Callings Out of Context: Helado Negro + Rabbit Rabbit

Thursday, Nov 05, 2015
8:30 pm
Tickets $25


The premiere of The Broad’s Callings Out of Context series brought Helado Negro to REDCAT for an unforgettably intimate performance. Created by the Florida-born producer/singer Roberto Carlos Lange, Helado Negro collages shards of language, both evocative and mundane, into unique electronic textures. Each song its own hybrid of disparate musical elements (and often an English-Spanish hybrid). Lange’s own language is at times driving, at times ambient, and entirely transportative.

Lange was joined by a pair of musicians whose work similarly pushes the boundaries of songwriting and expands the timbral possibilities of the human voice. The riveting songs of Rabbit Rabbit explode their own frame through dynamic improvisation and compositional hybridity. Singer/violinist Carla Kihlstedt and percussionist/keyboardist/singer Matthias Bossi make up this wife and husband duo. Catchy yet experimental, Kihlstedt and Bossi write gutsy songs that elegantly pay tribute to their collective history as veterans of contemporary classical, rock, folk, and improvised music.

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Guest Curators

Co-presented by REDCAT

About Callings Out of Context

Featuring some of today’s most exciting and transgressive musicians, Callings Out of Context is an aural complement to the Pop art of the Broad collection. The series features hybrid-minded contemporary musical artists that engage, point to and tell stories about the modern market they are a part of, while opening our ears to new perspectives on genre, repetition and mass production. Each program pairs artists from divergent corners of musical categorization, from the heart of indie rock to the fringes of hip-hop and electronic music to the experimentalism of the avant-garde. The series title was inspired by the Arthur Russell song “Calling Out of Context.” 

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