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WaterSaw and Sisu Brassland: Beautiful Death

November 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| $15 - $20
WaterSaw and Sisu Brassland: Beautiful Death
Thursday, November 2 @ 7:30PM

Bay Area-based quartet WaterSaw and brass band Sisu Brassland make their Red Poppy debut with a body of music exploring the raw beauty and viscerally moving aspects in the transition from life to death. Through the layering of musical textures, WaterSaw’s sound is sparse, ethereal, rhythmic, and sometimes haunting. Sisu is a Finnish word that translates to spirit, resolve, mettle, tenacity, and courage. Together, “Beautiful Death” exhibits this confluence of dark and light.
Nicole Laby – vocals, percussion, guitar
Michael Tornatore – drums
Mark Fasset – bass, guitar
Mia Pixley – cello, vocals

Sisu Brassland
Aaron Priskorn – trumpet
(Other members TBA)
WaterSaw is a group of musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. Winner of the 2012 Isadora Duncan award, WaterSaw’s music is composed for modern dance choreography, film scores, and live performance. Creating layers of sound through loopers (recording devices), WaterSaw uses their instruments in both conventional and experiential ways, giving way to an array of textures and sounds.
Aaron Priskorn has played trumpet for more than two decades, exploring many genres of music, while staying true to his classically trained roots. He recently released Matka, an album of his compositions for brass. A founding member of brass trio Lip Service and nine-piece brass band Sisu Brassland, Aaron can also be heard with Grace Cathedral, Classical Revolution, Green Street Mortuary Band, and the rock band Melvoy. He holds degrees from Mannes College of Music (BM) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM) and also teaches privately in San Francisco.



Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
Admission: $15-20 sliding scale
Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event – please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets.

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November 2, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 - $20
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Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
(650) 731-5383