7:30pm Doors / 8pm Sound
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Tickets $15 (discounted or free for members)
Composer, vocalist, multi-instrumental electronic musician, and multimedia artist Christina Wheeler’s sonic explorations include forays in a myriad of styles and forms. She blends an amalgam of improvised electronic music from an array of sources: processed vocals, vocal loops, hand-triggered sampler, theremin, Q-chord, autoharp, and electric mbira.
For this evening’s concert, she will perform Tres Es un Número Mágico: Kaleidoscopic Triptychs, a three-part, solo composition in audience-generated, chance order and direction, for voice, electric mbira, electric autoharp, Q-Chord, delay loops, and electronic effects processing.
A Los Angeles native, Wheeler is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and Manhattan School of Music. She has performed and recorded internationally with many artists, including John Cale, Talvin Singh, Marc Ribot, Chris Whitley, Zeena Parkins, John Carter, Fred Hopkins, and Andrea Parkins. Wheeler was a featured artist with David Byrne: the band toured internationally and performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, and on PBS’s Sessions at West 54th Street. Wheeler performed at Central Park Summerstage's Joni’s Jazz concert, featuring the music of Joni Mitchell, with Chaka Khan, PM Dawn, Ravi Coltrane, and Vernon Reid.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rodolfo Córdova is a vocalist, composer, and improviser. They possess a BMus in Composition from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and a MA in Composition from Mills College in Oakland, California. Their music has been described as "slow-boiling, apparently timeless" with "an odd momentum of its own" (The Washington Post). Their work fuses diverse influences with electronic media, chance operations, gradual processes, noise, improvisation, extended vocal and timbral techniques of composition. Córdova also explores intersections with literature and visual arts and engages with issues of colonialism, gender, geopolitics and migration. As a touring vocalist and improviser with The Art Ensemble of Chicago, they have performed nationally and internationally in Washington D.C.; Chicago, Illinois; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Paris, France. They're also an active member of the improvising bands Monopiece and Temoleh, with whom they have toured in the United States and Mexico. Other collaborators include Dirt and Copper, Kris Force, Theresa Wong, Nicole Mitchell, Timothy Russell and GeraldCaselDance.