Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents

URSA – an interstellar cantata | LA Signal Lab

September 10, 2019

8:00 pm

An imagined night sky of words and music: LA Signal Lab presents URSA, an interstellar cantata. Featuring new music by Erika Oba, Nick DePinna, Dan Marschak, Noah Meites, and Hitomi Oba, with a libretto by Sarah Thompson, URSA is a suite of fourteen works linked by the enigmatic mythos of the Ursa Major/Minor constellation. Over the course of this continuous evening length work, audiences follow a path of interrelated musical and literary reference points ranging from Greek mythology, chamber music, and Mark Twain, to Inuit legend, jazz improvisation, and NASA technical data.

LA Signal Lab

Program

LA Signal Lab: URSA: an interstellar cantata (2019)

LA Signal Lab, various
Nick DePinna, trombone, synthesizer, concertina, percussion
Dan Marschak, piano, synthesizer, melodica, percussion
Noah Meites
Erika Oba, flute, piano, electric piano, harmonica, vocals, percussion
Hitomi Oba, saxophone
Sarah Thompson, vocals, narration, percussion

Location

Monk Space
4414 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Location

Monk Space
4414 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Program

LA Signal Lab: URSA: an interstellar cantata (2019)

LA Signal Lab, various
Nick DePinna, trombone, synthesizer, concertina, percussion
Dan Marschak, piano, synthesizer, melodica, percussion
Noah Meites
Erika Oba, flute, piano, electric piano, harmonica, vocals, percussion
Hitomi Oba, saxophone
Sarah Thompson, vocals, narration, percussion