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Performance: Maurice Oliver: Santa Fe Suite
August 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5 – $25
“This is my emerging from the cocoon, as it were,” says Maurice Oliver. The musician, originally from New York City, will perform pieces from his latest album, “Santa Fe Suite.” It’s the first music the multi-disciplinary artist has produced since moving to Eldorado and undergoing a triple-bypass surgery—all in less than a year. Accompanied by his brother Steve and bassist Gary Paul Hermus, Oliver unveils his reactions to his new environment and perspective in an immersive concert experience forged from abstract visuals and unconventional, highly eclectic music.
“The surgery is the most significant thing that has happened in my life,” Oliver explains. “I was able to come back as a completely different person. It makes every day a fresh experience.” Oliver reflects on driving from Santa Fe to Albuquerque for the surgery, when he was unsure if he would ever return. He was hyper-aware of the landscape, the sky, and the fauna of New Mexico. “This wonderful place informs everything about the music from what sounds I program in the synthesizers to what other instruments I’m putting together.”
Oliver’s music incorporates elements of electronica, downtempo, house, techno, jazz, funk, soul, and worldbeat.