Rovaté 2013

Rova Saxophone Quartet
performing with Ikue Mori & Gino Robair

Rova:Arts Presents:
Rovaté 2013 -
“Grand Electric Skull
Thursday, June 6, 8PM and Friday, June 7, 8PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Kanbar Hall
3200 California St., San Francisco
Buy Tickets Here or call the box office at 415.292.1233
Standard $20 | Members $17 | Students $12


Rovaté 2013 - Grand Electric Skull
Rova’s ever-exploratory and inquisitive saxophonists are teaming up with world renowned visual artist, Ikue Mori, and composer and multi-instrumentalist Gino Robair to create an ambitious collaborative work, Grand Electric Skull. Initially inspired by the topical urgency of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada’s calaveras imagery, the six artists have sought to grasp the original intent of Posada’s work, and its application to contemporary issues. The calaveras pieces were created to satirize the life of the upper classes in late 19th century Mexico, and their bold, colorful and poignant messages resonate with street art and actions of today’s Occupy movement.

Deftly handled by Ikue Mori, both Posada-related images, and photographs taken by the artists in the Bay Area, will become the visual component for our June 6 & 7 concerts. Rova will provide a composed-improvised musical score, collaboratively created with Gino Robair. Robair and Mori will mix and manipulate audio and visual information in real time, lending improvisatory elements of surprise and correspondence to the concert experience.

To see a sample of Mori's raw images that she will be manipulating in real time, Click Here

José Guadalupe Posada article at Wikipedia

For information on a specific collaborator, click on their name below:

Gino Robair Ikue Mori
Gino Robair
Ikue Mori
visual artist
Bruce Ackley Jon Raskin
Bruce Ackley
soprano & tenor saxophones
Jon Raskin
baritone, alto & sopranino saxophones
Larry Ochs Steve Adams
Larry Ochs
tenor & sopranino saxophones
Steve Adams
alto & sopranino saxophones

Rovate 2013 Grand Electric Skull is made possible in part by donations from our loyal Rova:Arts supporters.