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Sisu Brassland & Mughal Muesli: Music for Brass & Saxophone
January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $15 - $20
First up on the bill, Sisu BrassLand performs original music for brass composed by bandleader Aaron Priskorn. Crossing many genres while remaining connected to classical voice leading, the group creates aural paintings and emotive jams through various textures, grooves, and melodies.
Mughal Muesli then presents tunes from their debut album, Imperial Cereal, an exploration of an alternate-historical merging of cultures represented by their most imaginative musical exports. The album seeks to construct a new edifice on the ancient and fertile ground of mystery, spirit, and ingenuity shared by artistic traditions the world over. The trio draws inspiration from the contrapuntal mastery of the High Baroque in Europe, the originators and innovators of Khayyal in the Mughal courts of North India, and the indestructible spirit of American free jazz.
5-piece brass band
TBA – drums
Xavier Del Castillo – tenor sax
Mat Muntz – double bass
Vicente Hansen – drum set
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Aaron Priskorn has played trumpet for more than two decades exploring many genres of music, all while staying true to his classically trained roots. He is often sought after as a guest artist and collaborator for various events and productions throughout the Bay Area. Aaron is a founding member of brass trio Lip Service and larger brass band Sisu BrassLand, for which he is the bandleader, composer, arranger, and trumpet player. He can also be heard at Grace Cathedral and with Classical Revolution, Green Street Mortuary Band, and the rock band Melvoy. Holding degrees from Mannes College of Music (BM) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM), Aaron also teaches privately in San Francisco.
Learn more: Bandcamp
While grounded in the saxophone trio tradition of Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, and Henry Threadgill, Mughal Muesli is a band that seeks to expand and transcend the associations attached to their configuration. Saxophonist Xavier Del Castillo, drummer Vicente Hansen, and bassist Mat Muntz draw on elements from early European polyphony, Hindustani classical music, and 20th-21st century microtonality to inform their distinctive take on the trio format. Their debut album, Imperial Cereal, features original compositions, deconstructed standards, and new interpretations of works by Ornette Coleman, Ivan Wyschnegradsky, and J.S. Bach.