Fredo Viola & Luis Mojica
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Fredo Viola & Luis Mojica preview new material from their upcoming solo albums in one special show that weaves together their dynamic vocals, compositions, and confessional stories of tragedy, beauty, and embracing love. They are joined by Elizabeth Clark (harp/vocals), Peter Wetzler (keys), Evan Benzinger (drums), Peter Dougan (guitar), Caelan Manning (saxophone), Chris Anderson & Al Romao (percussion).
Fredo Viola is known internationally for his poignantly emotional vocal compositions and innovative video works. With a mixture of electronic and classical orchestration, his debut record “The Turn” was named #2 album of the year by Les Inrockuptiples and #4 by Le Monde. He performed on popular French television shows Taratata and One Shot Not and was nominated for a Prix Constantin. Fredo’s music has appeared in several films and television shows, including The O.C., CSI: Miami, Demme’s Manchurian Candidate, A Brilliant Young Mind and The Education of Charlie Banks. His award-winning videos have been exhibited in festivals around the world, including the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, where he was also invited to judge the experimental category. He had a program of his works featured in Italy’s Corto in Bra Festival and The Periferias Festival in Huesca, Spain. Fredo will be premiering songs from his upcoming 3rd album.
Luis Mojica is a pianist & vocalist who started developing his unique musical style in the crowded apartments and crumbling theaters of NYC's East Village. Six years ago he settled in the mountains of Woodstock where he is renowned for his holistic healing work, as well as his musical compositions. His unique style of live looped beat boxing and rich vocal harmonies caught the attention of Melora Creager, founder of the cult-famous cello band Rasputina, which led him on two US tours where he created his own fan base and released his first solo album titled Wholesome in July of 2016. The record features Creager on cello & Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls) on drums. His current record, How A Stranger Is Made, releases in the Spring of 2019 and features production from Mercury Prize Winning producers David Baron & Simone Felice (Lumineers, Bat For Lashes), as well as Grammy Award Winning producer Justin Guip (Levon Helm).
Mamalama is a kind of ethereal, modern day sacred music performed with harp, shruti box, and piano, composed by harpist/vocalist Elizabeth Clark. Often accompanied by an ever- evolving world music ensemble that includes Native American/Andean flutes, hammered dulcimer, glockenspiel, homemade music boxes, octave mandolin, charango, a vocal ensemble, and frame drums, the songs recount vivid experience found within dreams, meditation and prayer, and explorations of sacred world mythologies. The music seamlessly blends the ancient with the modern, and is as much a vehicle for contemplative practice as it is a performance. Listeners often recall the music of Kate Bush and Philip Glass, with undertones of Hildegard of Bingen and early polyphonic music in what Chronogram Magazine calls :
“ ...A stunningly beautiful, intoxicating sound that will lull you to a place of peace ...”.
An upcoming Artist in Residence at Woodstock's Byrdcliffe Guild, Elizabeth is currently composing “Seeds Under Nuclear Winter,” her first inter-disciplinary ‘earth opera.’ This large- scale production encompasses a large body of original music orchestrated for a 'pit' orchestra of uncommonly paired world music instruments (harps, 4 foot long pan pipes, gamelan), a vocal ensemble, as well as dance/movement, multi-sensory experience, and moving visual art.
$12.00 - $15.00