Please join us to celebrate the release of the new album by Apositsia Orchestra - "Spaceship Earth" on Don Giovanni Records. A 13 person improvisational orchestra featuring Famoudou Don Moye, Baba Sissoko, Peter Stampfel, Henry Kaiser, Dok Gregory and more.
This will be an evening of live performances from projects by orchestra members Peter Stampfel (Atomic Meta Pagans/Holy Modal Rounders/The Fugs)and Dok Gregory (Plan 23/Byzantine Art Punk Ensemble/Atomic Meta Pagans) with an early and late album listening session. CD's will be available.
8pm - 9pm - album listening
9pm - 11pm - live performances:
Peter Stampfel w/ fellow Atomic Meta Pagans member Sam Werbalowsky
Principle String Quartet (Bradford Reed/Dok Gregory/Jeremy Slater)
11pm - 12am - album listening
"As with any improvisation and in particular with larger groups the possibility exists for it to be a total mess - un organized combinations of ideas or musicians competing with each other to be heard. This album is a testament to the possibility of the opposite - 13 musicians of diverse backgrounds and styles working together in total harmony to create a real time composition with incredible focus and restraint. Each musician is free to create their own part but gives over control of when to play and the dynamics of their part to the conductor. Famoudou Don Moye as conductor (as well as musician) is engaged in the same improvisational dance as the rest of the musicians, creating the score to the composition as it unfolds and so co creating the composition with the band. The resulting blend - elements of african/american/european folk with experimental/electronic/avant garde, jazz, classical and rock - is a true kind of world music naturally derived un sanitized and without pretense."