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Ultra World X-tet
Wise Dreams and Fables of the Sky
Fri June 13, 2014 8pm
Old First Church
1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 | 415.474.1608
Doug Ebert, bass; Surya Prakasha, drumset, percussion; Gary Schwantes, saxophones, bamboo flutes;Winnie Wong, guzheng (Chinese zither); Yangqin Zhao, yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer);
Craig Baldwin, 16mm film projections
Hailed as an “extraordinary world class ensemble” by Examiner.com, Ultra World X-tet combines jazz, world, experimental and contemporary concert styles in a pioneering fusion of East and West. A highlight of the evening will be the world premiere of Wise Dreams and Fables of the Sky, composed by Gary Schwantes with 16mm film projections by experimental filmmaker Craig Baldwin. The piece is a multisensory experience that reimagines Homer's epic, The Odyssey.
Don’t miss this exciting cross-cultural experience featuring brand new material, as well as a few favorites from the X-tet repertoire!!