SOLD OUT: Leonard Jacome: The Venezuelan Electric Harp

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Presented in partnership with Descolonizarte TEATRO.

Experience the beauty and versatility of the Llanero harp in Leonard Jacome’s performance featuring his very own electric harp.
Through virtuosity, original compositions, and unique techniques in Venezuelan music, World music, Jazz, Joropos and Latin music, Leonard Jacome takes us through a musical journey using “loop-station”, sound effect pedals, cuatro and maracas. All this while accompanied by a powerful and energetic performance on stage, improvising his own musical phrases and showcasing his incredible skills on his most recent invention: The Venezuelan electric harp “Electrollanera37” created by him with the support of Camac-Harps from France.

“When Leonard Jacome’s fingers touch the strings of his harp, the spark of first contact becomes a cascade of fire, setting the air ablaze with the melodies and rhythms of his native Venezuela.” Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kuala Lumpur 2018

SPANISH:
Presentado en colaboración con Descolonizarte TEATRO.

Experimente la belleza y versatilidad del arpa Llanera en este espectáculo de Leonard Jacome donde él toca su propia arpa eléctrica.
A través de virtuosismo, composiciones originales y técnicas únicas en la música venezolana, músicas del mundo, jazz, joropos y música latina, Leonard Jacome nos lleva a través de un viaje musical utilizando “loop-station”, pedales de efectos de sonido, cuatro y maracas. Todo ello acompañado de una potente y enérgica presencia escénica, improvisando sus propias frases musicales y mostrando sus increíbles habilidades en su más reciente invento: el arpa eléctrica venezolana “Electrollanera37” creada por él con el apoyo de Camac-Harps de Francia.

“Cuando los dedos de Leonard Jacome tocan las cuerdas de su arpa, la chispa del primer contacto se convierte en una cascada de fuego, prendiendo el aire con las melodías y ritmos de su Venezuela natal”. Orquesta Filarmónica de Malasia, Kuala Lumpur 2018

Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share.

Live at Timucua: LEYA

Harpist Marilu Donovan and violinist/vocalist Adam Markiewicz are NYC-based duo LEYA.

The group works with and against the grain of tradition, mining intensity through alternate tunings, strange harmonies, and dream-state operatic-like vocals. The resultant visceral experience is one of beauty but spans many imperfect worlds.

LEYA has released a steady volume of work in several years. Their two albums via NNA Tapes, The Fool (2018) and its critically acclaimed follow-up Flood Dream (2020), exist alongside a range of collaborations. In 2018, the group wrote and performed a full-length soundtrack to I Love You, an erotic film directed by Brooke Candy and produced by PornHub that also features the duo as actors. 2019’s Angel Lust, a collaborative EP with Eartheater, followed courtesy of legendary experimental label PAN. In 2020, they dropped a number of shorter releases including “Antigone,” a collaborative single with American black metal band Liturgy; a remix of their Flood Dream track “Wave” by British electronic musician Actress; another remix of the album’s penultimate track “First Way” by the venerable Drew McDowall (Coil/Psychic TV); and a collaboration with Deli Girls for their new album BOSS called “barriers to love.” Composer/Filmmaker Christina Vantzou delivered a final mashup remix of Flood Dream’s “Mary” and “ABBA” in May 2021.

LEYA has toured extensively since 2018, with over 300 dates played across North America in two years (prior to cancelling over 50 dates in 2020 due to the pandemic). They have performed at Le Guess Who?, Bowery Ballroom, Market Hotel, and recently provided live scoring to a Hood By Air fashion show curated by Surf Gang rapper Babyxsosa. The group also held a recording
residency at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works in July 2020. LEYA is represented by Mute Song for publishing.