Ohio University Composers Association presents Popebama

New York-based experimental duo Popebama will present five a free concert featuring standalone duo works representing its core composer-performers Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan, alongside works by Paul Pinto, Jenna Lyle and Rick Burkhardt.

Sunday, January 16, 2022 // 8pm
Glidden Hall
Ohio University
3 Health Center Drive
Athens, Ohio 45701

More info HERE

Saturday, December 11, 8pm (in-person)
South Oxford Space – 138 South Oxford St, Brooklyn
Tickets online/at-the-door ($10-$20 sliding scale)

Noisy, multi-instrumental, text-laden, Popebama applies the freshness of experimental sound and free spirit of improvisation to precise execution and formal composition. Since 2016, Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan have pooled their collective experience as composer-performer-improvisers to uncover new ground in both sound and performance. Joined by composer-performer playwright Rick Burkhardt on accordion, the program will begin with an improvising trio, followed by a new work for multiphonics + percussion/ electronics by Rogers. The event will culminate in the premiere of Wing, a ~30 minute journey of 2 playing/speaking instrumentalists, recounting visual details from a long-ago scene complete with imaginative excursions and daydream-y escapades; the fusion of instruments, sound, and text becoming a singular thought, in the seamless way Burkhardt has become known for.

Proof of vaccination (12 and older) against COVID-19 required for entry.
Please complete this form before arrival. Audience must be masked during the performance.

photo: Gerard Kuhne
Rick Burkhardt

“a jolting rush” —National Sawdust Log
“a slippery duo” —New Yorker
“noisily virtuosic”—Cleveland Classical
“go see Popebama” —JazzRightNow