Boston-based avant-pop quintet Jaggery presents an evening of original music exploring themes in the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. The band will perform a song cycle in their characteristic sepia-toned, fluid style, mixing the classical precision of piano, harp, and viola, the jazz-inflected looseness of contrabass and drum kit, and the volcanic voice of Mali Sastri, whose “performances are at once breathtaking feats of physical expression, and a form of psychic excavation.”(The ARTery) Sonically conveying the themes of beauty in da Vinci’s work, the group will push opposites–light and shadow, delicacy and ferocity–producing a palette of gnarled elegance and graceful clashes.

With opener Rabbit Rabbit, whose love of art and folk song, industrial and improvised music, and heart-wrenching balladry are rendered on a motley assortment of acoustic instruments to sparse and rich effect. Rabbit Rabbit will celebrate the release of their new album, Rabbit Rabbit Radio, Volume 3, with this special MFA performance.

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Above: Photo © Matt Samolis