mali from Jaggery here. we have a unique show coming up in the Boston area that i hope you can make.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th
we will be premiering
image: Kjrleik, Andreas Lie
Having It Out With Melancholy is a song cycle composed by our friend and local composer Michael J. Veloso.
we met Mike in 2011 when we were the house band for the Post-Meridian Radio Players‘ production of Sleepy Hollow. Mike was the composer for the show, and we loved getting the chance to inhabit his eerie, jagged, intelligent compositions. it felt like a match made in heaven (a headless horseman type of heaven).
we kept in touch with Mike after the show wrapped, and he expressed interest in composing something specifically for us. very flattering!
Mike floated a variety of ideas our way ~ ideas generally based on literature. when he suggested setting to music a poem cycle by American poet Jane Kenyon chronicling her struggles with depression and aptly titled Having It Out With Melancholy, i was sold.
fast-forward five or so years, and the fruits of this collaboration are finally ready for public consumption.
what you can expect from the show:
first off, it’s at the teeny tiny
lilypad • 1353 cambridge street, inman square cambridge, ma
we’ll be performing two sets.
the first will be Mike’s song cycle, which will take you on a thirty-minute journey through angular, unstable rhythms, alternate tonalities, and unconventional song structures, married to sparse, inner-psyche-probing lyrics written by a poet laureate.
the second set will be our own originals ~ and we’ll be selecting our favorites spanning our twelve year discography.
show starts at 7:30pm and is all ages
advance tickets $10 (+ $1.34 processing fee), $15 at the door
as stated above, the lilypad is TINY. we foresee this show selling out and recommend getting your tickets in advance and showing up early to get a good seat. we may only be holding a small amount of tickets at the door.
hope you can make it