I Want It All To End: an evening with M. Lamar

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I Want It All To End: an evening with M. Lamar

Composer M. Lamar works across opera, goth, performance, video, sculpture/installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings.

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UMA Gallery Oakland 3630 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609

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UMA Gallery Oakland is very excited to present the multitalented NYC composer/artist/performer M. Lamar. Alumnus of both SF Art Institue and Yale School of Art Lamar has been presented internationaly, most recently at The Rewire Festival in The Hague. An operatic countertenor and pianist, Lamar is a wizard at extracting elements from folk lamentation, European opera and goth creating his own revolutionary style aimed for the deepest spiritual and moral transformation.

“Lamar’s Goth-postpunk-diva affect is fused with his operatic style to create a mélange that cannot be named.” – KQED

“When talking about his art, Lamar is an intellectual powerhouse, but his work is informed by that thinking — not constrained by it. It is as emotional as it is thoughtful.” – Out Magazine

The singular artist M. Lamar is a classically trained counter tenor whose brilliant original work is in the unabashedly political yet emotionally powerful tradition of artists like Diamanda Galas and Paul Robeson. He also has a sense of humor, and the songs, with titles like ‘That Obscure Object of Desire’ and ‘Exploitation Chic,’ can be sexy, funny, angry, and sad, often all at the same time. - WBAI PACIFICA RADIO.

Other performances by M. Lamar:

Trauma Bar Berlin, Atrium na Žižkově Prague, The Manhattan School of Music, Wellcome Collection London, The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Funkhaus Berlin Germany, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, The Meet Factory in Prague, National Sawdust New York, The Kitchen New York, MoMa PS1’s Greater New York, Merkin Hall, New York, 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.

Check out M. Lamar’s new album “Lordship & Bondage: The Birth Of The Negro Superman”with @livingearthshow

https://www.mlamar.com

https://mlamar.bandcamp.com

Photo credit: Wil Adamy

Don't miss this rare treat! One night only. Limited seats.

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