Music without Borders – Derrick Spiva Jr and Bridge to Everywhere
“Music without Borders”
On Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:30pm
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is proud to present LA-based composer-conductor Derrick Spiva Jr. and Bridge to Everywhere, a chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music by composers who celebrate cultural diversity through interwoven musical traditions. “Music without Borders” features five world-premieres of original works by Spiva – all inspired by traditional music from Ghana, India, Mexico, Eastern Europe and beyond.
The ensemble is comprised of sixteen musicians whose passion and excitement for new music move them to explore the unfamiliar. From harp and string quartet, to oud and electric guitar, piano to synthesizer, and tabla to gung-gong drums, Bridge to Everywhere strives to create new connections between instruments, genres, cultures and people.
Spiva’s music has been described as “transcendent, unifying, danceable” by Orenda Records and “enormous fun to listen to” b y L os Angeles Times. In 2014, he was awarded New Music USA’s prestigious “Music Alive, New Partnerships” residency with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO). His works have been premiered by LACO, Salastina Music Society and Los Angeles Electric 8, among others. Derrick Spiva Jr. and Bridge to Everywhere’s debut album, Prisms, Cycles, Leaps, was released in 2015.