improvisor on oboe, English horn, and ocarinas. For the past 15 years she has been performing with guitarist Eric Tingstad, whom she met at a music festival in the Pacific Northwest. Between them they have recorded 12 albums and 3 solo releases and have travelled all over the country delighting audiences in diverse and unusual venues.

 

Eugene Friesen, Grammy Award-winning Paul Winter Consort veteran and original member of Radiance, is a cello master. A prolific composer, he has created musical settings for the poetry of Rumi, Carl Sandburg, and Wendell Berry; numerous scores for documentary films; and three albums of original music. In 1992 he founded the acoustic jazz group Trio Globo with Howard Levy and Glen Velez, and he continues to perform both with stellar international talent as well as solo. As "Celloman," he uses masked characters, stories, comedy, and the recorded "songs" of humpbacked whales to inspire and educate musical audiences of all ages. Eugene is on the faculty of Berkelee College of Music in Boston and lives in Vermont with his wife and children.

 
   Cellist David Darling is another Paul Winter Consort veteran and original member of Radiance. He has produced five solo albums and performed with Bobby McFerrin, Spyro Gyra, the Consort, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai, collaborated on the musical scores for works by European film makers Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders. Darling is a classically trained cellist who served as orchestra conductor and faculty cellist at Western Kentucky University before joining the Consort in 1969. Since then he has dedicated himself to a solo performing and recording career, and to teaching music and improvisation. In 1986 he co-founded Music for People, a non-profit educational network that teaches and fosters improvisation and self-expression through workshops, trainings, and special events for thousands of people. For the past 10 years, Darling has also worked for Young Audiences Inc., a National Medal of the Arts award-winning organization dedicated to enriching children's lives by providing in-school programs in the form of classroom workshops, artists' residences and performance programs.