Oct
28
8:30pm 8:30pm

RIVER SONG QUINTET / DAVID BAKER / MIWA MATREYEK AT REDCAT

Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater

631 WEST 2ND STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

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As spellbinding as it is poignant, this double bill of multidisciplinary performance features a deeply resonant collaboration between L.A.’s River Song Quintet and Ohio poet David Baker, and a dreamlike multimedia work by artist Miwa Matreyek, who blends fantastical animation with live shadow play. River Song and Baker offers three iterations of music composed by guitarist Gregory Uhlmann in combination with lyric text by the poet: a semi-improvised interplay of guitar and spoken word; a six-movement art song setting of poems by Baker; and a reading of Scavenger Loop—Baker’s eco-poetic Midwestern elegy—with a score performed by the quintet. Matreyek’sThis World Made Itself, a signature solo piece that seamlessly merges projected kaleidoscopic vistas with intricate shadow theater enacted by the artist herself.

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Apr
10
to May 3

The Discord Altar - an Improvised Opera

Twelve Performances:

Friday, April 10, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.

OperaWorks' Arts for Social Awareness Project (ASAP) is a series of productions created to bring awareness to current social issues through live musical-dramatic productions in intimate theater spaces.  Our purpose for these productions is not to moralize, but rather to raise awareness on social issues beyond what we get from the media or political sources.  "The Discord Altar" is the first installment of this series, and will premier at the Secret Rose Theater in North Hollywood on April 10, 2015.

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