Date(s) & Time(s): Sun, Jun 11, 6:00 PM
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Studio
Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
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Guitars & Vocals: Lisa Graciano, Dillon Ingram
Gamelans: Paul Miller, Ion Nami Murata
Bass: Steve Lew
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Amazeum tells the story of an elderly woman and her great-great-granddaughter living on an artificial island orbiting the sun. They exist as refugees, waiting for decades to inhabit a new planet. Through songs and stories, Amazeum examines the displacement of people amidst the collapse of global systems on Earth, and human identity in an imagined community of people born in outer space. The piece contemplates what it means to be human in an artificial world far from home, and how our current modern life of overconsumption could affect future generations as our planet reaches its maximum capacity to sustain its inhabitants.Purnamasari
Purnamasari, led by Indonesian born, SF Bay Area singer-songwriter Lisa Graciano, integrates Indonesian gamelan instruments and ideas into original yet accessible guitar-based songs and compositions. Purnamasari features performers experienced in both gamelan and western music, mixing and extending traditional techniques. They create a unique musical fusion, using a variety of gamelan instruments and tuning systems, mixed with western instruments tuned to a pitch allowing interaction with the gamelan. Purnamasari grew out of the Indonesian American Cross Cultural Music Project, a collaboration between Lisa and gamelan player Paul Miller, and includes musicians Megan Hewitt, Steve Lew, Keenan Pepper, Ion Nami Murata, Julia Martin, and Dillon Ingram. Purnamasari means ‘Essence of the Full Moon'. The band performed at the San Francisco International Arts Festival 2021, and the concert was also sponsored in part by grants from the Sam Mazza Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and marked the release of Purnamasari’s concept album entitled Le Gong, available online at purnamasarimusic.bandcamp.com. Purnamasari has performed at the Ann Pitzer Center in UC Davis, on the eve of LUCE Foundation’s conference “Rethinking the History of Indonesian Music".