Alexis Cuadrado: A Lorca Soundscape
Bassist-Composer Alexis Cuadrado returns to 92YTribeca to present A Lorca Soundscape as part of Lorca in NY: A Celebration.
Commissioned by Chamber Music America, A Lorca Soundscape reflects on Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1930 book Poeta en Nueva York with a series of jazz pieces that use the poetry as lyrics.
Lorca lived in NYC for a few months in 1929-30 and he wrote a heartfelt set of poems that reflect on the cultural shock and loneliness that he experienced at the time. The book is a raw social commentary that connects with themes that are still an important part of the American reality today including economic inequalities, racial-social discrimination and the brutality of the urban landscape.
Poeta en Nueva York connects deeply with the current socioeconomic climate, the Occupy movement and the general population discontent about how our system is working and Cuadrado’s music, in turn, is a contemporary reflection on Lorca’s themes and cityscape.
The band members are Vocalist Claudia Acuña, Saxophonist Yosvany Terry, Pianist Dan Tepfer, and Bassist and composer Alexis Cuadrado.