Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Raudelunas Pataphysical Redux, 02/02/2013


A friend and mentor, Anne LeBaron, will be performing on Saturday at this Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Revue reunion concert in Tuscaloosa, AL.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama’s Sonic Frontiers concert series and Trans/Productions is pleased to present the Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Redux, featuring legendary Alabama experimentalists LaDonna Smith, Anne LeBaron, Craig Nutt, Davey Williams and many special guests on Saturday, February 2nd at 7:30pm in the Ferguson Center Theater, 751 Campus Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL. The performance will follow a 5:00­7:00pm closing reception of the Raudelunas Exposition at the Ferguson Art Gallery.

The Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Redux brings together many of the original members of this groundbreaking Alabama art collective, including internationally acclaimed composer/harpist Anne LeBaron, avant-­blues guitar master Davey Williams, world renowned violinist/violist LaDonna Smith, big band leader & wood sculptor Craig Nutt, and many special guests, as they return to the site of one of their most infamous recordings, the Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Revue, recorded at the Ferguson Theater in 1975 and listed in The Wire magazine's "100 Records That Set The World On Fire While No One Was Listening."

Raudelunas will present works both old and new, featuring performances by the Trans Duo, Jewels Trio, the Captains of Industry, a 21st century recreation of Anne LeBaron's notorious amphibian tape loop composition “Concerto For Active Frogs” and informative talks by the artists themselves. To add to the festivities, an extended trailer of Skizz Cyzyk’s Rev. Fred Lane/Raudelunas documentary Icepick to the Moon will be screened, as well as rare "lost" footage of Raudelunas from a mid­-1970s UA homecoming parade which has not been seen since originally filmed by artist and UA alum Fletcher Hayes.

The performance will simultaneously befuddle, amuse, amaze, and inspire, offering a glimpse into the secret history of some of Alabama’s most cutting edge artists.

Sonic Frontiers is an innovative concert series that brings further artistic diversity to West Alabama and invites creative exchange between world­class performers of adventurous music, students, and the greater community through public performances and discussions. All Sonic Frontiers events are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by the University of Alabama’s New College, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Music, Creative Campus, Honors College, Blount Undergraduate Initiative, and Capstone International.

The Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Redux performs Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 7:30pm in the Ferguson Center Theater, 751 Campus Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL. Admission is Free.

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