Live at BluStage: Little Band of Sailors
& Selected Scenes from the film “The Lives of Hamilton Fish” by Rachel Mason
Thursday, September 18th
byob allowed, carry in carry out- Please!
BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St. Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Reservations recommended: 518-891-3799 or email@example.com
(Excerpt from the article by Sam Barron, “Peekskill Story Inspires Project On Life and Death Of Two Hamilton Fishes” Peekskill Daily Voice, July 14, 2014) www.livesofhamiltonfish.com
On Thursday September 18th at 7:30 pm BluSeed Studios will feature a uniquely crafted musical performance by artist Rachel Mason and her fellow musicians Dmitriy Ivolgin and Mara Mayer. Known as the “Little Band of Sailors” and dubbed “marvelously strange” by the Village Voice, this band promises to deliver a “costumed spectacle of raw energy”.
The band is fronted by Rachel Mason, a sculptor and a performer, whose lyric draw equally from history and fantasy to forge surreal narratives. Mason is joined with fellow musicians Dmitriy Ivolgin who crafts intricate and driving melodic riffs on bassist to ecstatic accompaniment of the bass clarinet sound of classically trained, Mara Mayer. Little Band of Sailors blend folk, progressive, goth, and heavy metal; think Jefferson Airplane meets Black Sabbath. Their live shows are often a bewitching costumed spectacle of energy and contagious delight combined with haunting melodies. In 2013, Little Band of Sailors released their new album “Women with a Suitcase” whose cover is by artist John Baldessari
Included in the evening repertoire, Rachel Mason will be performing a selection of scenes and songs from the film and performance piece The Lives of Hamilton Fish. On Jan. 16, 1936, The Peekskill Evening Star ran two stories on its front page about the death of two people, both named Hamilton Fish. Mason has been fascinated by the coincidence and has created a feature film and opera about the two men linked by a date. One Fish was from a prominent family in Garrison and served in the U.S. Congress and was speaker of the New York State Assembly. The other Fish, nicknamed Albert, was executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining in the electric chair for being a serial killer.
This performance is a special $12.00 admission as it is the end of the 3rd Thursday Artwalks and the opening of the Live at BluStage Performance Series. Doors at BluSeed Studios open at 7:00pm. To make reservations email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 518-891-3799.
BluSeed Studios, located at 24 Cedar Street in Saranac Lake, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide space where an artist can experiment, diverge, exhibit and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward and to share this diversity with the community.