apexart :: Public Program :: Songs For People I Will Never See Again by Lucy Foley and Ross Bonadonna

Thursday, May 24: 6:30 pm

Songs For People I Will Never See Again
Original songs, stories, and projected imagery by Lucy Foley, with additional music by Ross Bonadonna.

organized by
Lucy Foley

Ross Bonadonna (guitar, laptops)
Gavin Smith (accordion, synths, steel drum)
Andy Mattina (bass)
and Tom Pope (drums)

Your life sprang a leak and out I flew
Along came a song and moved into your home with her
So we went out into the street
And we all fell apart together

Listen to songs by Lucy Foley:
My Lagan Love:
Mister Bogeyman:

This will be the first performance of a new live multimedia show by Irish writer, singer and songwriter, Lucy Foley, accompanied by her four piece band. Sound design and additional music composition by Ross Bonadonna. Instrumentation will include guitars, steel pan, synthesizers, laptops, toy piano, clarinets with a driving and playful rhythm section. Live and recorded music and projected imagery weave through a spoken word narrative. Duration: approximately 75 mins.

The performance will include stories and songs of the wood turner of Sunset Park who turns devastating loss into beautiful objects, a woman who discovers her beauty accidentally by the side of the street, the great courage of daisies, Philoctetes the Greek air traffic controller who returns nightly to a cave to mourn his lost youth, and an unexpected love affair with a French mosquito. Songs For People I Will Never See Again is a show about people frozen in the moment of their appearance and of their disappearance. We celebrate tonight the moment freed from time into story and song, and hear of people I will never see again.
-Lucy Foley

Lucy Foley is a writer, songwriter and performer who also takes photographs. She is Irish and she lives in New York city. "A confident, dynamic and often dramatic singer" - New York Music Daily. "Have you heard the wonderful Lucy Foley?" - Roger Ebert on his Chicago Sun-Times blog.

Ross Bonadonna is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and owner/operator of Wombat Recording, Brooklyn. He has performed with Eric Mingus, Ethan Winogrand, Nobu Stowe and many others, at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Novarra Jazz Festival (Italy), the CajAstur Jazz Festival (Spain), Teatre Lliure (Barcelona), and Windsor Castle.

Lucy and Ross' first collaboration, This Is Where, was installed at Portora Royal School for the Enniskillen Arts Festival (2008), and they subsequently made Lucy's first album, Copenhagen (2010), together. They have performed together live on WFMU and in various venues in New York city.

Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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