LAX Festival and Skirball Cultural Center present:

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance

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Doors at 7:30PM

Graham Reynolds
Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance

“The quintessential modern composer.” —London Independent

Austin-based composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds—celebrated for wide-ranging credits that include film scores for Richard Linklater and collaborations with Jack Black and DJ Spooky — leads a rousing experimental chamber opera that pays tribute to a revolutionary and legendary figure. Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance explores the life and legacy of Pancho Villa, and sonically traverses both Mexican and American perspectives to reveal intersections and conflicts to create a borderless dialogue about the shared histories of Mexico and the United States. Featuring hybrid compositional and production techniques and an extensive sound palette, Pancho Villa is a rousing transnational collaboration that brings together Mexico City theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol as librettists, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, Kronos Quartet lighting designer Brian Scott, Austin Lyric Opera tenor Paul Sanchez, mezzo-soprano Liz Cass, Grammy Award winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada, and backed by a stellar chamber ensemble with remixes by famed Monterrey DJ Toy Selectah.

Co-presented by the Skirball Cultural Center as part of Los Angeles Performance Practice's fifth annual LAX Festival, and their LAX/MEX 2017 exchange. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa as part of The Marfa Triptych, a genre-hopping trilogy of visionary musical performances by Graham Reynolds.

Performed in English and Spanish, with English and Spanish supertitles.

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  • 8:30PM–Tuesday, October 10
  • Doors at 7:30PM
  • $25-$45

Doors at 7:30PM

Graham Reynolds
Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance

“The quintessential modern composer.” —London Independent

Austin-based composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds—celebrated for wide-ranging credits that include film scores for Richard Linklater and collaborations with Jack Black and DJ Spooky — leads a rousing experimental chamber opera that pays tribute to a revolutionary and legendary figure. Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance explores the life and legacy of Pancho Villa, and sonically traverses both Mexican and American perspectives to reveal intersections and conflicts to create a borderless dialogue about the shared histories of Mexico and the United States. Featuring hybrid compositional and production techniques and an extensive sound palette, Pancho Villa is a rousing transnational collaboration that brings together Mexico City theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol as librettists, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, Kronos Quartet lighting designer Brian Scott, Austin Lyric Opera tenor Paul Sanchez, mezzo-soprano Liz Cass, Grammy Award winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada, and backed by a stellar chamber ensemble with remixes by famed Monterrey DJ Toy Selectah.

Co-presented by the Skirball Cultural Center as part of Los Angeles Performance Practice's fifth annual LAX Festival, and their LAX/MEX 2017 exchange. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa as part of The Marfa Triptych, a genre-hopping trilogy of visionary musical performances by Graham Reynolds.

Performed in English and Spanish, with English and Spanish supertitles.

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