Mamalama (solo)

Thu · August 9, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17.00 - $20.00

Rasputina is a cello-based band that has been delighting fans since 1991. Melora Creager is the front woman and lead cellist. She was the first person to make cello the lead, and sometimes only, instrument in a band. She is the mother of Steampunk, freak folk, and all things corsetry. She toured with Nirvana on their final European tour in 1994 and has worked with Marilyn Manson, Goo Goo Dolls, & many others.

This incarnation of Rasputina features Luis Mojica on beat box, vocals, and keys as well as world jazz musician Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius on vocals and percussion.
Mamalama (solo)
Mamalama(solo) is a kind of ethereal, modern sacred music composed for harp, voice, shruti box, and piano, written and performed by songwriter Elizabeth Clark. The songs come from what is found within vivid dreams, meditation and prayer. Performing as a solo artist as well as with her world music ensemble (European/Paraguayan harps, Andean flutes, charango, hammered dulcimer, frame drums, ethereal choral voices, harmonium), concerts are given within retreat centers (Omega institute, Kripalu), theaters and music festivals, in caves and gardens and within sculptures (Widow Jane Mine, Opus 40, Vanderbilt Mansion), as well as within many different forms of churches and sanctuaries (COSM:Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Unitarian Church, Old Dutch). In what Chronogram magazine calls " ...a stunningly beautiful, intoxicating sound", the music is approached more as a contemplative practice than as a performance.

Currently an upcoming Artist in Residence at Woodstock's Byrdcliffe Guild, Elizabeth is working on composing her first inter-disciplinary ‘earth opera’ called “Seeds Under Nuclear Winter”, a large-scale production which encompasses music (orchestrated for world music 'pit' orchestra, choir, harps) dance/movement, multi-sensory experience, and visual art. Elizabeth also has a private practice of delivering live harp and vocal music at the bedside of those who are actively dying within hospitals and nursing homes. She has studied with music-thanatology pioneer Therese Schroeder-Sheker, and integrates monastic/contemplative music practices into her work with the dying. She is a foundational composer with ‘SageArts’, a non-profit organization whose mission involves writing deeply reflective pieces of music collaboratively with local elders, in celebration of the wisdom and experience inherent within each elder’s life. She is also a mother, and cares for a household of 7.

Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498