Lowertown Listening Session
Food Opera Preview with Ben Houge
Jan. 7, 2016
6 p.m. music
5:30 p.m. doors open
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
January’s Lowertown Listening Session will feature composer Ben Houge presenting a preview of Zeitgeist’s Saint Paul Food Opera. Houge’s food operas pair delectable dishes with evocative music, enhancing the experience of both. Rumor has it that the menu will include smoked salmon (or tofu) in a wasabi cream, among other things to savor, nibble, and crunch. Oh, whisky, too! Houge has music created especially for Chivas Regal. Dessert will be there, too, but we’re going to keep it a surprise.
In between courses, Houge will talk about the art and science of taste and sound. Food for thought, for sure!
We’ll have room for all, but do drop us a line to let us know you’re coming. It will help with shopping.
Lowertown Listening Sessions invite curious listeners to enjoy adventurous sounds and insightful conversation with the music-makers of our time. Held at Studio Z, Zeitgeist’s performance space in Lowertown St. Paul, this monthly happy hour series brings guest artists from all genres of new music (jazz, classical, world music, folk, and more) for performances and informal discussion in an after-work setting with food and beverages from Lowertown eateries.
Ben Houge’s previous food operas with chef Jason Bond have been featured on NPR (below), Kill Screen, and New Music Box.
Tickets can be securely purchased by credit card or through your PayPal account in advance, or by cash, check, or credit card at the door. Tickets purchased online will be held at the door.