WHO’S PLAYING? Simon Fink (St. Joseph, MO) and The Wires (Kansas City, MO)
WHAT TO EXPECT? A carefully choreographed concert featuring music and visuals from an exciting and innovative new project from composer Simon Fink and a small group of calibrators. Simon Fink and The Wires Alternative String Duo will perform music from “Lullabies Till Dawn,” an illustrated songbook about fatherhood, sleep deprivation, and music-making with art by Benjamin Parks.
Composer Simon Fink found himself in a new layer of life a few short years ago as a stay at home father. As artists tend to do he used the opportunity to create art from this new challenge in his life and the result is a steadfast collection of lullabies. The merciful songs play as they should, smooth and flowing. Even being backed by Kansas City string duo The Wires that feature Laurel Morgan on violin and Sascha Groschang on cello and additional help with harmony vocals by Cheyenne Dorrell, the songs still aren’t the full scope of the project. A full book with striking illustrations by Benjamin Parks is added as well, making for an multi-layered collaborative effort.
The book and album in question is a great pairing of visually magnetizing drawings by Parks, lyrics and sheet music for the songs as well as Fink’s own take and explanations of the songs. Included are references to the original lyricists of the songs and text giving some insight on Fink’s arrangements of the songs. The book, of course, also comes with audio accompaniment as well.
Here is the lead track from the album: “Heap of Horses” https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=800119880372128
Simon Fink’s Lullabies project sounds like: James Taylor, Andrew Bird and the last thing you remember hearing before you fall asleep.
WHERE IS IT? St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran (Marshall Hall) (3800 Troost Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64109)
WHEN IS IT? Saturday, June 8th, 2019 8:00 PM, $15
Here is a link to buy your tickets right NOW.
WHY SHOULD I GO?
- There will be only one proper album/book release show for “Lullabies Till Dawn”
- Fink likely won’t have many shows promoting this project because of the complexity of all of the elements
- This will be an interesting mixture of different types of art, visual and music, just like the project itself
- The Wires are fresh off an album release of their own less than a month ago named “Wilder”
- Benjamin Parks’ artwork will be an added feature to the concert
- The event will start at 8 and be over by 9:30, enough time to feature the project prominently but not take up your entire Saturday evening
You should RSVP on facebook to the event so you don’t forget, here is the link: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE