Lun*na Menoh performs Maurice Ravel's Bolero


An evening of experimental and classical music. 

Opening Act: Les Sewing Sisters

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

$12 [ $10 Current V.P.E.S. Members]

Advanced Reservations: (Strongly Recommended)

Doors Open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7:00pm

An extremely limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

The Velaslavasay Panorama welcomes back experimental artist, designer and musician Lun*na Menoh for her première performance of Maurice Ravel's Bolero, reimagined using sampled sewing machine noise and found sound.

Opening the show are Les Sewing Sisters (Atsuko Yoo and Saori Mitome), an artist collective using the sewing machine and voices to create music surrounding matters of dress, fabric and fashion.

Lun*na Menoh is a Japanese-born singer sewing artist who lives in Los Angeles. Her work deals with fashion, clothing and exposing the invisible thread between performance and fabric by making sculpturesque dresses, paintings, and a series of fashion shows with her conceptual but wearable outfits.

Starting in 1999, she made a number of paintings of men's white dress shirts that are given a dirty stained ring around the collar. In early 2000, she started making music with the bands Seksu Roba and her own group Jean Paul Yamamoto. Currently her band is Les Sewing Sisters, which creates pop songs about dresses & dress making  approached with experimental touches such as using the sewing machine as a musical instrument.

Programming at the Velaslavasay Panorama has been funded in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


Images from the event!