(Un)Concrete Musique, an evening of multimedia musical performance, will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday January 29th and 30th at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica.
The event features Cora Rippati’s “Trauma Doll,” Y&S’s “Luz Y Sombra” and Marlena Dali and Mike Turner’s “Siren Reef.”
After the death of her sister to Lupus and a shooting that left her other sister paralyzed, Ripatti confronts and embraces these tragic events through her moniker, “Trauma Doll.” With an original electronic music soundscape
that is “haunting and hypnotic,” Ripatti combines live vocals, costume artistry and dance movement for a performance that is dark, alluring and emotionally tearing, according to Highways artistic director Leo Garcia.
“Luz Y Sombra” by Y&S, an electro bilingual opera set in present day Los Angeles, is a story of lost and forbidden love with live music, explosive movement and stunning visuals, according to Garcia.
“Siren Reef” is an environmentalist, multimedia, art performance and gallery installation that emphasizes the importance of protecting the coral reefs of the world. Created by Los Angeles artists and environmentalists Dali and Turner, this production uses sea-life sculptures, layers of digital projections, live music, an avant-garde video narrative shot by conceptual designer, writer and filmmaker Aaron Landy.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for members, students, and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at www.highwaysperformance.org/, or by calling (310) 315-1459.