Monday, October 5, 2009

News from Lily Haydn and Alexa Weber Morales

(Lily Haydn)

"Hello Arnaldo,

I hope all is well in your world. I wanted to let you know about a couple of exciting things happening in mine.

After years of being a part of other film composers' musical arsenal, I scored my first film last year. It's called The Horseboy , and it comes out this Friday October 9 in Los Angeles at the Nuart Theater in West LA for one week only, and around the US all this month.

The film is about a family's enchanted quest to heal their son's autism, as they travel from shaman to shaman on horseback in Mongolia. I will be at the Nuart this Friday, opening night at 7:30, and would love to see you there! As you know, independent film lives and dies by word of mouth and local support. Please go see this remarkable film if you are going to see a movie this week.

The music for this came out so beautifully, thanks to my collaboration with guitarist/composer Kim Carroll, and it is NOW AVAILABLE on ITUNES. It's part Ry Cooder, part Crouching Tiger... I love it and would love to share it with you!

In other news, I am working on my new cd, working on another film called The Lightmaker, and just returned from doing a fellowship at the Sundance Film Composers Lab, where I was lucky enough to study with some of the greats, including Harry Gregson Williams, David Newman, and George S. Clinton.

Also, November 1, I will be performing at the Napa Opera House, opening for Bob Wier , as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Global Security Institute (the preeminent NGO focused on Nuclear Disarmament, and on November 6, I will be joining grammy winning composer Matteo Messina and DJ Cut Chemist for Symphony of the Superhero , a concert to benefit Children's Hospital in Seattle, during which a symphony orchestra will be performing some of my music.

Much love and many blessings,
hope to see you soon,
(Alexa Weber Morales)

"Most autumnal Arnaldo ~

This weekend was a triple-header for Andy y Su Orquesta Callao, and it culminated in a wonderful show at that very San Franciscan institution, the outdoor stage at El Rio, where we enjoyed stellar sound engineering by Frank, rapturous dancers and a genuine rapport on stage. Gone was the in-fighting, the gun-pointing, the hair-pulling and the cat-scratching, replaced by the harmonious energy of a dedicated posse of underpaid performers! Wait, maybe that was the most recent episode of Desperate Housewives. The point is, we felt great and we'd love to see more of you!

With that in mind, I thought I'd let you know where I'll be during this very busy week! Please see below for some dates that might interest you...

Still kicking,

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
Salsa en San Francisco - 10:00pm
The Glas Kat
520 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94107-1609
(415) 495-6620

With Andy y Su Orquesta Callao... This club consistently has GREAT dancers and great salsa bands... definitely a place to go to learn to dance salsa as well as watch the pros do it! We'll be celebrating musical director Ivan Lino-Montes' birthday, so please come and raise a glass to him!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Jazz 'n Cocktails 'n Entrees - 7:00pm
Cafe Claude
7 Claude Lane (near Kearny & Sutter)
San Francisco, CA 94108

Alexa's jazz trio enhances the lovely French cuisine and soothes the beautiful people who all appear to be gainfully employed.

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Salsa en Concord - 10:30pm
Club Sazon
2765 Clayton Rd
Concord, CA 94519-2725
(925) 686-1950
With Andy y Su Orquesta Callao!

Friday, October 9th, 2009
Salsa en Albany! - 10:00pm
1106 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
With Andy y Su Orquesta Callao!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Salsa en Concord - 10:00pm
Club Sazon
2765 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 686-1950
With Andy y Su Orquesta Callao!

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