YBCA’s annual music series, New Frequencies, gets a makeover this season and returns as New Frequencies Fest 2012, a two-day mini-festival of music from around the world, November 16–17. An adventurous underground music festival, New Frequencies Fest 2012 focuses on innovative women composers and non-Western musicians whose work blends a variety of influences, genres, traditions and styles. Expand your musical horizons with this year’s wide range of programming, including Women, Strings & Song, an evening of song from some of the finest contemporary American women songwriters and composers and Descarga SF/NY, a lively celebration of Afro Cuban music and dance.
Join us for an evening of song by contemporary women songwriters and composers who use the voice and strings as their principal instruments of expression. The line-up includes Brooklyn-based cellist Marika Hughes; San Francisco’s acclaimed bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa, who will be joined by New York vocalist, poet and improviser Fay Victor; and the remarkable Parkington Sisters from Cape Cod making their San Francisco debut.