[GENERATE] Hotel Elefant Presents: Songs of Love and Violence: The Music of Matt Marks

Sunday, May 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Hannis Brown –  ukulele
David Friend –  piano
Gillian Gallagher –  viola
Jeff Gavett –  baritone
Mellissa Hughes –  soprano
Maria Jeffers –  cello
Joshua Jeremiah –  baritone
Isabel Kim – clarinet
Taylor Levine – guitar
Matt Marks – composer and performer
Patti Kilroy – Violin
Jascha Narveson– engineer

Contemporary music ensemble Hotel Elefant partners on composer Matt Marks’ first acoustic album for their own full-length recording debut. “Songs of Love & Violence” is a collection of psychological and dramatic vocal works: first-person stories that explore various facets of the psychologically-bizarre. Each cycle and work touches on accompanying social issue: media violence in This Will Hurt Someone; sexual identity with Sex Objects; and criminal mental health issues in The Adventures of Albert Fish. Matt Marks reflects, “On the heels of so many highly-publicized tragic events related to mental health in recent years – from suicides to school shootings – these works are psychological investigations into the warped minds from which seemingly inexpiable tragedies arise, told from their own perspective.”

[GENERATE] Hotel Elefant Presents: Songs of Love and Violence: The Music of Matt Marks is made possible, in part, with funds from GENERATE: The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise.

GENERATE, instituted in celebration of Roulette’s 35th Anniversary in 2013, aims to present ambitious, complex and often large-scale works of experimental performing art by supporting emerging and established artists with commissions, residencies, and additional production and presentation financial underwriting.

To learn more about GENERATE and to make a contribution, visit our webpage: http://roulette.org/support/generate/