Date(s) - 10/01/2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brava Theater Center
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$20 General | $15 Students
Thursday October 1 & Friday October 2, 2015
An evening-length song cycle for 15 musicians with new film, video and animation by Alfonso Alvarez, Janis Crystal Lipzin, Kathleen Quillian, and Konrad Steiner.
Bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa, “one of the most imaginative figures on the Bay Area creative jazz scene” (San Jose Mercury News), presents the world premiere of her expansive new work Glorious Ravage, a multi-media song cycle for a large ensemble of virtuoso California improvisers with new films by four Bay Area experimental film and video artists. Glorious Ravage is inspired by the adventures and writings of Victorian lady explorers, who trekked to the wildest parts of the earth, to escape, to discover, and to lose themselves.
- Fay Victor — voice
- Dina Maccabee — viola
- Nicole Mitchell — flute
- Vinny Golia — winds
- Cory Wright — clarinet, saxophone
- Kyle Bruckmann — oboes
- Darren Johnston — trumpet
- Michael Dessen — trombone
- Myra Melford — piano
- John Finkbeiner — guitar
- Mark Dresser — bass
- Lisa Mezzacappa — bass
- Jordan Glenn — drums
- Kjell Nordeson — vibraphone, percussion
- Tim Perkis — live electronics
Co-produced by Lisa Mezzacappa and Brava! For Women and the Arts. Sf Cinematheque is a presenting partner. Supported by the MAP Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, the de Young Museum and Headlands Center for the Arts. Switchboard Music, Other Minds, the Center for New Music, the SF Electronic Music Festival and Rova:Arts are promotional partners.
Lisa Mezzacappa is a bassist, composer, and music curator and producer. An active collaborator in the San Francisco Bay Area music community for more than a dozen years, her music spans avant-garde jazz to ethereal chamber music, scores for experimental film and immersive sound installations. Mezzacappa was voted “Rising Star” bassist in the Downbeat 2013 and 2014 critics polls, and leads her own groups Bait & Switch, Nightshade, the Lisa Mezzacappa Trio, Eartheaters, and the Interlopers, and co-leads the ensembles duo B., Cylinder, Bodaboda, LMNOP, and Les Gwan Jupons. She has released her music on the Clean Feed, NoBusiness, Leo, NotTwo, Evander and Edgetone record labels, and has recorded as a sideperson for the Tzadik, Kadima and Porto Franco labels. Her own label, Queen Bee Records, was launched in 2013 to disseminate the work of her West Coast creative musician peers. Lisa organizes concerts for jazz and experimental music in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and collaborates frequently on cross-disciplinary projects in sound installation, experimental film, and visual art.