Falsa

14th Century Sufi Chamber Fusion Ensemble

14th century Sufi music, described as a "cure for alienation" and one that's "not about means to ends but about meaning and transcendence". The effect of listening to Falsa is to be transported both inwards and across centuries of joys, sorrows and longings.

Umer Piracha on Vocals, accompanied by Siddharth Ashokkumar on Carnatic Violin, Tom Deis and Paul Arendt on Guitars/Harmonium, Adam Hershberger on Trumpet, and Greg Foran on Percussion. To listen, please Click Here.

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Falsa <-> Ominous Cloud

  • The Rotunda , Philadelphia PA 4014 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
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Sufi ensemble Falsa and audio-visual explorers Erik Ruin's Ominous Cloud Ensemble present a uniquely immersive andtranscendent evening- each giving their own performance, and a special cross-faded collaborative bridge between.

June 19th-- doors at 8 pm, with performance shortly thereafter. 
$5-10 suggested donation, noone turned away for lack of funds.

FALSA--- 14th century Sufi music, described as a "cure for alienation" and one that's "not about means to ends but about meaning and transcendence". The effect of listening to Falsa is to be transported both inwards and across centuries of joys, sorrows and longings.

Umer Piracha on Vocals, accompanied by Siddharth Ashokkumar on Carnatic Violin, Tom Deis and Paul Arendt on Guitars/Harmonium, Adam Hershberger on Trumpet, and Greg Foran on Percussion. https://www.falsamusic.com/

ERIK RUIN'S OMINOUS CLOUD ENSEMBLE--- Erik Ruin's Ominous Cloud Ensemble is an ever-evolving, collectively-improvising large ensemble for projections and music, led by visual artist Erik Ruin, lauded by the New York Times for his "spell-binding cut-paper animations." Erik manipulates intricate paper-cuts and painted films on overhead projectors to create abstract landscapes and fragmentary scenes that are nonetheless charged with meaning, merging with music that ranges from dark atmospherics to ecstatic peaks of dissonance. Members of the ensemble include a rotating cast of Philly's finest musicians, who have collaborated with everyone from the Sun Ra Arkestra, Chris Forsyth, the Body to Bardo Pond.
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