FIN DE CINEMA: New live score of Night of the Living Dead
Amenta Abioto, Dolphin Midwives, Floom, Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
Thu Oct 25
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$10 Students (21+ only) / $15 General / $25 Seated (limited)
This event is 21 and over
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE), in partnership with Holocene’s Fin de Cinema series and the Creative Music Guild, presents the iconic 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead” with a new live score composed by Amenta Abioto, Sage Fisher (aka Dolphin Midwives), and Maxx Katz (aka Floom) for the city’s most adventurous jazz ensemble.
A TRIO OF ADVENTUROUS COMPOSERS CAPTURES THE GHOULISH FUN AND THE UNDERLYING ANXIETY THAT GAVE THE FIRST MODERN “ZOMBIE” FILM ITS STAYING POWER.
Haloween costumes encouraged!
Songwriter, producer, and actor, Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.
Graduating from Idllywild Art’s Academy in 2010, she trained in musical theatre. Since graduating she has courted the music scene and produced one self-titled EP, Amenta Abioto , and one upcoming album, Opening Flower Hymns. Receiving inspiration from the best-seller work Women Who Run With the Wolves, mythological characterization and cultural stories are reflected in the original works of Amenta Abioto.
Dolphin Midwives is Sage Fisher's ecstatic/abstract harp/voice ritual experiments out of Portland, OR.
Experimental doom metal takes crushing guitar, adds flute, releases forces of chaos.
One woman wields double axes of doom at the edge of the void.
Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
The Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble is a 12-piece jazz chamber orchestra which commissions and performs original works by its members and by other jazz composers in the Portland music community and beyond. It is our mission to operate a large musical ensemble, to commission and perform original works by members of the ensemble and by other jazz composers in the Portland music community and elsewhere, to act as a forum for the development and presentation of works for large ensemble by established and emerging jazz composers, and to engage and enrich community awareness and appreciation of contemporary music. We also operate a grassroots label, PJCE Records, which releases albums of original music by local jazz artists.