SUN RA MYTHIC DREAM ARKESTRA
under the direction of Marshall Allen
Live at La Tor Poschiavo – September 2019
Dear Music Lovers
Dear Admirers of the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra
Dear Fans of Maestro Marshall Allen
Dear Supporters of the UNCOOL Music Film Project Poschiavo
The working title of the Music Film is WIZARD OF THE SUN and it is a conjoint project of Maestro Marshall Allen and Cornelia Mueller / KA.
It is a rare chance to film the SUN RA MYTHIC DREAM ARKESTRA under the direction of MARSHALL ALLEN in La Tor Poschiavo and in the surrounding wild mountains of the Southeast Swiss Alps. And it is an inspiring chance to interview the Arkestra’s musicians on their thoughts about MUSIC – MAGIC – MESSAGE, as some musicians are longtime members of the Sun Ra Arkestra. In Marshall’s case it is 60 years!
The Sun Ra Mythic Dream Arkestra is Marshall’s dream and is composed of 22 musicians and 3 dancers. The presented music will focus on compositions by Sun Ra and by Marshall Allen. The Music Film will present the finest Cosmo Music interwoven with comments and reflections of the musicians. The dreamlike sceneries take place in the wood of Selva, at the turquoise lake of Saoseo, on the plateau of Pru dal Vent, in the late 17th / 18th century Room of the Sibyls and in the light flooded hall of La Tor in Poschiavo.
The four Poschiavo concerts at La Tor are scheduled on September 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th, 2019 (tickets are available in our shop). The two dress rehearsals on September 5th and 12th are free admission and open for the local schools, special guests and media.
At this moment in time we are also looking for your precious help to finance a part of this beautiful Music Film Project. The revenues will be used to prepare, film and record the concerts, the interviews and the nature scenes, as well as for travel expenses, fees, board and lodging for the musicians and dancers of the Sun Ra Mythic Dream Arkestra, for the film and audio recording crew, the organizing staff and also for the screenplay, the direction and the sparkling space uniforms. The postproduction will be taken care of afterwards.
Every gain from your purchases and every donation will be used to realize the Music Film. The supporter’s name will be mentioned in the closing credits of the film.
Please support the Music Film Project Poschiavo by picking one (or more) of our wonderful Items!
MARSHALL ALLEN alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, electric valve instrument, kora, vocals
TARA MIDDLETON vocals, violin
JAMES STEWART tenor saxophone, flute
KNOEL SCOTT alto saxophone, vocals, conga
N.N. tenor saxophone
DANNY RAY THOMPSON baritone saxophone, flute, conga, bongo drums
MICHAEL RAY trumpet, vocals
CECIL BROOKS trumpet
VINCENT CHANCEY French horn
CRAIG HARRIS trombone
DAVE DAVIS trombone
NINA BOGOMAS harp
KASH KILLION violoncello, sarangi, bolong
GWEN LASTER violin
MELANIE DYER viola
FARID BARON piano, moog analog synthesizer
DAVID HOTEP guitar
TYLER MITCHELL double bass
WAYNE ANTHONY SMITH JR. drums
RON McBEE percussion
ELSON NASCIMENTO surdo drum, percussion