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NOCTAMBENEFIT: Night Music for Music in Healing

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor -- with Lisa Lynne & Patrice Haan, plus special guests Sylvia Herold, Jeri Jones, Aryeh Frankfurter, Tom Neylan, Susan Spurlock, and others...

This will be a special night at The Freight. An album release celebration for Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor's new CD Noctambule: Travel in the Shadows. Marla... more

NOCTAMBENEFIT: Night Music for Music in Healing

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor -- with Lisa Lynne & Patrice Haan, plus special guests Sylvia Herold, Jeri Jones, Aryeh Frankfurter, Tom Neylan, Susan Spurlock, and others...

This will be a special night at The Freight. An album release celebration for Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor's new CD Noctambule: Travel in the Shadows. Marla and Bruce will take all comers on a series of musical journeys through their evocative repertoire of night music, comprised, in large part, of poetry they have set to original music and arranged for their unique blend of strings and voices. All proceeds from the door will be donated to two organizations who work to bring music into the lives of those who are ailing or dying, through concerts in a variety of health care and hospice environments. Both organizations are headed by wonderful, well known bay area musicians - Lisa Lynne, who founded the City of Hope 'Harps for Hearts' Program, and Patrice Haan, who is the Executive Director of Healing Muses. Each will provide a brief presentation on their organization as part of the program, as well as join in the musical magic. Special guests will include Sylvia Herold (Euphonia, Wake the Dead, and more), Jeri Jones (Blame Sally), Aryeh Frankfurter, Tom Neylan, Susan Spurlock, and others.

About Noctambule:
Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor are Noctambule. They take their name from one of the songs on their CD Travel in the Shadows, their setting of a Robert Service poem about a nocturnal ramble through the streets and less savory back alleys of Paris. The recording is centered on the idea of the 'night journey,' the opportunity to see and experience things differently once the usual sources of light have been extinguished. The music is all original, save one traditional song. It is rendered with lush beauty, sensitivity and humor on an array of strings - various guitars in varied tunings, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, tenor guitar, accordion, and their blended voices. With the exception of two instrumental pieces -- a reel and a waltz -- all the songs are settings of poetry from a variety of poets-- Tennyson, Neruda, Roethke, St. Vincent Millay, and several from Robert Service. Pack something warm, and come prepared for adventure... More at www.noctambulemusic.com

Marla Fibish is a long-time feature of the Bay Area Irish music scene, bringing a musicality and excitement to the tradition that is seldom heard on the mandolin. She is also known for her compositions, musical settings of poetry and instrumental pieces that have been featured in her work with Out of the Rain, and Three Mile Stone, and on her recording with Jimmy Crowley, The Morning Star. In addition to the mandolin, Marla brings mandola, tenor guitar, bouzouki, accordion and her voice to the Noctambule sound. More at Marla's website.

Bruce Victor is an eclectic and accomplished guitarist and composer, who plays several different guitars in several different tunings. Seemingly resisting any single musical genre, he has been labeled a 'poly-stylist,' (by one of the editors of Acoustic Guitar magazine), and has played with The Sirens of San Francisco, The Triplicates, and as a solo performer. He was the founder of the Acoustic Vortex, a non-profit musical organization that produced house concerts, mentored youth performers, and performed benefit concerts for other non-profit organizations. He is also a practicing psychiatrist and was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Praise for Noctambule: Travel in the Shadows:

'The irregular phrases, unpredictable meters and strangely beautiful harmonies...overlapping voices, guitars, and mandolins conjure a nocturnal world in which the words of some of our finest poets take shape and snap together magically like recently discovered pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Travel in the Shadows is folk music at its best--hand made, without a template.' - Alex DeGrassi

'..deeply moved and impressed! Ambitious and evocative theme, wonderfully chosen texts, beautiful and intricate arrangements, and highly polished performances, both musically and sonically.' -Neal Stulberg, Professor of Music & Director of Orchestral Studies, UCLA

'Travel in the Shadows features poetry by Robert Service, Pablo Neruda, and others beautifully set to their original acoustic music. (It) is a wonderfully and appropriately restrained take on deep, timeless poetry by two sensitive musicians.' -- Dan Gabel, Group Publisher and Editorial Director, Acoustic Guitar

'...sweet plucked string textures and wonderful vocal layers!' - Mike Marshall

About Healing Muses:

Healing Muses, headed by Executive Director Patrice Haan, is an organization whose musicians provide live, professional quality, soothing music in hospital wards and waiting rooms throughout the SF Bay area to support patient care. Healing Muses was founded from personal experience in 1999 by Eileen Hadidian, a professional flutist and recorder player who was greatly strengthened by music during her battle with cancer.

The program grew quickly to include many Northern California hospitals, and in 2002 Healing Muses incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Live music is played by professional harpists Patrice Haan, Maureen Brennan, and their newest muses, Margaret Davis and Shira Kammen. They draw on a diverse range of music from classical, folk and various world traditions to create a peaceful sound environment conductive to the well-being of patients and staff.
More information at: www.healingmuses.org

About City of Hope - Harps for Hearts program:

Founded in 2001 by Lisa Lynne, Harps for Hearts brings live music and interactive workshops to healthcare environments, schools, conferences and community programs, and provides a wide range of opportunities for patients, families and staff to experience live performances by world class musicians. These include concerts in hospital lobbies, hands-on-harps interactive workshops or in-room visits by trained therapeutic harpists. Harps for Hearts currently runs programs at City of Hope National Cancer Center in Duarte, California and Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills and Panorama City, California. Proceeds from this event will go to support the program at City of Hope.

More information at: http://www.lisalynne.com/presskits/harpsforhearts.html' target='_blank'> http://www.lisalynne.com/presskits/harpsforhearts.html

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