Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra (10:00 PM)

Matana Roberts (9:00 PM)

Wed, February 8, 2012

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Facebook comments:

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
The trio of GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR's Efrim, Theirry and Sophie have joined forces with a string section (featuring members of black ox orkestar, esmerine, re: etc) Melding sound-loops with dense layers of cello & violin, blending and differentiating over a backdrop of ragged repeating guitar and sociopolitical lyrics. All flawlessly arranged. Montreal. Constellation Records.
Matana Roberts - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Matana Roberts
Chicago born, NYC based Matana (mah-tah-Nah) Roberts is an alto saxophonist/composer/performer who works in various mediums of improvised sound and performance, A Vanlier and Brecht Forum fellow, as well as a 2008 and 2009 nominee for an Alpert Award in the Arts, she has appeared as a collaborator on recordings and performances worldwide with her own ensembles as well as with a variety of collaborative ensembles - such groups as Sticks and Stones, Burnt Sugar, Exploding Star Orchestra, the Oliver Lake Big Band, the Julius Hemphill Sextet, Myra Melford's Happy Whistlings, Jayne Cortez's Fire Spitters, Merce Cunningham Dance, and Savion Glover Dance. In 2008, the success of her leader debut, *The Chicago Project* (Central Control International), led critics to call Roberts "one to watch" (Kevin Legencre, *Jazzwise*) and "an eloquent, dramatic, tone warping free jazz artist right out of Ayler's anti bop tradition." (John Fordham, *London Guardian*) She has also recorded as a side woman on recordings with a large smattering of influential post rock ensembles such as Godspeed You Black Emperor, TV on the Radio, Savath and Savalas, and Thee Silver Mount Zion. ----- “Ms. Roberts isn’t just mildly curious to expand her medium: She seems driven to do it.” NY Times “Matana is definitely nondescriptive. She’s not a lady, she’s not a man; she’s just a being…” Jazz Times “Roberts is a deep traditionalist who looks beyond the rigid distinctions and definitions of musical style” Chicago Defender “…alto saxophonist and clarinetist Matana Roberts –add this name to the frustratingly short list of excellent, female reed players…” All About Jazz “…Roberts is a fluid, elegant player who rejects the star soloist approach of many a saxophonist….” BBC Jazz “The sound of Matana Roberts’ alto sax spans jazz her-story, from its roots in New Orleans, through the swinging ‘30s-40s, to the New Thing.” All About Jazz.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change