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"The Maze," an improvisational collaborative piece by the Magma Trio, erupts from the Bug Theatre on Saturday, May 25. Like the white-hot molten substance it's named for, the Trio's form is shaped by a number of organic variables, including the spontaneous reactions experienced by its three players: actor and spoken-word artist Wayne Gilbert, saxophonist/keyboardist/turntablist Charles Rourke and drummer Todd Discher (who is also a member of the dark and artsy hard-rock combo Phantom Trigger). Rod Bucknam, a guitarist who maintains a position on the front line of Denver's avant garde, opens the show with a solo set. In a setting heightened by visual elements (from the Bug interior itself to stop-motion animation, video and 8mm film projections and lighting) the Magma members challenge listeners to get lost -- and to find their way back.
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