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Fri, August 26 @ 8:00 pm
Ponyghost is a duo consisting of songwriter Jason Paglia and upright bassist, Perry Pfister. The songs, stemming from Jason’s original compositions and lyrics, are constructed from elements of acoustic and electric guitar, upright bass, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, and sampled sounds. These elements portray a map of each song which follow Jason’s lyrics over the song’s unique topography, sculpted from the duo’s involved sense of dynamics and textural changes. The music bears the intensity of certain modern classical music as well as the bold strength of a solo presentation of poetry.
Ponyghost was formed in 2008 in Portland, OR, performing in intimate spaces like Valentines, The Dunes, and house shows. This performance will be the duo’s first presentation of their current songs after a long break from live performance as Ponyghost. The Sou’Wester has graciously provided a week-long residency that Ponyghost has utilized to create this performance.