Abraham Gomez-Delgado & Action Theory

Abraham Gomez-Delgado is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Bandleader Abraham Gomez-Delgado, of Peruvian descent, left his native Puerto Rico as a child and relocated to the US. He leads the experimental Latin music group Zemog el Gallo Bueno as well as co-leads the avant-latin jazz big band Positive Catastrophe and has a Performance Art group under the name Eje. Currently he teaches Sound Art and production at Bloomfield College in New Jersey and is composing a Plena suite entitled Debrujo, Debrooho, debrewjo. Recently he was awarded the New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation (2010). Abraham has been awarded a Meet The Composer MetLife Grant (2010) and the USArtists International Award, National Endowment for the Arts grant (2010). Action Theory is a collective of the performers Taylor Ho-Bynum, Rachel Bernsen, Abraham Gomez-Delgado and Melanie Maar. These musicians and dancers are investigating principles of roles, crafts, pleasure, story, risk and meaning in performance. They practice spontaneous action as a way to experience and share composition and choreography live.