Origami, an exploration into unsuspected emotional and expressive possibilities of the voice by using an exquisitely detailed collection of songs that range across centuries, continents and musical styles. The lush, layered and mercurial work is performed by the composer on voice, electronics and piano; Ben Monder, guitar; Matt Moran, vibraphone; Satoshi Takeishi, electric bass; and John Hollenbeck on percussion and melodica. The ancient Japanese art of paper folding provides a metaphor for how the music takes shape and enfolds the listener.
Thursday, December 6, 2001. 9:00 pm
Theo Bleckman at Roulette 2001