Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy is a three-day durational musical performance that will be staged throughout the public and private spaces of the Women’s Building in the Mission District of San Francisco. The audience will encounter musicians performing familiar and what at first appear to be innocuous love songs but, when listened to more carefully, reveal more complex and often more disturbing attitudes towards women.
Ragnar’s work often draws on repetition to tease out the complexity of an idea or emotion, resulting in works that are often at once joyful, funny, sorrowful, and deeply moving. Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy will continue his interest in using a durational performance to explore a complicated and challenging social issue, one that has become increasingly complex in the wake of the current cultural climate.
The performance will take place on November 9, 10th and 11th, 2018. Tickets are sold out but go to Eventbrite to get on the Waitlist.