Anna Wray Espinosa: Past/Present/Future Vibes

Tuesday, November 10, 2020. 8:00 pm
60 minutes

In this evening exploring works for vibraphone, Anna Wray Espinosa will perform solo compositions by Roscoe Mitchell, JS Bach, and John Bergamo. She will also perform Pneuma by Daniel McKemie with Christopher Foss on bassoon. Accompanying this performance will be multimedia visuals by Crockett Doob.

Anna Wray Espinosa: percussion
Christopher Foss: bassoon

Past/Present/Future Vibes will be presented virtually and available for free on a variety of streaming platforms. Roulette’s theater is currently closed for public performances as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety measures that Roulette has put in place to keep staff, artists, and the public safe.

Anna Wray Espinosa is an NYC percussionist, residing in Queens, NY. Her NYC credits include: Resist X Improvise (2018) at Roulette, dedicated to Black Lives Matter and performer/composer Roscoe Mitchell; Samara (2017) by Ricard Maxwell at Soho Rep, soundscape created by Steve Earle; and Songs About Trains (2018) with Radical Revolution, for the Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.

Christopher Foss performs as a freelance bassoonist and enjoys teaching middle and high school students. He has performed with Relâche Ensemble, WildUp, SEM Ensemble, LCollective, Southland Ensemble, Dog Star Orchestra, and was formerly contrabassoonist with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and American Youth Symphony. Appearance highlights include performing with Helga Davis, Kathleen Battle, Joanna Newsom, and festival performances across the US and Canada. He studies Kinko-ryu shakuhachi with Ralph Samuelson and Elizabeth Brown. He completed his MFA at CalArts and BM at the University of New Hampshire, where he was the recipient an international research grant to study at L’Istituto Superiore Di Studi Musicali Gaetano Donizetti in Bergamo, Italy.
Photo: Hank Gans