Marika Hughes and I will be playing excerpts from Volumes I & II of my Hits or Misses for Violin and Cello. The Hits or Misses are a collection of duos written with Bartok's violin duos in mind: short vignettes for two instruments. Volume II is dubbed the "Free Series" and it is written to honor victims of police brutality and racism in America. It came out of Mazz’s desire to pay homage to the victims of police brutality and racism. To honor the dead and battered by reminding our society that we have work to do and to inspire the dialogue necessary for that work to continue and flourish. The music itself is a tribute that she hopes will serve as a catalyst for social awakening and change. She considers that social change to be the greatest of all tributes.
with fusion dancer RIO!
Bio: Real life circus composer Sxip Shirey creates ecstatic melodies, unimaginable sounds and deep sexy beats utilizing Industrial Flutes, Bullhorn Harmonica, Regurgitated Music Box, Triple Extended Pennywhistles, Miniature Hand Bell Choir, Human Beat Boxing, Obnoxiophone, Glass Bowls With Red Marbles...See Full Bio
"Sxip conjures a world of infernal calliopes and cotton candy machetes wielded by Gypsy crones with angel feet."