Sisu Brassland & Mughal Muesli: Music for Brass & Saxophone

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Red Poppy Art House
07:30 PM
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Date: Friday, January 20, 2018Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm showVenue: Red Poppy Art HouseAdmission: $15-20 sliding scale

First up on the bill, Sisu BrassLand performs original music for brass composed by bandleader Aaron Priskorn. Crossing many genres while remaining connected to classical voice leading, the group creates aural paintings and emotive jams through various textures, grooves, and melodies.
Mughal Muesli then presents tunes from their debut album, Imperial Cereal, an exploration of an alternate-historical merging of cultures represented by their most imaginative musical exports. The album seeks to construct a new edifice on the ancient and fertile ground of mystery, spirit, and ingenuity shared by artistic traditions the world over. The trio draws inspiration from the contrapuntal mastery of the High Baroque in Europe, the originators and innovators of Khayyal in the Mughal courts of North India, and the indestructible spirit of American free jazz.FEATURING:Sisu Brassland5-piece brass bandTBA – drumsMughal MuesliXavier Del Castillo – tenor saxMat Muntz – double bassVicente Hansen – drum set

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:Aaron Priskorn has played trumpet for more than two decades exploring many genres of music, all while staying true to his classically trained roots. He is often sought after as a guest artist and collaborator for various events and productions throughout the Bay Area. Aaron is a founding member of brass trio Lip Service and larger brass band Sisu BrassLand, for which he is the bandleader, composer, arranger, and trumpet player. He can also be heard at Grace Cathedral and with Classical Revolution, Green Street Mortuary Band, and the rock band Melvoy. Holding degrees from Mannes College of Music (BM) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM), Aaron also teaches privately in San Francisco.
Learn more: Bandcamp While grounded in the saxophone trio tradition of Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, and Henry Threadgill, Mughal Muesli is a band that seeks to expand and transcend the associations attached to their configuration. Saxophonist Xavier Del Castillo, drummer Vicente Hansen, and bassist Mat Muntz draw on elements from early European polyphony, Hindustani classical music, and 20th-21st century microtonality to inform their distinctive take on the trio format. Their debut album, Imperial Cereal, features original compositions, deconstructed standards, and new interpretations of works by Ornette Coleman, Ivan Wyschnegradsky, and J.S. Bach.
Learn more: Facebook | BandcampPhoto by: F. Moretti Photography

When should I arrive?
Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. For example, if the show is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, the doors will open at 7:00 pm.

When does the box office open to buy tickets at the door?
Guests may buy tickets at the door when doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time.

Does the Poppy accept debit or credit cards?
At this time, we can only accept cash and check. Credit card processing will be coming soon.

Is the space ADA accessible?
Yes, there is a ramp at our 23rd St entrance.

What kind of seating do you have available?
For most of our events we have folding chairs and a few couches available.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Street parking is available but can be limited around the Red Poppy. We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible. Several MUNI lines run close to the Red Poppy and the 24th St./Mission BART station is just under half a mile away.

What can I bring into the event?
Guests are welcome to bring food. Beverages are available by suggested donation. We recommend bringing collapsible strollers, if possible.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, this event is all ages. However, wine and beer will be served at the concessions counter.

What's the refund policy?
Attendees can receive refunds up to 1 day before your event start date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You may bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your phone. There will be no tickets available for pick up at Will Call.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, you’re welcome to purchase tickets for someone else.

How can I donate to the Poppy?
You may bring cash, check, or donate online at

Where can I grab a bite to eat?
Nearby places include El Farolito, Taqueria Vallarta, Basa Seafood Express (sushi), and Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. For other places, click here.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach us at [email protected] or give us a call at (650) 713-5383.


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