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Jaggery Presents The Beautiful and the Grotesque: Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

May 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm9:30 pm

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Boston-based avant-pop quintet Jaggery presents an evening of original music exploring themes in the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci on special exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The band will perform a song cycle in their characteristic sepia-toned, fluid style, mixing the classical precision of piano, harp, and viola, the jazz-inflected looseness of contrabass and drum kit, and the volcanic voice of Mali Sastri, whose “performances are at once breathtaking feats of physical expression, and a form of psychic excavation.”(WBUR) Sonically conveying the themes of beauty and ugliness in da Vinci’s work, the group will push opposites–light and shadow, delicacy and ferocity–producing a palette of gnarled elegance and graceful clashes. With opener Rabbit Rabbit, whose love of art and folk song, industrial and improvised music, and heart-wrenching balladry are rendered on a motley assortment of acoustic instruments to sparse and rich effect.
This event is all ages.