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Music for Earth Day

22 Apr

Venue

Marfa, Texas
Free

concert

Newman Taylor Baker / Jace Clayton / Li(sa E.) Harris / Roberto Carlos Lange  / Lori Scacco / Jamire Williams


Performance Schedule

6pm Doors | Ballroom Marfa Courtyard

Performances by Roberto Carlos Lange, Li(sa E.) Harris, and Jamire Williams

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9pm Doors | Marfa Visitor Center

Live Scores of Star Scores by Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture), Lori Scacco, and Newman Taylor Baker


Ballroom is delighted to present Music for Earth Day on April 22, 2022. As part of our current exhibition Kite Symphony, this gathering brings together seven artists to perform in honor of Earth Day. The artists invite listeners to immerse themselves in the sonic landscape of the exhibition, which will then further expand into Ballroom’s courtyard with sunset shows and live-score performances of Star Scores at the Marfa Visitor Center.

Join us in Ballroom’s courtyard with Roberto Carlos Lange, widely known as Helado Negro, who will be performing a selection of songs that were primarily recorded at Marfa Recording Company during the pandemic. Lange will then perform a live rendition of Kite Symphony, Four Variations, originally commissioned by Ballroom and named by ​​Pitchfork as one of the top 16 ambient albums of 2020. The presentation continues with sunset performances from interdisciplinary artist, impovisor, and opera singer Li(sa E.) Harris, and multidisciplinary artist, composer, percussionist & producer Jamire Williams.

The evening continues at the Marfa Visitor Center with Star Scores, a film commissioned by Ballroom. Live scores are performed by noted electronic artists Jace ClaytonLori Scacco, and experimental washboard percussionist Newman Taylor Baker with new sounds from his Washboard XT project. The film, currently installed in Ballroom’s north gallery,  was created by Kristi Sword on 16mm film and later digitized, and features handmade animations of stars orbiting, splitting and multiplying through an imaginary celestial space, inspired by the dark skies of West Texas.

Starting on April 22, 2022, we will also be releasing Kite Symphony, Four Variations on vinyl in a limited edition of 100. The records will only be available for sale on-site at Ballroom.

We are very excited to welcome you back to music programming at Ballroom. This is our first public concert since the pandemic. To continue to ensure everyone’s safety, please review our COVID-19 protocols here.

Admission for all events is free with RSVP. First come, first served.

Acknowledgments

Music for Earth Day is made possible by the generous support of the City of Marfa.