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Arts & Theater
September 19, 2019
September 19, 2019

About This Event

The ensemble animals & giraffes performs live poetry and music in conversation with the ceramic sculptures on view in the current exhibition "Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped."

Phillip Greenlief and Claudia la Rocco met during an artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in 2013. Greenlief asked la Rocco to provide text for his map score "QUARTET," and the work was performed at the Center for New Music on their Best Coast Composers series. This initial collaboration inspired them to form the project animals & giraffes, an ever-changing ensemble exploring improvisation with artists from different disciplines. Animals & giraffes was ensemble in residence at the Center for New Music (San Francisco) from October 2017-October 2018, where they performed two interdisciplinary concerts and engaged in monthly "improv happy hour" sessions with various Bay Area improvisers from music, dance, literature, and the visual arts. Animals & giraffes have performed in Los Angeles at Pieter, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lab (SF), the Outsound New Music Summit, and Reed College (Portland). They have produced two CDs-"JULY," released on the Edgetone records label and "LANDLOCKED BEACH" on creative sources (Portugal).

The performance is presented in conjunction with Culture for Community, a unique group of Yerba Buena districts institutions who have joined together to open their doors for free on September 19, 2019 and to feature programs focused on an issue of special importance to the Bay Area community. All are invited to participate in special events, activities, and museum and gallery hopping in the Yerba Buena Neighborhood.

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