A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
Time: October 10, 2017 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Street: 933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://performancepractice.la…
Event Country: usa
Organized By: Los Angeles Performance Practice
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2017
“The quintessential modern composer.” —London Independent
Austin-based composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds—celebrated for wide-ranging credits that include film scores for Richard Linklater and collaborations with Jack Black and DJ Spooky — leads a rousing experimental chamber opera that pays tribute to a revolutionary and legendary figure. Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance explores the life and legacy of Pancho Villa, and sonically traverses both Mexican and American perspectives to reveal intersections and conflicts to create a borderless dialogue about the shared histories of Mexico and the United States. Featuring hybrid compositional and production techniques and an extensive sound palette, Pancho Villa is a transnational collaboration that brings together Mexico City theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol as librettists, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, Austin Lyric Opera tenor Paul Sanchez, mezzo-soprano Liz Cass, Grammy Award winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada, and backed by a stellar chamber ensemble with remixes by famed Monterrey DJ Toy Selectah.
Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa as part of The Marfa Triptych, a genre-hopping trilogy of visionary musical performances by Graham Reynolds.
Co-presented by the Skirball Cultural Center as part of our LAX/MEX 2017 exchange.
Tuesday, Oct 10, 8:30pm
Presented as a part of the 2017 Los Angeles Exchange [LAX] Festival