The Bridge: Sonic Communion Exploratory Tour

Live Soundtrack with Projections by Marco Ferrari & special musical guest Yaw Agyeman!
The Bridge is a transatlantic network for jazz & creative music. The Bridge #1: Sonic Communion Exploratory tour is composed of Jean-Luc Cappozzo (trumpet, flugelhorn), Douglas R. Ewart (woodwinds), Joëlle Léandre & Bernard Santacruz (double bass), Michael Zerang (drums, percussion). For the Black Cinema House performance The Bridge is collaborating with Rebuild Foundation’s resident artist Yaw Agyeman (vocals, poetry) & Black Cinema House Film Fellow, Marco G. Ferrari (live video mixing) to create a live soundtrack of home movies and found footage inspired by the relationship between “Bodies and Structures,” exploring the idea of the city as an organism.

This quintet of free spirits – living at the crossroads, seeking to liberate them – was brought together by magnetic forces in October 2013, for the very first exploratory trip organized by The Bridge in France. For two weeks, in eight different cities, at twice as many performances and side events, their music, improvised – that is to say, very much in/out of proportion to who they are collectively – has been the adventurously passionate music of paths intersected and worlds crossed, of the most frantic introductions. They discovered for themselves a multiple identity and a band name: Sonic Communion. The Bridge is exceptionally proud to launch with such an ensemble the second phase of its activities: the beginning of the “return matches” on the other side of the Atlantic, in order to fulfill the initial wish of reciprocity between musicians and societies. It will be accompanied by an album release, the first issue of the label The Bridge Sessions.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating is limited, so we ask that attendees RSVP in advance. Please note that we cannot guarantee seats for attendees who do not RSVP.

The Bridge: Sonic Communionm Exploratory Tour
April/May Tour Dates 2015

04/29 – DePaul University: Concert & Masterclass; Constellation: CD Release Party + The Bridge #8

04/30 – Comfort Station: Comfort Music Series with Special Guest Lou Mallozzi

05/02 – Corbett VS Dempsey Gallery: Joelle Leandre Solo; Logan Arts Center, University of Chicago: Concert & Discussion

05/03 – Museum of Contemporary Art: Participation in Renee Baker’s Sunyata: Towards Absolute Emptiness

05/04 – Black Cinema House: Live Soundtrack; Projections by Marco Ferrari with special musical guest Yaw Agyeman

05/06 – Virgin Hotel: The Arts Palette

05/07 – Elastic: Improvised Music Series

05/08 – Experimental Sound Studio: Outer Ear Series

05/09 – Diasporal Rhythms: Transition East; Participatory Music Coalition

05/11 – Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee: Alternating Currents Live