Sound/simulacra featuring Liz Draper
April 24 @ 8:30 pm
Liz Draper performs and composes in an array of musical genres and ensembles, from jazz and classical to folk, chamber doom metal, improv-based new music, Americana and Balkan. Liz studied jazz and classical bass at the University of Minnesota where she studied with leading members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. Her improvising led her to The School For Improvised Music in Brooklyn, New York. She has performed with such groups as the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, Soul Asylum, Charlie Parr, The Rose Ensemble, Ben Weaver, Orkestar Bez Ime, Davina and the Vagabonds, The Wild Goose Chase Cloggers and Chama Devora, a duo with keyboardist/composer Crystal Myslajek. Liz loves exploring sonic textures and soundscapes. She is the Music Director for Cantata Learning which specializes in song-based educational e-books, and has taught privately since 1998.
Set I – Liz Draper (solo bass)
Set II – Liz Draper + Cody McKinney (bass, voice, electronics), John Keston (piano, Rhodes, synth, electronics)
Sound / Simulacra is a monthly performance series which explores musical improvisation as a faithful and intentionally distorted representational process. Sound / Simulacra brings together some of the Twin Cities most unique voices to recreate, distort, and create the hyperreal.