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Vizutti’s “American Jazz Suite”

Mark performs as solo trumpeter for Allen Vizutti’s “American Jazz Suite” with the combined Colby College and University of Maine at Farmington Wind Ensembles, directed by Eric Thomas.

Featuring two performances: Thursday, November 2, 2017 & Saturday, November 4, 2017 (Times TBA).

Les Sorciers Perdus & the gravity sessions

Photo by David Wade

Les Sorciers Perdus and friends present “the gravity sessions,” an evening of jazz, poetry, visual art, dance, film, and more at the newly-remodeled Apohadion Theatre at 107 Hanover St., Portland, Maine.  Don’t miss this first installment of “the gravity sessions,” a multi-dimensional, cross-disciplinary artistic “Be-In”!  Additional dates are being planned for 2017-18.

Performers will include: Mark Tipton – Trumpet, Ryan Blotnick – Guitar, Tyler Heydolph – Bass, Beau Lisy – Drums, David Wells – Saxophone, Gil Helmick – Poet, Phil James – Piano & Shakuhachi, Marita Kennedy-Castro – Dancer, Pat Corrigan – Visual Artist, and Matt Ferral – Set Design.

Apohadion Theater: http://www.theapohadiontheater.com/

the gravity sessions on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thegravitysessions/

“Alice Dances” Premier

Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.

Northern Lights Dance Arts students will premier Shelby Werner’s choreography to Mark’s new three-movement composition, “Alice Dances,” as part of their fall recital at The Grand in Ellsworth.  Movements include: 1) Alice Falls Down the Rabbit Hole, 2) The Croquet Game, and 3) The Lobster Quadrille.

[Please note: Mark’s music was pre-recorded by Les Sorciers Perdus.]

Comic Silent Shorts with Les Sorciers Perdus

Magician-turned-cinema-pioneer Georges Melies.

Les Sorciers Perdus present a fun-filled evening of short silent film comedies sure to inspire belly-laughs from even the most stoic among us!  Feel your troubles (and the winter blues!) melt away as Les Sorciers Perdus perform Mark’s original music to favorites by such masters as Harold Lloyd, Georges Melies, Charley Bowers, and more!

Mark Tipton – trumpet & keyboard, Ryan Blotnick – guitar, Tyler Heydolph – bass, & Beau Lisy – drums

Details: 182 Ridge Road, Bowdoinham, Maine; Potluck @ 6:30pm & Music/Films @ 7:30pm; Suggested donation is $10/person.

WORLD PREMIER: Les Sorciers Perdus & The Phantom Carriage

Victor Sjostrom’s THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE.

 

Les Sorciers Perdus perform Mark’s new score for Victor Sjöström’s 1921 silent masterpiece, “The Phantom Carriage” at The Grand in Ellsworth.  One screening only, so reserve your tickets early!  Dark and moody, this film is based on Körkarlen, a novel by Nobel laureate Selma Lagerlöf, and develops a theme found in a Swedish folk legend.  The legend states that the last person to die before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve is cursed to drive Death’s chariot throughout the new year collecting the souls of the departed.  A major influence on Ingmar Bergman, this groundbreaking silent horror/drama film features director Victor Sjöström as the ne’re-do-well David Holm, Hilda Borgström as Anna Holm – his wife, and Astrid Holm as Sister Edit.

Mark’s new score blends contemporary jazz with soundscape and modern classical techniques, spinning a hypnotic web of sound that connects seamlessly with the film. Featuring Mark Tipton on Trumpet & Keyboard, Ryan Blotnick on Guitar, Tyler Heydolph on Bass, and Beau Lisy on Drums & Percussion.

[Date soon-to-be-confirmed.]

“Safety Last!” at The Strand in Rockland

Harold Lloyd in SAFETY LAST!

Mark leads Les Sorciers Perdus in a performance of his original score for Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last!”  Join us for a screening of one of Hollywood’s most beloved comedies starring one of its most daring comedians!  Great for kids of all ages!

Mark Tipton – Trumpet & Keyboard, Ryan Blotnick – Guitar, Tyler Heydolph – Bass, and Beau Lisy – Drums.

Les Sorciers Perdus & Sunrise

George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor in SUNRISE.

 

Les Sorciers Perdus perform Mark’s recent score for F. W. Murnau’s evocative and memorable silent drama, “Sunrise,” at The Grand in Ellsworth.  One screening only, so please reserve your tickets early! This score was premiered at the 2017 Maine International Film Festival in the Waterville Opera House to an appreciative audience.

Mark’s original score blends contemporary and vintage jazz elements, world folk sounds, and avant-garde techniques to portray through music the pathos of this timeless tale of love, spite, and ultimate redemption.

Featuring Mark Tipton on Trumpet & Keyboard, Ryan Blotnick on Guitar, Tyler Heydolph on Bass, and Beau Lisy on Drums & Percussion.

[Date soon-to-be-confirmed.]

WORLD PREMIER: Les Sorciers Perdus & Robin Hood

Douglas Fairbanks in ROBIN HOOD.

Les Sorciers Perdus perform Mark’s new score for “Robin Hood,” (1922), starring Douglas Fairbanks, at The Grand in Ellsworth.  There is one screening only, so reserve your tickets early!

Mark’s new score uses contemporary jazz, folk and classical styles to portray in music the epic visual scope of this film – one of the highest costing films to produce in the 1920’s, at roughly one million dollars! Considered director Allan Dwan’s masterpiece, and recently restored, Robin Hood has never looked better on the big screen, and with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this film will not disappoint!

Featuring Mark Tipton on Trumpet & Keyboard, Ryan Blotnick on Guitar, Tyler Heydolph on Bass, and Beau Lisy on Drums & Percussion.

[Date soon-to-be-confirmed.]