Animals and Giraffes is an ongoing collaboration between writer/performer Claudia La Rocco and saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief. The project explores the intersection of text and sound, and features a changing roster featuring some of the finest bay area improvisers.
Animals & Giraffes is:
Phillip Greenlief - reeds & Claudia La Rocco - text & voice
Guest Performers: David Boyce - voice, tenor saxophone, electronics Dapplegray: Nava Dunkelman - percussion, Jeanie-Aprille tang - electronics, Tara Sreekrishnan - piano
Evelyn Davis - prepared piano
Aurora Josephson - voice
Tim Perkis - electronics
Jon Raskin - baritone saxophone
John Shiurba - guitar
Karen Stackpole - gongs, percussion
"The poetry itself is inscrutable to me, a patchwork of mostly immediate images: settings and actions taking place now or in recent memory. But it doesn’t follow a linear flow, feeling more like stream-of-consciousness."