Mike LADD is here. Autumn in New York is a great time. The air changes with a crisp, and all living things gear up for winter incubation and hibernation. If your lucky, all both will transpire over the cold months ahead.
The preparation starts now.
Final Residences 2012:
September :: Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project
This is the world primer of the collaboration that aspires to give voice to the words thoughts and experiences of war veterans of the most recent conflicts. It’s the good, the bad, and the ugly. ‘Holding it Down’ made is workshop debut in 2011, with the combined talents of Mike Ladd and Vijay Iyer. Making it’s fully staged premiere under the direction of Patricia McGregor, we are quite honored to be presented as part of the 30th Anniversary roster at Harlem Stage.
October :: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Mike LADD :: semi-conductor for live musical accompaniment to the comic come to life film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. The story of Buckaroo:: superhero neurosurgeon, rock star, eighth dimension, alien black Harlem, supernatural powers … No doubt for this amazing project talent Mike Ladd and his companions scene will cause the audience in a surprising experience, when music and image invent a universe of resistance against uniformity. Featured musicians: Juice Aleem @ L’Espace 1798
November :: Digital SEA SHANTIES for the 18th and 19th Century Black Sailor.
Not much to say about this as the LONG title speaks for itself.
This new work will make it’s workshop debut at the Afri-Color Festival at the l’Espace 1789 in the suburb of St. Ouen, Paris – France. This is another ‘Welcome to the mind of Mike Ladd moment’. You’ll just have to experience our re-visit along the slave trade route in person. Ship-bound on the high seas we are pirates, with our shanty work songs in tow.
The journey of the we as a people as told by Mike LADD.
Featured musicians include :: Juice Aleem (MC), Damali Young(drums), Toli Nameless (Trombone, vocals, percussion) and others to be announced.
Visit the updated SHOWS section for more details.