Dear music and arts lover,
The Vision/RUCMA Series continues this weekend!
Performances take place on Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30 pm and on Sunday at 4:00 pm (with any exception noted on the schedule, like this coming Sunday), until the end of May. Please note that this week, there won’t be any shows or jam on Saturday night, due to the Living Theatre productions.
So come to support our effort and enjoy creative music at the Living Theatre, which has agreed to host this series until Rise Up Creative Music and Arts can procure a venue of its own.
You’ll find more information about RUCMA on http://www.visionfestival.org
PROGRAM SCHEDULE for this weekend (FRI / SAT / SUN):
Friday, May 16th @ 10:30 PM
Billy Bang Quintet
Billy Bang - violin
Henry Warner - reeds
Andrew Bemkey - clarinet
Todd Nicholson - bass
Newman Taylor Baker - drums
Billy Bang studied with Leroy Jenkins in the early ‘70s and then became active in the New York loft scene, playing with such notables as Sam Rivers and David Murray. Formed String Trio of New York with James Emery on electric guitar and John Lindberg on bass. He then played with Ronald Shannon Jackson’s Decoding Society and free-jazz group Material alongside Bill Laswell and Sonny Sharrock. He also had productive associations with Sun Ra, Don Cherry, Marilyn Crispell and James Blood Ulmer. His most recent project is the Vietnam: Aftermath Band, with which he most recently collaborated with the Garth Fagen Dance Company.
Saturday, May 17th @ 10:30 PM
TimeSpace 3 (to the 3rd power!)
Albey Balgochian – bass
Shoshke-Rayzl – electric guitar w/ effects
Saco Yasuma – saxophone
Art Soundscape performance of new original abstract material. Video projections by AbopTV.
Is it ironic or is it not ironic that all three members of this trio bring backgrounds (that‚s deep deep in the background here) rooted in not only improvisational freely creative music, but also funk, reggae, various forms of blues and world beat? A subtlety tuned ear can discern these sources. And yet, at the heart is pure art --- Albey Balgochian has performed with Cecil Taylor; Saco Yasuma with Roy Campbell, and Shoshke-Rayzl studied with Bill Dixon, to name just a few. Mostly, they are all proud to bring these interludes into Time and Space with Sound to the Vision / RUCMA Series, a long awaited alternative scene for The Music.
Sunday, May 18th @ 4:00 PM
Dance & Music Collaboration afternoon
4 PM: "FireFly"
Ophra Wolf – dance
Lorenzo Sanguedolce – tenor saxophone
Adam Lane – bass
Todd Capp – drums
"Figures materialize in the light of your eyes: they are galloping through time and space, hurtling themselves into the moment. Weaving in and out of one another they give volume and texture to the ocean of vibration that carries them. The music that moves your body is the encounter of these four intergalactic travelers on parallel journeys."
4:30 PM: “Heloise under the rain”
Sonia Portugal: choreographer/dancer
Musician to be announced
Heloise is a woman figure of the middle age (1101-1162). She was a scholar of Latin, Greek and Hebrew; a humanist; and a poet. As many intellectual women of her time she decided to join a French Catholic convent to be able to study humanities and write poetry.
Sonia Portugal originally from Peru has collaborated with many choreographers including Earl Mosley and Felix Ruckert, as well as performed in theater companies such as La Lila Theater and LaMicro Theater Co. Sonia is dedicated to exploring social issues in her dance work, where voice and movement are her main instruments of expression. Some of her work was shown at The American Dance Guild Festival, dance and jazz Vision Collaboration Nights 2006. In addition she performed and served as a curator at “Sprung 2007” at The Puffin Room. Sonia was recently invited to join LaMicro Theater with whom she performed last November. She is currently pursuing her MSW at NYU and working as a dance teacher in the public schools. She is pleased to collaborate once again with the Vision/RUCMA.
5:00 PM: Julia Wilkins & Timothy Fain
Julia Wilkins – dance
Timothy Fain – classical violin