Hanna Benn & Deantoni Parks: Procession

 Photo by Mallory Talty

Photo by Mallory Talty

World premiere
Sponsored by Dr. Tom Von Sternberg and Eve Parker

New duo collaboration between composer/vocalist Hanna Benn and percussionist Deantoni Parks with SPCO quintet

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 7pm (purchase tickets)
Machine Shop, Minneapolis
Tickets: $25 ($20 Liquid Music/SPCO subscribers, FREE for children ages 6-17 and students)

“A unified army of voices seem to beam down from heaven in service of Benn’s compelling vision.” —Stereogum
“A crash course on modern African-American music, hinting at different eras and genres (blues, house, hip-hop, footwork) by use of speed and musical association.”  —Pitchfork on the music of Deantoni Parks
 Photo by Dustin Curtis Boyer

Photo by Dustin Curtis Boyer

Analogue, digital, acoustic, and synthetic sonorities seamlessly intermingle in this luminous collaboration between Atlanta-based duo vocalist/composer Hanna Benn (Son Lux, Boots) and percussionist/composer/producer Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta, John Cale, Sade, T Bone Burnett, Flying Lotus). Procession explores the spiritual and emotional core of ceremonial music in the form of a song cycle, with new arrangements by Benn featuring her ethereal vocal textures elevated by electronic flourishes, and anchored by Park’s ceaselessly kinetic rhythms alongside SPCO string quintet. Join us to step into this truly numinous sanctum of sound.

Tickets: $25 ($20 Liquid Music/SPCO subscribers, FREE for children ages 6-17 and students)