From the Multicultural Music Fellowship, Amelia Romano and Liza Wallace bring their bands together: StringQuake & Present Time Ensemble, for a night of Bossa Nova, Venezuelan, Brazilian, and Cuban styles as well as North American Jazz and Folk music.
Performing on traditionally ‘classical’ instruments, StringQuake, takes their instruments in new directions. Amelia Romano on electric lever harp and Misha Khalikulov on carbon fiber cello, experiment with unusual keys, fiery time signatures, and improvisation to create a sound uniquely their own.
Present Time Ensemble
Liza Wallace founded the Present Time Ensemble three years ago with clarinetist Liz Gorman. Fast-forward to this month and she celebrates the release of her CD “Waken” which consists of Liza’s original compositions and arrangements. Her work draws from Venezuelan, Brazilian, and Cuban styles as well as North American Jazz and Folk music.
A native of Berkeley California, Liza is a harpist, singer, and composer, Liza Wallace brings a new dimension to the harp’s place in contemporary music. In her current work, Liza finds inspiration from the rhythmically passionate music of Venezuela and the intricately melodic music of the Balkans. Her compositions and arrangements integrate these qualities with the western forms of Jazz and Folk music in the evolution of her singular style.