We're excited to announce Mainline Music, a new music/performance series coming to Oakland, CA starting in November.
Our first event will be Ken Ueno's "Aeolus," an opera-in-progress created in collaboration with scholar and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, on November 19th at 7:30pm at the Starline Social Club in Oakland.
"Aeolus" is inspired by Homer's Odyssey and the epic meeting between Odysseus and Aeolus, the keeper of the winds. Based on Ueno's fascination with breath as a compositional tool, the opera uses amplified breathing and multiphonics to conjure a mythic, windswept world. Conceived as a series of performance diptychs, Aeolus pits Ueno's extended vocal techniques (as Aeolus) against Majel Connery's fluid vocalist (as Odysseus).
Commissioned by Opera Cabal, "Aeolus" is the first concert in Mainline Music's 2016-2017 concert series. The second concert in the series is M. Lamar / Living Earth Show on Saturday, January 28th at 7:30pm, and the third is Oracle Hysterical on Saturday May 13th at 7:30pm.
Ken Ueno / Aeolus
Saturday, November 19th 7:30-9:30pm
Starline Social Club
645 W. Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
Tickets: $25 adult / $15 student
Series Pass: $65 adult / $35 student
The performance lasts 1 hour and concludes with a 20-minute post-show discussions moderated by Mike Maizels (Professor of Art History, University of Arkansas, and Crystal Bridges Museum curator).