bug toast's final performance of 2023:
Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30pm
Blackfish Gallery (938 NW Everett St., in Portland's Pearl District)
suggested $10 at the door (sliding scale), Venmo yes
Check out all the album art, thumb through the booklets, stream some tracks ...
A genre-bending collection of compositions performed by the Bug Toast sextet -- a mixture of instrumental pieces and songs with lyrics. This album examines micro and macro experience through multiple lenses --through compound eyes.
A commissioned work, funded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. This is a contemporary, progressive-folk take on the historical musical form of the oratorio. Libretto by Merridawn Duckler. Music composed & performed by Bug Toast.
Can we be more empathetic to the plight of refugees -- people who have had to leave their homelands? This cycle of compositions serves to personalize the arc of one family's story.
Our response to the craziness of 2020, which withstood a global pandemic, demonstrations against systemic racism, disasters brought on by undeniable climate change, political and social division,
and crucial decisions we continue to face as a nation.