"MR MYSTERY is a one-of-a-kind jazz opera, in which the legendary composer/bandleader/thinker is summoned back to life to save the earth from the apocalypse brought on by global warming. MR MYSTERY chronicles the Earth's impending crossroad of doom: diminishing of the ozone layer, devastating climate change, the rise of the world oceans. Sun Ra returns to battle the forces of planetary self-destruction with his healing force of enlightened music and his call for radical change to the way we earthlings live. Sun Ra proclaims: "Change is the music of the future!" Scored for the so-called "virtuoso band" (NYC Jazz Record), the Eco-Music Big Band, this work is a unique cross-genre work: uniting free-jazz big band writing, operatic singing, and vocal/instrumental improvisation allows for a free-wheeling performance that proves to be exciting and engaging, and also opens important dialogue and action for social change." - Maria Incontrera, Creative Climate Awards submitting artist
Join us for our second night of live events as part of the Creative Climate Awards, and be sure to check out the work done by our contributing visual artists in the gallery space. This event is free with a suggested donation of $20 and open to the public. This reservation will allow entrance but please note that seats will be given on a first come first serve basis.
The Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works and actions. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativityto share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.
image - Eco Big Band