Ursula Rucker and Tim Motzer Duo
with Special Guest THRRR
(Mike Lorenz – Guitar and Chelsea Smarr – Harp)
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Doors: 7:00 PM
Music: 7:30 PM
Free with Berg ID
$10 General Admission
Ursula Rucker and Tim Motzer
Philadelphia-based poet and performance artist, Ursula Rucker, is probably one of the most exceptional artists of our time – the Queen of Spoken word. Critics and listeners across the globe have been enchanted with her captivating vocals, diverse repertoire and accessible poetic verses that Ursula unfolded in the course of her full five albums by now. Her unique work on essential social issues often had her compared to legendary poets of the Black Arts Movement, such as Sonia Sanchez and Gil Scott-Heron.
Tim Motzer is a sonic alchemist who provides a soundscape to Rucker’s words. They have collaborated for over 20 years. Tim is a sonic pioneer and widely known for his distinct textural acoustic-electro guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. He has collaborated with numerous musical luminaries including David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit, King Britt, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Vernon Reid, David Torn, Markus Reuter, Pat Mastelotto, and Percy Jones, among others.
THRRR is the duo of guitarist Mike Lorenz and harpist Chelsea Smarr. They have been playing together since 2016.