May 13 2016
Noctambule: Music & poetry of the night presented by Black Rose Acoustic Society at Black Forest Community Center, Colorado Springs CO

Noctambule: Music & poetry of the night

Presented by Black Rose Acoustic Society at Black Forest Community Center

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor are Noctambule. They play original and traditional music in a variety of forms – original musical settings of a broad array of poetry, original instrumental pieces, and traditional Irish tunes and songs. Their music is rendered with lush beauty, sensitivity and humor on an unusual array of strings: various guitars in varied tunings, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, cittern, tenor guitar — and their blended voices.

They take the name Noctambule, French for “night-owl,” from a Robert Service poem about a nocturnal ramble through the back alleys of Paris, which they have set to music and included on their acclaimed CD “Travel in the Shadows.”

Bruce Victor is an eclectic and accomplished guitarist and composer who plays several different guitars in several different tunings. He has been labeled a “poly-stylist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine. He has played with The Sirens of San Francisco, The Triplicates, and as a solo performer. He is also a practicing psychiatrist and was a clinical professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Marla Fibish is well known in the Irish music world, bringing a musicality and excitement to the tradition that is seldom heard on the mandolin. She is also known for her compositions, musical settings of poetry and instrumental pieces that have been featured in her work with Out of the Rain and Three Mile Stone, and on her acclaimed instrumental recording with Jimmy Crowley, “The Morning Star.” In addition to the mandolin, Marla brings mandola, tenor guitar, bouzouki, accordion, and her alto voice to the Noctambule sound.

Admission Info

$10 general admission, $5 members and students w/ ID. Free for ages 12 and younger. No tickets; admission solely at the door.

Phone: (719) 659-5821


Dates & Times

2016/05/13 - 2016/05/13

Additional time info:

Show starts with two opening acts. Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water available for purchase.

Location Info

Black Forest Community Center

12530 Black Forest Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80908