Work in Progress: Glorious Ravage by Lisa Mezzacappa
Bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa (ANW ’15, AIR ’06) and her ensemble present two evenings of site-specific improvisations and preview excerpts from her new work of music and film, Glorious Ravage. Mezzacappa describes the work as a “panoramic free jazz song cycle” inspired by the adventures and writings of lady explorers of the 19th century who trekked to the wildest parts of the earth to escape, to discover, and to lose themselves. Glorious Ravage premieres October 1 and 2 at Brava Theater Center, San Francisco, and as part of the Angel City Jazz Festival in Los Angeles. Glorious Ravage has been developed with support from Headlands Alumni New Works and the MAP Fund.
This event is offsite, and is co-presented with Friday Nights at the de Young Museum.
Friday, August 7 | 6:30PM
Fay Victor, voice; Kyle Bruckmann, oboe; Cory Wright, clarinet and saxophone; Darren Johnson, trumpet; John Finkbeiner, electric guitar; Tim Perkis, electronics; Jordan Glenn, drums/percussion; Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass and conduction. Film and video by Konrad Steiner and Alfonso Alvarez.
Friday, August 21 | 7PM
Hamon Observation Tower
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe; Cory Wright, clarinet and saxophone; Vinny Golia, flutes, clarinets, saxophones; Darren Johnson, trumpet; Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass and conduction