Glorious Ravage at Roulette – THURS OCT 12 2017

with bassist/composer Lisa Mezzacappa and guitarist John Finkbeiner after our rehearsal yesterday for today’s show. #selfie

Dear Friends…tonight is the night. So proud of Lisa and all the great work she has done to put on this massive work. We had a great ‘skeletal’ rehearsal and I’m excited to be part of this great configuration later today. I do hope you’ll come by for this ultra-special event which was also a NYT top 10 things to do in NYC NOW!

San Francisco composer + bassist Lisa Mezzacappa presents Glorious Ravage, an immersive evening-length song cycle for a large ensemble of California improvisers with films commissioned from Bay Area experimental filmmakers. Glorious Ravage features original compositions by Mezzacappa, and takes as its inspiration the writings of female adventurers near the turn of the 20th century, who trekked to the wildest parts of the earth to discover, escape, and lose themselves.

www.gloriousravage.com www.lisamezzacappa.com
www.roulette.org

Would be great to see you there!

-fay

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