Over the course of seven shows in less than three years, local impresario Keith Marks’s Avant Music Series has brought in a distinctively eclectic mix of performers to a range of non-traditional venues across Northeast Florida. From a vibrant performance by Afro-Venezuelan artist Betsayda Machado in Hemming Park to American Jewish World Music ensemble Pharaoh’s Daughter’s set at the Jacksonville Jewish Center and late September’s unveiling of local composer Cory Driscoll’s concept album “Tropical Depression” at The Cummer, Avant’s productions are consistent with the 501(c) 3’s tagline: Curious Music for Curious Minds.
This weekend Avant will present perhaps its most curious, and arguably most ambitious production yet, when New York-based trio Rashinim along with multi-instrumentalist Jamie Saft soundtrack two shows at the MOSH Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. Along with what’s certain to be a cosmically interesting sonic experience, custom animations from graphic artist Kedgar Volta, renowned producer Willie Evan, Jr., and multimedia artist Joseph Provenza will animate the planetarium’s dome projector, a first for MOSH’s famed rounded vault.
Badass, we say!
This Avant audio-visual experience kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8p.m. with a second performance on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5p.m. For more info, visit Avant, here. For tickets, click here.