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Slant Ensemble, Las Raras, Ricardo Acevedo
August 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The event will include:
*New Music by Slant Ensemble (Austin, Tx)
Slant Ensemble players:
Alan Retamozo, composer/guitarist
Seetha Shivaswamy, flute
Jillian Kouzel, oboe
Nick Brown, clarinet
Christabel Lin, violin
Camille Schiess, violin
Ruben Balboa, viola
Damian García, piano
Taylor Turner, bass
Andy Beaudoin, drums
Slant Ensemble is a diverse collective of Austin musicians featuring new works by composer Alan Retamozo. Drawing from musical backgrounds including classical, jazz, bluegrass, and free improvisation, the ensemble explores new musical and expressive terrain through a dynamic interplay of improvisation, composed material, graphic notation, extended techniques, and conducted interaction. The pieces written for our August 16th concert address aspects of contemporary experience including: media oversaturation, political violence, consumerism, the power of personal bonds, and the struggle to continually claim one’s humanity.
* A live electronic music performance by Las Raras (Jeanelle Ramirez and Anamaria Morales): https://lasraras.myportfolio.com/ears-1
featuring visual work by artist Anamaria Morales (15 min)
Las Raras is a synesthetic experiment bringing together the intersecting frequencies of sound and light in space. Synthesized and found sounds oscillate between flux and stasis in a deep listening encounter. The visual movement flows in the form of a yantra to captivate and awaken a transcendent consciousness. Patterns of live visuals are mapped onto indeterminate rhythms, working toward a utopian expansion of the parameters of live performance.
*A short film with soundtrack by Ricardo Acevedo (Austin, TX)
TENDON (15 mins) a surreal Jungian journey of self exploration
Tendon is a video collage drawing from footage shot over the last 25 years in Austin and Arizona. Juxtaposing live motion footage with direct feedback, Tendon seeks to change the viewers point of perspective on the subject matter and assumptions of depth and story.
Ricardo Acevedo is a multi-disciplinary artist (visual artist, musician, writer) based in Austin, TX. He has studied, worked, and performed in the arts for over 40 years in Southern California, San Francisco and Arizona. Presently he is working on finishing up a new collection of prose entitled “Malo”, multiple recording projects, and new social political visual art that blurs beauty, drama and consciousness.
Tickets $5-$15 at the door