Institut Ramon LLull




Bassist Alexis Cuadrado's live score on the silent film SHOES, New York premiere

Music.  New York,  05/12/2018

The score will accompany a screening of the iconic 1916 silent film Shoes directed by the American pioneer female filmmaker Lois Weber. Shoes follows the story of a young woman who struggles to replace her only pair of shoes, which are falling to pieces, while supporting a family of six with a deadbeat father. According to the composer, “the score is in conversation with the film across a century’s divide on the fight for women’s rights, poverty and workers’ rights, and how these issues continue to plague our world today. This piece is a statement that helps us reflect on how we do or don’t evolve as a society.” 

With bassist Alexis Cuadrado, vocalist Kavita Shah, trumpeter Linda Briceño, cellist Amy Kang, pianist Luis Perdomo, and vibraphonist Christos Rafalides, and drummer Shirazette Tinnin.

Barcelona-born bassist Alexis Cuadrado is one of the most sought after musicians in New York. Though he has long been a distinguished sideman, Cuadrado’s output as a composer has also been significant in recent years, showcasing a distinctive voice that combines improvisation with through-composed music that draws on jazz, experimental, and flamenco influences.

Shoes (1916) 

Directed by Lois Weber 
Music by Alexis Cuadrado

Kavita Shah – Voice
Naadje Noordhuis – Trumpet
Amy Kang – Cello 
Luis Perdomo – Piano 
Christos Rafalides – Vibraphone
Alexis Cuadrado – Bass 
Shirazette Tinnin – Drums



New York Premiere

December 5th, 2018

7:30pm and 9:30pm

Jazz @ Lincoln Center

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Broadway and 60th St., 5th Floor

A consortium of:

Generalitat de CatalunyaGovern Illes BalearsAjuntament de Barcelona

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