Monday, March 02, 2009

Storm Moon concert Thursday night in SF

My Full Moon Concert Series which I'm curating for Outsound Presents and the Luggage Store Gallery continues this Thursday night with the Storm Moon. At 8 pm (ish) we have Ronnie Cramer, visiting from Denver, and at 9 pm (ish) Lumper/Splitter. The gallery is located at 1007 Market Street at Sixth Street, San Francisco and admission is $6.00 - $10.00 sliding scale.

Denver, Colorado artist/musician/filmmaker Ronnie Cramer has been active in the arts community for over thirty years. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and other venues across the country, his music has achieved airplay on over 100 radio stations nationwide and his award-winning films have been screened at festivals around the world. He has also been featured as a guest lecturer on art and media at numerous museums and universities.

Lumper/Splitter is the mind-meld of two obsessive soundhounds -- Joe Rut and Lucio Menegon -- who alternately describe each other as "being from another planet" or "separated at birth." You decide: Are you a lumper or a splitter?

Lumper/Splitter create sonic tapestries using every tool at their guitar-centric disposal -- effects manipulation, looping, amplified objects, found sound, and even some honest guitar playing. Improvising compositions based on their environment, every performance is different. Their excursions sometimes sound like Martians invading New Jersey but are often soothing and occasionally neurotic.


Ronnie will premiere his 20-30 minute film, "Storm Moon", and perform its accompanying score. The constantly shifting images and music are designed to represent the calendar as we sweep winter aside and prepare for a fresh start in the spring.


Lumper/Splitter will attempt to answer the musical question, "What the fuck is a storm moon?", possibly in the key of G.

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