River Song Quintet / David Baker / Miwa Matreyek

River Song Quintet / David Baker / Miwa Matreyek

“Beautiful, engaging, patient and exquisitely quiet … a comforting sound cocoon” LA Weekly, about River Song Quintet

“Miwa Matreyek’s innovative combination of projected animation and performance creates worlds of visual wonder.” – LA Record

WATCH an excerpt from This World Made Itself.

As spellbinding as it is poignant, this double bill of multidisciplinary performance features a deeply resonant collaboration between L.A.’s River Song Quintet and Ohio poet David Baker, and a dreamlike multimedia work by artist Miwa Matreyek, who blends fantastical animation with live shadow play. River Song and Baker offer three iterations of music composed by guitarist Gregory Uhlmann in combination with lyric text by the poet: a semi-improvised interplay of guitar and spoken word; a six-movement art song setting of poems by Baker; and a reading of Scavenger Loop—Baker’s eco-poetic Midwestern elegy—with a score performed by the quintet. Matreyek’s This World Made Itself, is a signature solo piece that seamlessly merges projected kaleidoscopic vistas with intricate shadow theater enacted by the artist herself.

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FRI 10/28
8:30 pm
$25 $20 $12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff