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M. Lamar with Hunter Hunt-Hendrix in DESTRUCTION

Photo: Serena Jara

Photo: Serena Jara

$15 General Admission / Free for Members of The Lab
Doors at 7:30pm / 8:15-9:30pm Performance
Reserve Seats Here

"DESTRUCTION is a song of mourning for what Antony Paul Farley calls "the motionless movement of death through slavery, segregation and neo-segregation." Drawing on themes of apocalypse, end times, and rapture found in Negro Spirituals, the work explores radical historical expressions, and invokes long held and continued calls to end our white supremacist world order. DESTRUCTION is a futuristic salvaging of the negro spirit in the ruins a western world in flames." - M. Lamar

Voice and piano M. Lamar
Music composed by M. Lamar and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
Libretto by M. Lamar and Tucker Culbertson
Art Direction by Sabin Calvert

M. Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, noise, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical racial and sexual becomings. Lamar holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and attended the Yale School of Art, sculpture program, before dropping out to pursue music. Lamar’s work has been presented internationally, most recently at EcstaticMusic FestivalMerkin Concert Hall New York,  MoMa PS1, Issue Project Room New York, The Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco; Human resources, Los Angeles;Wesleyan University; Participant Inc., New York; New Museum, New York; Södra Teatern, Stockholm; Warehouse9, Copenhagen; WWDIS Fest, Gothenburg and Stockholm; The International Theater Festival, Donzdorf, Germany; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York; Performance Space 122, New York; and African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco; among others.

Lamar has had many years of classical vocal study with Ira Siff, among others; and is a recipient of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant 2015, the Franklin Furnace Fund Grant 2013–14 and a Harpo Foundation grant 2014-15.

Earlier Event: April 8
Later Event: April 16
OXBOW with Black Spirituals