A Benefit for Planned Parenthood
with LARCENY Chamber Orchestra, Joan As Police Woman, Holly Miranda, Erin Markey, Sophie Auster, Sarah Goldfeather, Ghanaian Xylophonist Alfred Kpebsaane & World Premiere of “Empty Promise”
Mon July 24th, 2017
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $25
Day of Show: $25
20th Anniversary Tribute to Portishead Roseland NYC Live
LARCENY Chamber Orchestra featuring Joan As Police Woman, Holly Miranda, Erin Markey, Sophie Auster, and Sarah Goldfeather
Special opener, traditional Ghanaian xylophonist Alfred Kpebsaane
World Premiere of “Empty Promise” by Pascal Le Boeuf + Goldfeather + Robby Bowen
A Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert
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20th Anniversary Tribute to Portishead Roseland NYC Live
LARCENY Chamber Orchestra, Joan As Police Woman, Holly Miranda, Erin Markey, Sophie Auster, Sarah Goldfeather
American multi-instrumentalist Brittany Anjou directs her own L.A.R.C.E.N.Y. Chamber Orchestra in their fifth annual tribute to Bristol triphop legends, Portishead, at Le Poisson Rouge on the 20th anniversary of Roseland NYC Live. Tonight she combines favorite NYC artists and musicians in a full chamber orchestra with horns, strings, turntables and rhythm section to recreate the live album Roseland NYC Live. This year’s special guest vocalists feature Holly Miranda, Joan As Policewoman, Sophie Auster, Erin Markey, and Sarah Goldfeather.
Founded in 2013, the L.A.R.C.E.N.Y. Chamber Orchestra performs contemporary compositions and arrangements. Consisting of heavily active NYC musicians, composers, engineers, and producers, their collective musical mission statement is committing L.A.R.C.E.N.Y.: Lethal Activist Revitalization & Creativity Enaction in New York. L.A.R.C.E.N.Y. members have worked with artists such as Karl Berger, Bang on a Can, The Shaggs, The Books, Zammuto, Elysian Fields, Me’Shell N’degeocello and more. Previous guest vocalists have included Indigo Street, Joseph Keckler, Karen Mantler, Carol Lipnik, Angela McCluskey, Ambrosia Parsley, Abby Ahmad, Akie Bermiss, Oren Bloedow, Holly Miranda, Maria Neckam, Sophie Auster, Jenna Nichols, Joy Askew, and Elizabeth Ziman.
Ghanaian Xylophonist Alfred Kpebsaane
Artist, percussionist, master xylophonist, and Ghanaian gyil songwriter Alfred Kpebsaane grew up in the upper west region of Ghana, where he learned perform ceremonial traditional gyil (xylophone) music for societal functions such as weddings, funerals, and social dances in his community. His songs tackle community issues such as AIDS prevention, ancestral calls, healing powers of relationship commitment, musicians uniting, and the evils of greed. He spent many years in his early musical career recording and performing in Ghana, touring internationally with Bernard Woma’s Saakumu Dance Troup, and teaching at the acclaimed Dagara Music Center in Medie, Ghana. Alfred has recorded over four albums of original music (available in Ghana), including Te Songtaar: The Northern Solo Hitter, which will be released in the USA this summer. He is working on a new trio album currently with New York musicians Brittany Anjou (keys/vibraphone) and April Centrone (drums/percussion) with songs infused with triphop, rhodes, and traditional gyil. The first working trio single is titled “The Women Are Taking Over the Men”.
World Premiere of “Empty Promise”
by Pascal Le Boeuf + Sarah Goldfeather + Robby Bowen
Empty Promise is a social critique that uses human relationship metaphors to highlight our emotional dependence on technology. After working together at the 2015 Bang On A Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, musicians Robby Bowen, Sarah Goldfeather, and Pascal Le Boeuf met one fateful night in Brooklyn, and with the boldness of alcohol, decided to create a project by merging their collective interests. Rather than construct music to be performed live, they retreated into their bedroom studio with two microphones, a digital sampler, and a collection of analog synths resulting in a sonic Frankenstein that explores the empty promise of technology and the way it prevents us from interacting IRL (in real life) by taking us AFRL (away from real life).
Similarly, rather than adapt their music for the stage, they engaged the video production team Four | Ten Media (comprised of Evan Chapman and Kevin Eikenberg) to bring their music to the screen. Empty Promise features all the above as well as cameo appearances by a variety of notable musicians from the New York creative community. Inspired by the work of visual artist Alex Da Corte, each scenario involves the juxtaposition of tech equipment to create dissonance in a series of normal situations.
Described as “sleek, new” and “hyper-fluent” by the New York Times, Pascal Le Boeuf is an American composer, pianist, and electronic artist whose works range from modern improvised music to cross-breeding classical with production-based technology. Pascal has played as support for D’Angelo’s Black Messiah tour and Clean Bandit’s Rather Be tour with Australian pop artist Meg Mac. He actively tours with jazz vocalist Allan Harris, Le Boeuf Brothers, the 15-piece gospel-funk band Jesus On the Mainline, and his piano trio “Pascal’s Triangle” featuring bassist Linda Oh, and drummer Justin Brown. Pascal’s latest projects include “imaginist” with Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet and the soon to be release “Alpha” recorded by cellist Nick Photinos (Eighth Blackbird) out on New Amsterdam Records later this year.
Sarah Goldfeather is a Minnesota born, Brooklyn-based singer, violinist, and composer, whose music has been described as “full of light and life” (The Current, Minnesota Public Radio), and “poignant…striking and laudable” (The Deli Magazine). She manages, writes and performs in three ensembles: her eponymous band, Goldfeather, and her two new music ensembles, Cipher and Exceptet, and has toured and performed internationally with these ensembles and as a violinist. She has collaborated with many artists, including Courtney Love, Todd Almond, Kishi Bashi, and Eliot Glazer.
Robby Bowen is a post-genre drummer and electronic artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a core member of the experimental rock band BOIO (co-led by Finnegan Shanahan) and performs with the indie-folk-pop group Goldfeather, the new music ensemble Contemporaneous, and singer/electronic-producer Abbi Press. He has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Park Avenue Armory, National Sawdust, and EMPAC. Robby also enjoys sleeping and vowel modification.