The Neighborhood Concert Hall
Dear Friends and Patrons of San Francisco Live Arts:
In order to promote public health and safety and to follow guidelines by the City and Health Departments, we are suspending all of our Spring shows. We are looking forward to restarting our program in the Summer and Fall and coming back stronger than ever! We also hope to have Trance Mission back for a show in the Summer as well! If you’ve already purchased tickets for the April 11th show, you can either apply for a refund from Brown Paper Tickets or transfer that purchase as a donation to SF Live Arts to keep great music coming to the community.
Thanks for your ongoing support and, most importantly, stay healthy, stay safe!
–SF Live Arts
Since 1981, SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s (formerly Noe Valley Music Series) has earned a reputation as one of the most diverse and innovative music/performance series in the Bay Area.
The series has garnered praise for its programming of nationally and internationally known musicians (many who’ve won Grammys, Academy Awards, Mac Arthur “Genius” Grants and Guggenheim fellowships) and Bay Area performers of the highest quality. Founded by jazz flutist, Larry Kassin, SF Live Arts depends on grants and donations to bring their special blend of international and local musical talents to San Francisco.
TRANCE MISSION – POSTPONED
In March 2020, TRANCE MISSION releases Le Pendu, their fifth album and first in over two decades. This new trio version of the San Francisco Bay Area’s original “4th World” band celebrates the dynamic confluence of three extraordinary multi-instrumentalists/composers at the top of their game. Trance Mission founders Beth Custer and Stephen Kent have collaborated since first meeting in San Francisco in the early 90’s. Peter Valsamis joined them in 1997. Sculpted in California over the last several years Le Pendu is an expansive aural journey combining virtuoso acoustic musicianship into a unique and eclectic world of sound. The driving multi-phonic tones of Kent’s didgeridoos, together with Valsamis’s brilliantly versatile and musically inventive drumming sets the stage for the gorgeous melodies of Custer’s clarinets. Her soulful tunes and funky riffs duet with Kent’s guttural growls and kickass grooves. The layering of ambient percussion, swinging bass lines and spare, vital use of electronic atmospheres underpin the arrangements and keep the band true to their global roots in both ancient and contemporary musical fields.
LIVE in concert, with the addition of guitarist Anastasi Mavrides emphasizing the recorded evidence of Le Pendu, this TRANCE MISSION dives into the current with a fresh and vibrant urban tribal approach that is as vital now as ever!
Beth Custer – Bb, Alto, Bass & Contrabass Clarinets
Stephen Kent – Didgeridoo, Cello-Sintir, Percussion, Bass
Peter Valsamis – Drum Set, Dumbek, Bendir, Electronics
With: Anastasi Mavrides – Guitar, Bass