The Hidden City Orchestra will be performing a two-part concert series, “Order Masquerading as Chaos,” on Oct. 29 & 30, 2016, at two magical venues on the far East End of Long Island.
“We’ve begun by introducing artists from a multitude of disciplines — sound and visual sculptors, dancers, concert pianists, painters and poets — and seeing what kind of chaos emerges,” says HCO founder George Cork Maul of New Suffolk. “Then, from that boiling soup of talent, we extract threads of the DNA of the creative process, an ever-more-linked series of serendipitous events, the kind of which have always made HCO greater than the sum of its parts.”
The series kicks off at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 North Ferry Road on Shelter Island on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m., followed by a performance at Orient’s Poquatuck Hall on Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 to the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church concert and $20 to the concert at Poquatuck Hall.
The Hidden City core is the quartet of George Cork Maul on piano, cellist Jeannie Woelker, vibraphonist Fabrizio D’Antonio and Terry Keevil on oboe, duduk and other strange wind instruments.
Guest performers for this series include concert pianist Paolo Bartolani, painters Alan Bull and Christopher Maiorana, trombonist extraordinaire Bob Hovey, dancer Susan Blacklocke, light sculptor Clayton Orehek, sound sculptors The Smiths and other special guests, including the audience.
The orchestra will also be paying tribute to the strange absence this week of Orient poet Billy Hands …
Tickets are available on Eventbrite at http://hiddencityorchestra.eventbrite.com and at the door the day of the concert.
The Hidden City Orchestra, an ever-shifting ensemble of musicians, poets, painters and performance artists who perform real-time compositions, live music to silent film, music to spoken word and many other unusual and interesting projects.
The orchestra’s latest recording, “Little Easter,” was recorded on March 28, 2016, the day after Easter, in New Suffolk, New York.
The day after Easter is known as Pasquetta, or Little Easter, in certain parts of Italy. On that day you must go with your family on a picnic, but it usually rains. A bad band (bandaccia) is required to play. And the festivities are capped with the rolling of a wheel of cheese down the cobblestones.
Little Easter is now available for sale in both CD and USB flash drive format — if you buy the flash drive and then corner them at a concert, they will upload more secret tracks and messages to your flash drive! More details about the Hidden City Orchestra, along with CD sales, can be found online at www.hiddencityorchestra.com.
The orchestra will be working on a follow-up recording to “Little Easter” in the days surrounding the concert series.
The East End Beacon is a proud sponsor of this event.