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#1 Mon, 2013-03-11 14:30
lee santa
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Sun Ra fans, I have uploaded more Arkestra photos to my website http://lee-santa.artistwebsites.com/ They are from the very first Arkestra concert I had the pleasure to attend. Below is my partial description of the concert.
 
Freeborn Hall, University of California, April, 1968 style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"> 
This Freeborn
Hall concert was my first of many live Arkestra concerts and a Sun Ra concert was like being in a mystery play with some of
the most intense music imaginable.
The concert
started with solo cello playing behind the stage curtain. This went on for
several minutes and then the curtain was drawn showing the audience the lone
musician on the stage. Gradually other musicians wandered out picking up their
instruments and joining in with the cellist. As more and more musicians joined
in the music grew in intensity. Once the entire ensemble (about 13 to 15
musicians) was on stage the music reached a sustained crescendo that went on
for several minutes with most of the musicians filing off the stage into the
audience.
Just prior to
the exiting of the stage Marshall Allen and Danny Davis, on alto saxes, took
center stage. They faced each other, placed their legs between each others and
pushed against each other, all the while playing their saxes. As they were
doing this, two others, each on alto sax (probably Danny Thompson and Pat
Patrick) came up behind each of the other two sax players and pushed their
bodies against their backs. This went on for a few seconds then broke up with
one of them falling to the floor and the other three surrounding him and
playing at him as though they were attacking. It was after this event ended that
the band members began marching into the audience.
The fact
that Freeborn Hall had no chairs in it and the audience was sitting on the
floor made it easier for the musicians to wander through the audience.
Occasionally some of the musicians would surround a few audience members and
play at them for a few seconds. One person who was surrounded quickly got up
and ran out of the building as if he was on fire. I was with some other people
and we just assumed he was having a bad acid trip.

 

Mon, 2013-03-11 16:30
Stuart Boyer
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Joined: 2010-12-22 23:50

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Wow !!   Sounds like it WAS a trip !   By the way I am not on hallucinogens.

Stu    ( Looking forward to Instant composers Pool  playing here in detroit next month)



 



Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:30:17 -0700
From: lfsanta@yahoo.com
To: saturn@outerspaceways.info
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Subject: [ Saturn ] more Sun Ra photos


Sun Ra fans, I have uploaded more Arkestra photos to my website http://lee-santa.artistwebsites.com/ They are from the very first Arkestra concert I had the pleasure to attend. Below is my partial description of the concert.
 
Freeborn Hall, University of California, April, 1968 
This Freeborn
Hall concert was my first of many live Arkestra concerts and a Sun Ra concert was like being in a mystery play with some of
the most intense music imaginable.
The concert
started with solo cello playing behind the stage curtain. This went on for
several minutes and then the curtain was drawn showing the audience the lone
musician on the stage. Gradually other musicians wandered out picking up their
instruments and joining in with the cellist. As more and more musicians joined
in the music grew in intensity. Once the entire ensemble (about 13 to 15
musicians) was on stage the music reached a sustained crescendo that went on
for several minutes with most of the musicians filing off the stage into the
audience.
Just prior to
the exiting of the stage Marshall Allen and Danny Davis, on alto saxes, took
center stage. They faced each other, placed their legs between each others and
pushed against each other, all the while playing their saxes. As they were
doing this, two others, each on alto sax (probably Danny Thompson and Pat
Patrick) came up behind each of the other two sax players and pushed their
bodies against their backs. This went on for a few seconds then broke up with
one of them falling to the floor and the other three surrounding him and
playing at him as though they were attacking. It was after this event ended that
the band members began marching into the audience.
The fact
that Freeborn Hall had no chairs in it and the audience was sitting on the
floor made it easier for the musicians to wander through the audience.
Occasionally some of the musicians would surround a few audience members and
play at them for a few seconds. One person who was surrounded quickly got up
and ran out of the building as if he was on fire. I was with some other people
and we just assumed he was having a bad acid trip.

 


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