Bug Toast will play the opening set at Turn Turn Turn, a music venue located at 8 NE Killingsworth (Portland, OR) at 8:00pm on Monday, January 9. Sliding scale tix at door. We share the stage with the psyche-folk band The Tree People, and the avant-garde storytelling / music ensemble Igor & The New Name Band. All-in-all, a diverse evening of story-based performances!
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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.
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