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Sun Ra Cosmic Soup: Open Gate Event featuring The Decisive Instant

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Date(s) - 10/31/2015
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

American Legion Post 13


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$10 | $5 Students, Seniors, & OGT Series performers

Filling the Pasadena American Legion Hall with tacky cosmology and great music, this will be a unique Otherworldly Halloween Celebration. The performances will include Jazz, video, strange costumes, puppets, and environments.

There will also be a grand full bar, and food; including Sun Ra’s recipe for “Moon Soup” (vegan/soul).

Featured will be “The Decisive Instant”, an adventurous 17 piece Jazz Big Band playing music created by Sun Ra. Open Gate will be doing Other World Music. There is likely to be an appearance of Bowshock on his Vehicular Astrolabe, in pursuit of the Great Singularity- breaking the Cosmic Winds.

Other as yet unknown Extraterrestrials will be sited sighted and cited. They will probe the Music of the Spheres.

For the audience, wild costumes and Creative Cosmology are encouraged. Open Gate is happy to supply robes and aluminum foil, as needed, but the Delusion must be your own making.

Environment and Visual design by Seda B Saar

Open Gate

  • Brad Dutz — percussion
  • Kaoru Mansour — voice, keyboards
  • Ted Lamoureux — puppets, etc.
  • Rika Ohara — video
  • Will Salmon — stuff


  • Rebecca Lynn — violin, voice
  • Tony Green — bass
  • Will Salmon — flute, voice
  • Breeze Smith — drums
  • Cheryl Banks-Smith — dance

The Decisive Instant

  • Steve Bowie, Alicia Byer, Ken Luey, Charles Sharp, Alexander Vogel — reeds
  • Bruce Friedman, Omar Murillo, William Roper, Kris Tiner, Ed Weiss, Dave Williams — brass
  • Jonathon Grasse, Angelo Metz, Jeff Schwartz — strings
  • Scott Dibble — keyboard
  • David Martinelli, Andrew Morgan, Jonathon Saxon, Tom Steck — percussion

Maha Afra — dancers

MissT Musze — vocals, poetry

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