Top

music

Stories

 

Nervous City Orchestra

Throughout his career Brazilian-born saxophonist and composer Livio Tragtenberg has innovated in the field of electronic music under the influence of John Cage and in the concrete and visual poetry movement of his native land.

In Tragtenberg's latest work, he partners with real-time video artist Benton C. Bainbridge (who has done visual work for the Beastie Boys, among others) for Nervous City Orchestra, which premiered in São Paulo this past October with the participation of several local professional street musicians. For the work's U.S. debut, Tragtenberg conducts a group of twelve acoustic musicians from Haitian, Peruvian, Cuban, and other backgrounds. They will accompany Bainbridge's video with sampling, layering, and acoustic sounds. "The only traditional part of this orchestra," promises Tragtenberg in a press statement, "is the tuxedo that the musicians wear onstage."

Details

performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, at the Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St, Miami Beach. Tickets range from $20 to $50. Call 305-545-8546.

Related Stories

More About

 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
 

Concert Calendar

  • April
  • Mon
    21
  • Tue
    22
  • Wed
    23
  • Thu
    24
  • Fri
    25
  • Sat
    26
  • Sun
    27
Miami Event Tickets
Loading...