Friday, October 2, 2015, 8:00 pm

Lisa Mezzacappa’s Glorious Ravage

a panoramic song cycle for improvisers


2781 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

New film, video and animation by Alfonso Alvarez  / Janis Crystal Lipzin / Kathleen Quillian / Konrad Steiner
Admission: $20 general/$15 Cinematheque members
Advance tickets available here.
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(Note: Cinematheque members must purchase discount tickets in advance and use our member promo code. Cinematheque members please send email for this code.)

Bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa, “one of the most imaginative figures on the Bay Area creative jazz scene” (San Jose Mercury News), presents the world premiere of her expansive new work Glorious Ravage, a multi-media song cycle for a large ensemble of virtuoso California improvisers with new films by four Bay Area experimental film and video artists. Glorious Ravage is inspired by the adventures and writings of Victorian lady explorers, who trekked to the wildest parts of the earth, to escape, to discover, and to lose themselves.

Fay Victor, voice
Dina Maccabee, viola
Nicole M. Mitchell, flute
Vinny Golia, winds
Cory Wright, clarinet and saxophone
Kyle Bruckmann, oboes
Darren Johnston, trumpet
Michael Dessen, trombone
Myra Melford, piano
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Dresser, bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums
Kjell Nordeson, vibraphone & percussion
Tim Perkis, live electronics

Complete information available at: www.gloriousravage.com

This event is co-produced by Lisa Mezzacappa and Brava! For Women and the Arts. Supported by the MAP Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, the de Young Museum and Headlands Center for the Arts.  Switchboard Music Festival, Other Minds, the Center for New Music and ROVA:Arts are promotional partners.


image by Myles Boisen