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Poia's Gift CD Release with Special Guests Ryan Francesconi and Mirabi Peart
Studio EP
Portland, OR
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Evening Star Presents
Poia's Gift CD Release Concert
May 28th, 2016
Doors 7pm
Location: Studio EP 1847 E. Burnside

Poia's Gift by PaulAlone (Paul Evans)
Solo improvised flute
Inspired by the traditions of:
Native American, Celtic, Eastern, Classical and Jazz

PaulAlone (aka Paul Evans) is an experienced multi-instrumentalist specializing in improvised music. His main backgrounds are from American Jazz, Classical, an eclectic mix of international styles as well as "just everyday sound." A writer as well, Paul breaths poetry into whatever instrument he touches. Paul has studied at CalState Long Beach and Arizona State University where he majored in classical oboe and saxophone performance, as well as studying flute, percussion and music composition. In Arizona he worked as a staff composer and accompanist for ASU's dance department and professional theaters companies. He delights in collaboration, albeit the PaulAlone project is devoted to his solo work, and some of those associations are Vagabond Opera & Hungry Opera Machine, AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady, Wanderlust Circus Orchestra, Klezmocracy, Three for Silver, Baksana, The Cedar Project, and many more.

with Special Guests Ryan Francesconi and Mirabi Peart

Ryan Francesconi and Mirabai Peart discovered their musical connection through a shared interest in Balkan music while touring with Joanna Newsom. "Road to Palios", an album of mostly duets, follows as an expansion from Ryan's first solo guitar album "Parables", taking in more energetic moments and complex counterpoint between Mirabai's violin and Ryan's guitar. While the music is composed and arranged by Ryan, the imprint of its Greek and Turkish foundation is clearly audible. Much of the inspiration for this record is drawn from a trip that Ryan and Mira took to the Greek island of Lesvos in late 2010.

Ryan Francesconi is a composer, guitarist, balkan musician, and cyclist living in Portland, Oregon. He has formal training in everything from Balinese gamelan to computer science and has studied tambura, kaval and audio DSP programming on top of holding degrees in guitar (BFA) and composition (MFA).

Mirabai Peart hails from Sydney, Australia where she studied at the Sydney Conservatorium and the Australian Institute of Music. She has a diverse freelance career as a violinist playing music ranging through baroque, classical, free-improvised, jazz and various folk musics. Recent and continuing projects include Gary Daley's 'Sanctuary' and the improvising string quartet 'the Noise'. Mirabai is also currently residing in Portland, Oregon.
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Studio EP (View)
1847 E Burnside St. Suite 111A
Portland, OR 97214
United States


Music > Folk
Music > Global
Music > Jazz

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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