CAGES played last year after singer Nola Ranallo’s suicide, clinical death, coma, and arduous but positively life changing recovery. They wrote a 2 hour piece titled “A World In Song” just for that performance and made a very positive and healing event out of it in an effort to raise awareness about domestic abuse and the availability of crisis services. It was immense. 30+ performers in a beautiful cathedral venue in the heart of Buffalo, a meal, music, mental health and trauma speakers, information table, an Andrew M. McKenzie quadraphonic sound installation, a massive textile installation and special wardrobe by Gabrielle Duggan, live recording and best of all, totally free to the public. All made possible by generous support from participants, friends and the good citizens of Buffalo. A beautiful coalescence in support of a worthy cause. The feeling in the room was otherworldly, alive… and rather warm.
300 copies of 150gr black vinyl housed in a beautiful heavy duty tipon jacket with printed inner sleeve, lyrics insert and download card included. Recorded by Ron Hensberry. Mixed by Justin Rose. Photography by Jamshid Vafai, Joe Valenti, Nola Ranallo and Vicente Rondon with art by Daniel Galas. Mastered by Rashad Becker and cut by Anne Taegert.
This record is part document and part public service so please give it your time.