TOC Moon Series: Full Frost Moon with Ora Cogan Band, Tispur, and Alexis Mahler

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Monday, November 27, 7:30 pm
The Old Church Downtown Portland (Portland)
This is an in-person event
All Ages

The following description comes from the event organizer.

The Old Church invites you to be part of a series that celebrates intentional healing through sound, and creative visuals, and presence of mind. Each concert in the series is carefully booked to coincide with either the Full or New Moon. 

This sound bath celebrates the Full Frost Moon on November 26th, 2023.

Ora Cogan is a recording artist based on Vancouver Island. She is known for her singular voice and cinematic compositions. Cogan has released seven albums to date while collaborating with a multitude of artists and touring extensively. She has performed at numerous festivals throughout Europe & North America while sharing the stage with the likes of Grouper & Mazzy Star. Her latest EP, Dyed, was released October 21, 2022 and her new full length record will be out in 2023.

“Ora Cogan draws from a wide web of influence, but – truly – she sounds like no other.” CLASH Magazine

“Spent many nights listening to this captivating music.” - Hope Sandoval, Mazzy Star

Cogan can be strikingly sparse and overwhelmingly composed in the same sublime breath. She summons orchestral waves of violins and rolling psychedelic guitars, propelled forward by a voice that sweeps audiences away under a tsunami of blissful sonic complexity. - Sled Island Festival

Multi-instrumentalist Ora Cogan makes gorgeous experimental folk compositions laced with hints of psychedelia, chamber pop, and rock. - She Shreds

While her lyrics focus on corporate greed and environmental degradation, her transcendent arrangements provide relief and hope. - Bandcamp

Ora’s music is effortlessly extravagant. This is not music made for passive listening, rather, it is something that needs to be experienced. Discorder Magazine

“Cogan’s drawl evokes the tone of Karen Dalton and the technique of John Martyn.” - The Wire

Tispur is a dream-folk project fronted by Samwise Carlson which forms intricate guitar, dream-like vocals, and ornate lyricism to excite evocative imagery of imaginary worlds. Samwise is known for their angelic vocal style, impressive range and gently hypnotic, moving performances akin to the spirits of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, and Joanna Newsom.

Alexis Mahler explores her softness through the dark and earthy colors of the cello, a somber strum comforted by delicate lyrics and playful melodies. Her debut EP, Low Moon, innocently reaches for the most tender and heartful listener, while following intricate, moving layers of cello, violin, and distant vocal harmonies that seem to fall exactly where they should.

Classically trained and Michigan-made, Mahler has found life in Portland to be fully grounding and inspiring. She splits her time between teaching private music lessons, performing as a solo artist, and doing session work for songwriters, both local and long-distance. Mahler has worked with Matt Costa, John Craigie, Jacob Miller, Katie Toupin, Whitney, Shook Twins, Erisy Watt, Hanna Haas, and many others.


Event Location

The Old Church

1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205 Venue website

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