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Date:
Thursday, May 12
Time:
7:00 PM
Door Ticket Price:
$31.50
Student Ticket Price:
$15.75
Special Event

Kuumbwa Jazz & Indexical Present: Alex Zhang Hungtai & Voicehandler

6:00 PM
All Ages
Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 48 hours of the performance time), with matching photo ID, will be required at the door for entry. Masks are encouraged. Dinners are available to purchase at the venue per availability. Please click the 'FAQs' button above for more information.

Since retiring his project Dirty Beaches, Alex Zhang Hungtai has been focusing on explorations of improvised music, free jazz, and his new role as a composer of soundtracks for film. His latest musical output predominantly works with saxophone, synthesizers, percussion, and piano, furthering his research on ritualistic music of liminality. Solo output aside, he is also a member of an experimental trio with Portuguese musicians David Maranha and Gabriel Ferrandini, based in Lisbon. Zhang currently lives in Los Angeles and is also working as an actor in independent films.

Voicehandler plays intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the most primitive and somatic instruments — the voice and percussion — juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. Their improvisations are shaped by their setting and context, and use site-specific installations to more deeply experience spaces. Voicehandler deconstructs song forms in relation to mythology and literature to explore our collective humanity and the shifting discourse surrounding it.

(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)

Venue

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Phone:
831-427-2227
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